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Asadero el Pollo

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Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
10:00 - 18:00
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Lords Valley
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136 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been taking out for a number of years and it remains as good as it was 8 years ago. They consistenly grill the chicken to perfection. Although they also give tortillas, sauces and a small portion of rice, I always stop at Mega and buy red rice and black beans to make it a more complete meal. The... More 

Thank ronlandau
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A whole barbecued chicken for 110 pesos including sides (rice, salsa, red onion and tortillas) makes this place the best deal in Playa.

Thank elizabethpP9708QT
Crossville, Tennessee
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543 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 582 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were doing the Ultimate Cozumel Island Buggy Tour with Omar. His first stop was Asadero el Pollo. There he picked up chicken, as Omar makes lunch about noon, as we tour the island.The chicken was very tender and moist. It went well with Omar's homemade guacamole & pico de gallo. It's always good to have a native pick the... More 

Thank magic_carpets
Star, Idaho
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61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This place is not for everyone but we loved it. It is close to the Tulum colectivo station and is always busy. My wife and I split a half chicken for lunch and that filled us up. This cost 60 pesos (about $3 US) and the chicken was incredible. You also get rice and pickled red onions - very good... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We were told about this place by s true d who lived in playa del carmen. I can honestly say it's the best I've ever had, four of us had 2 whole chickens and they come with everything in the picture. I think we maybe paid 230 pesos? Best lunch by far!

Thank Matthias S
Regina, Canada
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

On the corner of Calle 2 and 20th Ave. sits this unassuming little place. We ate here for the first time in January of 2016 and literally spent the next year dreaming about coming back. Nope, not kidding. If you didn't already know this place makes chicken and chicken only. Walking by you might be put off by the chain... More 

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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this one! They have great juicy chicken at such a low cost. 1/2 a chicken is about $3 usd, and that feed two of us. It's located just a few minutes walk away from 5th avenue. Past the colectivos and across from a school. They were friendly and service was fast. We were recording a video from our... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

A delicious lunch at this corner 20 ave y 2 Calle. Full of locals enjoying this juicy moist chicken, served 1/4, 1/2 or whole with side order of rice, onions, tortillas and a salsa.

Thank freckleknee
Santorini, Greece
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I absolutely LOVE these restaurants! Incredible quality, amazing staff. You can't go wrong. On a diet? Bring a bag of chopped veggies and skip the tortillas. On a budget? You will eat like a king. The best flavor and soooo cheap!! ALL REAL FOOD nothing fake or processed. EVERYTHING MADE BY HAND. FRESH. EVERYDAY!!

Thank Nicky B
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I stumbled upon this place quite by accident, by exploring the local neighborhoods away from Avenida Quinta (5th Avenue). What a find this place is....by far the best meal in all of PDC. First of all, they only do chicken. Secondly you either order a whole chicken, 1/2 or 1/4 chicken. The meals come with fresh corn tortillas, rice, pickled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?