Updated 2017! El Pollo Loco, Inc. is a fast food chain specializing in Mexican-style grilled chicken. They have several hundred restaurants, but are mostly located in the Southwestern U.S. They do not have an allergen chart, but do have some other special diet information online. We also contacted them directly to find out the dairy-free options. They were very responsive, which enabled us to compile this general list of options. There are many more dairy-free options on the menu if you special order no cheese and no sour cream.
No Dairy (Milk-Based) Ingredients (see disclaimer below)
- Meats – Flame Grilled Chicken, Mexican Chicken
- Entrees – Chicken Taquitos, Taco al Carbon, Pollo Bowl, Avocado Bacon Tostada Salad
- Sides – Pinto Beans, Coleslaw, Steamed Broccoli (without margarine), Flour Tortillas, Corn Tortillas
- Condiments – Salsas, Citrus Vinaigrette
- Dessert – Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Their customer service specifically stated “The chocolate chip cookies do not list dairy as an allergen alert.”)
Other Allergen Notes: We received a message from a concerned viewer about soy. They had heard that all chicken from El Pollo Loco is marinated in oil that contains hydrolyzed soybean oil. However, we contacted the company directly, and their customer service promptly responded, “No, it is just marinated in fruit juices, herbs and spice.” El Pollo Loco does have Gluten Information available online.
More Details from El Pollo Loco
Restaurant Website: www.elpolloloco.com
*The above information was supplied by a Go Dairy Free viewer, is not representative of our own findings, and should be used for informational purposes only. Ingredients and menu offerings are constantly changing in the food service industry, and can be subject to interpretation. For this reason, Go Dairy Free does not guarantee nor take responsibility for the accuracy of this information. If severe allergies or intolerances are a concern, contact the restaurant directly before purchasing or consuming one of their products. Cross-contamination of potential food allergens should always be considered a possibility in a fast food restaurant.
Last Updated: November 25, 2017