Pollo Lucas

Written by www.casago.com’s Local Expert


Pollo Lucas invites you under its big palapa roof with the scent of freshly grilled chicken. This place has a short menu, but what’s on it is as good as it gets. The star of the show is citrusy, marinated chicken, charred to smoky perfection. Add a tub of rich, spicy beans, some authentic Spanish rice, mild red salsa and, wow! You will not be disappointed.

Getting There

The restaurant is easy to find, just look for the big palapa as you drive along the towns’ main street, Benito Juarez. Reasonably priced and family friendly, Pollo Lucas is one of the Rocky Point restaurants you need to check out. There are numerous chicken places like Pollo Lucas around town, and they all have their fans. Pollo Lucas has just the right combination that makes it so well liked among all.

The restaurant is open-air, under a really big palm roofed palapa! This adds a nice exotic, tropical touch. Deep shade and lots of fans keep the palace cool in summer. Long dining tables emphasize the fact that this is family get-together food, and you will often find the place quite busy. Moreover, most of their business is take out. Call ahead to order, it would make great road trip or beachside food!

Chicken (Pollo)

This chicken has that south of Mexico flavor. The big, open grill lets the restaurant cook lots of chicken at once, helping to keep up with orders. It also serves as the best advertising possible, as the scent of the marinated, slightly charred chicken carries throughout the neighborhood. Salty and citrusy, this finger food makes you want to eat more and more. 

Rice (Arroz)

Something as basic as rice can be forgettable. Pollo Lucas adds just a touch of tomato sauce and spices to make the perfect Spanish rice, a traditional Mexican favorite. Moreover, nothing taste better than some rice on one of Lucas’ home made flour tortillas, covered with shredded chicken fresh from your plate. Toss on a little spicy tomato salsa and course green cabbage. Oh, and don’t forget the Coca Cola as well!

Local Tips

  • The staff only speaks Spanish, but the menu is simple and easy to follow. So, ordering shouldn't be an issue!
  • You can purchase chicken by the half or whole. It makes great to-go food for road trips!
  • No reservations accepted here.
  • They're closed on Wednesdays.
  • No alcohol is served here.


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