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Pollo Campero Open for Business at Downtown Disney

16 November 2010 6 Comments

The wait is over:  Pollo Campero is open for business at Downtown Disney in Orlando, and the space that was once occupied by McDonald’s is serving tasty, Latin-inspired chicken and side dishes to hungry shoppers. You can find a recent review of Pollo Campero on the Disney Food Blog.

Pollo Campero specializes in signature chicken dishes and side dishes with a Latin flavor, like their unique yuca fries.  But in an effort to keep with Disney’s new commitment to offer delicious yet healthy options, the restaurant, which has locations in twelve countries, is also offering Fresh A-peel, a line of all natural burgers, salads, wraps, and gluten-free sweet treats.

Offerings range from grilled chicken, to a crispy chicken, lightly breaded and fried in a pressure cooker, without trans-fat.  Sides are colorful, vibrant and fresh, with lots of herbs, citrus fruit, and vegetables.  Salads are made with locally grown greens, and to accompany the tasty food, the restaurant offers a salsa bar, complete with zippy options like jalepenos, to top any of the menu items.

And don’t forget dessert:  courtesy of Babycakes NYC, Erin McKenna brings to the table healthy, unprocessed sweet treats, ranging from cupcakes to donuts to cookies – all without gluten, dairy, or eggs.

Opened just in time for the season rush, Pollo Campero should be a welcome addition to the Downtown Disney dining options.  We’ll be interested to see what patrons have to say. 


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  • Jen Maddox said:

    We had a Pollo Campero near us when we lived in West Palm Beach, FL. It was always packed and the food was delicious. Their chicken has the most unique flavor, one bite and you will never forget it! I think this will be a great addition to Downtown Disney and I’m looking forward to trying it out on our next visit.

  • Zane Figg said:

    Thanks for the comment, Jen! We’re looking forward to trying it on our next visit, too. I should probably get the grilled chicken, but I might have to go for the fried!

  • Jen Maddox said:

    Oh yeah, fried is the only way to go! It’s so unique, you’ll love it!

  • Brooke Fehr (author) said:

    Jen – you had me at fried chicken! Now I can’t WAIT to go over there. Thanks so much for your great comments!

  • AJ said:

    Still can’t believe I haven’t been there! Soon, I hope!

  • Brooke Fehr (author) said:

    Me too! Can’t wait to try the fried chicken…sounds like something special. (And the cupcakes. We can’t forget about those!)

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