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Pollo Bravo, The Real Best Rotisserie Chicken in L.A.

JL | Oct 21, 200311:15 PM

Pollo Bravo a la Brasa, on Beverly, just west of Vermont, is outstanding, absolutely blows away rotisserie bird places like Zankou. Smoky chicken, incredibly tender, with skin like candy. And the accompanying smoky, fiery red salsa redefines what a sauce should be. The salsa verde is interesting too. The pico de gallo is beyond fresh. The pinto beans are some of the best I've had too, whole beans well-spiced and served in a beany broth.

As for the restaurant, it's very spare, with maybe ten tables. Cords of wood are stacked in a mammoth bin. The place smells great. And the cartoons on the windows are worth the trip alone. There's not a cartoon funnier than the one of the chicken in a sombrero eating a drumstick. This is chicken so good, it's worthy of chicken cannibalism. There's also branches on Western, south of Santa Monica, with an expanded menu, and on 6th St.

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