Pollo Campero

4919 Webb Chapel Rd.
Dallas, TX 75220
Critics' Pick
Pollo Campero +

Catherine Downes


  • Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm
  • $
  • Takeout, Wheelchair accessible Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Pollo Campero--"country chicken"--is the first Dallas outpost of a Guatemalan fast-food chain that is hugely popular in Central America. (The New York Times reports that Guatemalans often carry boxes and bags full of Pollo Campero victuals on their flights to the United States, filling the plane with the aroma of fried chicken. The chicken is either distributed to homesick relatives or sold by the piece for a profit.) It's the only mass merchant of what it calls "Latin American fried chicken," crispy and coated with adobo seasonings. It's drawing crowds in Dallas now. If you don't mind chicken that still has a few deep-fried pin feathers--the "country" attitude evidently extends to plucking--you'll find the stuff addictive. It's served with white corn tortillas or rolls, plus a few sides--the best was the "Campero beans," fat pintos spiked with strong bacon flavor.

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