Combo Plate from El Pollo Supremo: 100 Favorite Dishes

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Heather Hoch
Simple and so good: this combo plate is an ASU-area staple.
Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria@newtimes.com.

91. Combo Plate from El Pollo Supremo

See Also: Mill Avenue Chicken Fight: El Pollo Supremo vs. Bad Mother Cluckers

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The Southwest corner of University Drive and Ash Avenue is a hotbed for delicious aromas. With Cartel coffee being roasted, Otto's Pizza being baked, and El Pollo Supremo's meats being grilled up all within a few feet of each other, it's hard to tell which thing you're smelling over there is the thing you're craving. However, if you're short on dough, El Pollo Supremo is a great spot to get some legit Mexican grilled meats on the cheap.

If you haven't been before, or if you have and you're crazy hungry, you can't go wrong with the combo plate for $8.50. With two huge pieces of bright red chicken, a quarter pound of beef, three piping hot and freshly made corn tortillas, a side of beans, a side of house salsa, and a final side of pickled onions, you're sure to get completely stuffed with some extra to take home for later.

While the meat and even beans are definitely the star of El Pollo Supremo's combo plate, ask anyone who regularly drops into this Tempe staple and you'll find out the secret favorite at EPS are the pickled onions. The salty, briney, bright purple onions might not seem like much, but the plate just wouldn't be as good without them.

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Location Info

El Pollo Supremo

221 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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6 comments
Sabrina Bean Estrada
Sabrina Bean Estrada

I want to congrats my Best friend Jose Campos (Pollo) and his family, once again to be featured in The Phx New Times 2014 for the best Chicken in town! Way go Campos family!

Daveo
Daveo

Grew up one mile from El Pollo Supremo. Use to eat there 2-3 times a week when I was in my 20's then visit EastSide Records to see what came in used...


Eaten there five-hundred+ times easy. Still crave it, drive across town to get it now. LOVE IT!! :)

jliven23
jliven23

Can make two lunches out of it, and not greasy...actually feels quite healthy. Love it!

Just remember, cash only.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

The tortillas look flour to me.  They also look damn good.  

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