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Carnes y Pollos

amysuehere | Mar 4, 200809:35 AM

Saw this place last week as we were driving to Korea Garden (It's just south of 183 on the east side) and decided to take a chance on it today for lunch.

Prices were of a sit down place, averaging about $7 per plate and the menu has all the usual suspects, as well as a page of seafood options. Several things caught my eye including the Pollo Chipolte, Pablano Burger and the "Crispy" Chile Relleno.

I left the choice up to my waiter, who chose the Pollo Chipolte. Got it to go and subbed charro beans for refried. The smells wafting out during the car ride were a very good sign.

Opened it up to find they gave me both charro and refried, so I decided to eat the cheese off the top of the refried. My great gravy, they have some pretty darn tasty refried. They acually had flavor and a little kick. I don't usually like legumes. Can't say I was as impressed with the charro. They were good (pork fat rules), but not as exceptional as the refried.

Rice was on the higher side, but the standard red with peas and carrots. Slightly more flavorful than most.

As to the chicken; it was several thighs that had been fire roasted and seasoned quite nicely and the chipolte cream sauce was mouth-tingle hot with a very nice afterburn in the back of my mouth and tummy - and there was enough in the portion for me to have leftovers tomorrow.

All in all, I'd say this place is worth a second try for the "Crispy" (???) Chili Relleno and a return visit on another cool day for the chicken. This place is a welcome addition in the Land of the Bland

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