What You Should Know About El Pollo Loco's Secret Menu

Many fast food chains offer additional items that you'll never see on the regular menu. If you're a fan or regular of a restaurant, then you likely have insider information and know there is, in fact, a secret menu. There's no need to ask for it since you can just order from the counter when it's your turn. Secret menus often have items that were pulled from the standard menu for various reasons but can still be selected, which is important to know, especially if you have a craving for a particular food. You'll also likely feel that you know things that others don't. Other customers might even eye your food when it comes out, wondering why they didn't see it on the menu. 

El Pollo Loco, like many restaurant chains, has a secret menu, but you may be surprised by some options that you can choose. If you're a fan or simply like to be in the know, then you probably already know that you have more possibilities of food combinations than the standard menu lets on.

Some El Pollo Loco secret menu items are surprising

One menu option that may come as a surprise for a chain devoted to chicken is being able to order fish tacos. Yup, fish at a place with chicken in the name! Plenty of confusion was created when some locations added fish tacos to the regular menu, while others did not (via Secret Menu). Since the process wasn't streamlined, that meant you could visit your local El Pollo Loco and order fish tacos from the menu, but if you visited another location it may not be an option. These days, fish tacos can be ordered from most places so if you don't see it on the menu, just ask, according to Secret Menu.

Now, if you're wanting to limit your intake of fats, another option you can order that isn't on the regular menu is the skinless chicken — all you have to do is ask for it. Another favorite, according to Secret Menu, is black beans in burritos. This was a standard ingredient in the Smoky Mountain Black Bean Burrito, an item formerly on El Pollo Loco's standard menu. But don't worry, if you're craving for black beans, consider ordering the Beans, Rice, and Cheese Burrito, also known as BRC burrito and ask for black beans instead of the classic pinto beans (via El Pollo Loco).