El Pollo Loco Grillmaster Steak

**El Pollo Loco did provide us with a coupon to try one of the new featured items. All opinions are of my own, your opinion may vary.

If you are a fan of chicken like me, El Pollo Loco tops the list as the best quick service restaurant chicken. I love the flavors and the moistness of the chicken. Have you heard that El Pollo Loco is now serving grilled steak?? Another one of my favorites, carne asada! While still offering their famous citrus-marinated flame grilled chicken, sirloin steak has now been added to their menu. I was not sure if this would work for El Pollo Loco given that they are famous for their chicken, but I was giving it the benefit of the doubt knowing they have great marinade and grill over open flames - two things that will most always make a great steak. Their new steak menu items include -

    • Two Steak Tacos: citrus-marinated, flame-grilled Sirloin steak, with cilantro and onion in authentic corn tortillas
    • Grillmaster Steak Taco: citrus-marinated, flame-grilled Sirloin steak layered with melted Jack and Cheddar cheeses and topped with fresh Pico de Gallo and guacamole in an authentic grilled flour tortilla
    • Sirloin Steak Bowl: citrus-marinated, flame-grilled Sirloin steak served with fresh cilantro, onions and Pico de Gallo salsa, atop Spanish rice and pinto beans
    • Steak & 3-Cheese Quesadilla: citrus-marinated, flame-grilled Sirloin steak layered with three melted cheeses - Jack, Cheddar and Cotija- grilled in an authentic flour tortilla and served with guacamole and sour cream
My husband tried the tacos and while he thought they were good he did find them a bit dry and had to add quite a bit of salsa. My son and I shared the quesadilla and I have to say that was pretty darn good! Both my son and I loved it, the mix of the cheeses with the steak was just mouth watering. My son loved it so much I almost had to go buy another one as he ended up not wanting to share with me! LOL!! My son and I are not fans of guacamole or sour cream so ate it as is, and it was just perfect. I would not want to add anything more in fear of not being able to taste the seasoning. I also expected the steak to be a bit spicy hot, maybe too much for the kids, but it was not hot enough to wear my son would not eat it. I think this will be a big hit for El Pollo Loco and become a favorite of many.

El Pollo Loco would like to offer you a coupon for a free Grillmaster Steak Taco with the purchase of a Grillmaster Steak Taco. You can print your coupon by going to www.elpolloloco.com/freesteaktaco/