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-GMO 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.”