Pollo Campero, as a chain, originated in Guatemala. Worldwide there are more than 400 Pollo Campero locations, with their international headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
It does have a Pollo Campero USA division with more than 70 restaurants in the United States alone. There are two locations in South Florida, one in Boynton Beach and the other in Little Havana, which is the one I frequent.
If Pollo Campero gains some momentum, they will be a force to be reckoned with. After first trying them in mid-2009, they have stepped up their game considerably.
If you’re a fried chicken fan and love your breading super crispy, then these are the folks for you. Even their side dishes, which I have been critical about in the past, are great, like the mashed potatoes & gravy, the Campero rice, and the corn salad.
Pollo Campero doesn’t have chicken tenders; instead, they have Camperitos. These little nuggets of juicy white chicken are highly addictive and pair well with their Campero sauce.
I loved them so much that I invited them to participate in my chicken tender event, Luv Me Tenders!
Chicken Sandwiches and Empanadas
Recently they relaunched their chicken sandwiches in crispy and grilled versions. The Pollo Campero crispy sandwich is very similar to the Chick-fil-A sammy that has been making folks get in long drive-thru lines. It’s delicious, and if you have the opportunity, you really should eat one.
One last thing, pick up a trio of their empanadas for later. They reheat perfectly in a toaster oven or air fryer. And don’t forget to dip them in the Campero sauce.
2800 SW 8th Street
Website – https://us.campero.com/locations/calle-ocho
Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/camperousa
Monday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm