COSTA MESA, CALIF. — El Pollo Loco, Inc. is serving new Mix & Match Street Tacos, a better-for-you lineup, including its first plant-based protein option and a keto taco.
The Chickenless Pollo Taco features non-G.M.O. soy protein developed by El Pollo Loco’s culinary team and provided exclusively for the restaurant by a supply partner, the chain said. To create the meatless taco, the plant-based protein is slow simmered in a sauce of fire roasted peppers, onions and tomatoes and topped with queso fresco, lettuce and avocado then wrapped in a corn and flour tortilla.
The Keto Taco is certified keto and contains pieces of fire-grilled chicken, jack cheese, pico and avocado in a keto-friendly tortilla with creamy cilantro dressing.
The Chicken Avocado Taco features fire-grilled chicken, pico de gallo, avocado, lettuce, queso fresco and creamy cilantro dressing wrapped in a corn and flour tortilla.
The Street Corn Taco includes fire-grilled chicken, lettuce, queso fresco, corn and baja sauce folded in a corn and flour tortilla.
The Baja Shrimp Taco contains shrimp cooked in a chipotle and garlic marinade topped with shredded cabbage, pico de gallo and baja sauce all wrapped in a corn and flour tortilla.
The Spicy Shrimp Taco features shrimp cooked in a chipotle and garlic marinade, coleslaw, salsa rojo and queso fresco folded in a corn and flour tortilla.
The Chicken Taco Al Carbon is made with fire-grilled chicken, chopped onions and cilantro wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
The new Mix & Match Street Tacos follow El Pollo Loco’s December 2019 roll-out of Pollo Fit Bowls, featuring paleo- and keto-friendly options.
“Coming off the heels of the successful launch of better-for-you limited-time offerings earlier this year, our customers wanted more,” said Mark Hardison, senior vice-president of marketing at El Pollo Loco. “We’re thrilled to expand on that with the new Mix & Match Street Tacos that were created to fit every taste preference and lifestyle, as well as debut our first plant-based protein and keto taco.”