Pollo Tropical opening five Austin-area locations

Credit: Facebook.com/polltropical
Credit: Facebook.com/polltropical

As we told you earlier this year, Pollo Tropical will open its first location in the city limits of Austin at 211 S. Lamar Blvd. (at Riverside Drive) this year. It turns out that location, slated to open July 22 on land owned by Longhorn great Huston Street, isn’t the only Austin-area location of the Caribbean-themed restaurant that specializes in citrus-marinated grilled chicken. Pollo Tropical opened at 20471 S. I-35 in Kyle last month and will open three more location in the area in early 2017. They include RM 620 and Glen Heather Drive in Lakeway, Airport Boulevard and I-35 between Hyde Park and Mueller development, and U.S. 183 and E. Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park. Pollo Tropical is a subsidiary of Texas-based Fiesta Restaurant Group, which also owns Taco Cabana.

Update: An earlier version of this blog said the South Lamar location would be the first to open.


Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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