El Pollo Loco

4 ratings
$ • Fast Food Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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2331 California Ave
Corona, CA 92881

Most Recent Reviews


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They use shared equipment and don't use clean knives to chop up your food. I would not recommend for anyone who is a celiac.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The thing is with a lot of these food chains is that there will be cross contamination, so if you are diagnosed with celiac, I would stay away. The rice has has traces of gluten in it, but the chicken is GF as far as I know. If you do not have serious gluten issues, get the chicken bowls or salads.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Their food selection might have a lot of gluten free options on their menu. However, they use shared utensils, cutting boards etc.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Fast Food
  • Takeout

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Good food good selections for GF

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Wheat Allergy

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Only been there once. They didn't know about gf. But they did ask. Kind of scared he so I went simple. It was good. Need to go back again. Just scared me at first with lack of knowledge.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

Overall Rating

Review


Has a gf menu online, speaker sucks so the cashier helping us had trouble hearing us. I am also dairy free and had the pollo bowl.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


They have plenty of options, one of my go-to chains.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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Review


Dedicated gluten free menu on website, not in store. Staff was not knowledgeable. But ingredients are simple and listed under each menu item.

Tasty, juicy chicken. We had the bowls. No complaints.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Picked up takeout today, first time to eat here since celiac diagnosis. Hard to find their GF info online but finally found a link after I clicked on a menu item. Warns there’s no dedicated kitchen or cross contamination protection but much of their menu is listed as GF. Chicken and most sides are on the GF list as is the milky drink horchata! Here’s the GF link as of 9-9-2022: https://www.elpolloloco.com/content/pdfs/epl_gluten_info_mod_4_2022_hr-1.pdf

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options

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