For reasons I still don't fully understand, Super Pollo in Van Nuys was seldom discussed here, but in my opinion it served one of the best pollo a la brasa in the LA area. I went today and found that the place is now under new management, has undergone a renovation and is now called "Takatis".
The place was completely empty....combined with the ownership change, I have to admit I was quite worried that the food would not be good.
But, I am pleased to report that it's still excellent. The chicken itself is extremely moist and flavorful (they've brined it, coated it in a tasty rub, and finally slow cooked it over wood in an old oven that takes up half the dining room).. It''s served with the usual assortment of Peruvian sauces including the green aji. The french fries are still completely fresh and made with Kennebec potatoes. I had a side salad, which I found pleasingly sweet and tart, but they also have plantains and beans.
The half chicken with two sides for $9 should be enough food to fill up nearly anyone.
Anyway, it was clear to me that this place isn't getting the business it deserves, so I urge folks to give it a try.
Pollos a la brasa
6470 Van Nuys Blvcd
818 781 8122