Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pollos Asados EL Regio Houston, TX

Restaurant Info:
Pollos Asados El Regio
Airline Drive

Houston, Texas

Must Tries: Pollo Asado (char-grilled chicken), Grilled Onions, Creamy Green Chile Salsa.
Healthy Options: Almost everything on the menu!
Price: ($) A whole pollo under $15 bucks.
What to Expect: A simple place with wooden tables serving flavorful Pollo Asado. The menu also has tacos and a mixed platter of grilled beef and pork ribs.

My Experience: I have previously had the enjoyment of eating at El Regio in Austin, Texas. I was glad to finally see this one off of Airline in Houston, Texas. I recommend trying the "Pollo Asado". You have the choice of ordering a half or Whole Chicken. Each order comes with grilled onions, grilled jalapeno peppers, limes, corn tortillas, sides of rice and ranchero beans and salsa verde. The salsa verde gets its creaminess from the avocado worked into it, together they form a creamy and spicy topping.

The Pollo Asado is marinated in spices and citrus juice then grilled over wood coals. The product is a flavorful and juicy piece of meat that brings back memories of past backyard barbeques.
El Regio has a fridge full of Mexican soft drinks. When given the chance I can’t turn down a cold Manzana flavored glass bottled drink. They didn’t have Manzana Lift but I can’t expect this place to be perfect.

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