Pollo Tropical is a fast food chain that started in Miami, Florida. It specializes in Caribbean cuisine and is known for its flame grilled marinated chicken, beans and rice. They opened a location is New Jersey sometime in 2009 and our family fell in love with its food. It’s our go to restaurant on lazy weekends. Sadly they closed down in 2012.
When we went to Florida for a short vacation over the holidays we made it a point to visit a location. It was actually our first stop. We ordered our usual which is a whole chicken family meal which comes with sweet plantains and rolls. You are allowed 2 sides, our favorite is the yellow rice and black beans. The meal only comes to around 25 dollars including taxes and drink, more than enough to feed our family of four. You will be given a number after you order at the register and your meal will be delivered to your table. There is a saucing island where you can find more than half a dozen sauces. Our favorites are the cilantro garlic and the curry mustard.