A delightful taste of Peru comes to Albuquerque!
Pollito Con Papas (chicken with potatoes) are to Peru what burgers and fries are to the American palate. They are Peru’s well-loved fast-food staple, sold in restaurants and roadside stands throughout that coastal nation. Pollito Con Papas are fresh whole chickens marinated for at least ten hours in a mix of savory seasonings that imparts a complex flavor that doesn’t rely solely on salt (as grocery store rotisserie chicken tends to do). The chickens are fire roasted on a slow turning rotisserie and served with a creamy green dipping sauce and thick-sliced fries.
Now, Albuquerque can boast of having an excellent restaurant of its very own that serves this tasty Peruvian staple. Pollito Con Papas on Gibson Blvd SE in Albuquerque proudly serves the dish of its namesake and has garnered national attention for the quality of its food. It also serves a delicious deep fried stuffed potato filled with either chicken or vegetables that is simply delightful.
Update: There is a new location in the heart of Nob Hill (Pollito Con Papas 2) at Pollito 2 at 3200 Central Ave. These spacious digs offer lots of comfortable seating and the same great food!
Howie Kaibel, who runs yelp.com, picked Pollito Con Papas and their stuffed potato as a “must-have.” This modest restaurant focuses on to-go meals, with a few impromptu tables, and will not “wow” you with its simple decor. However, it offers a limited menu of inexpensive and perfectly prepared meals that are a true culinary bargain!
Pollito Con Papas
6105 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Pollito Con Papas 2
3200 Central Ave. Nob Hill, Albuquerque