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Shrimp join fowl at El Pollo Loco

Chile-lime-marinated shrimp arrive four ways at El Pollo Loco.
Chile-lime-marinated shrimp arrive four ways at El Pollo Loco.

If you dine at fast-food restaurants, El Pollo Loco is a relatively good choice. The restaurants specialize in fresh chicken marinated in citrus juices, herbs and spices, butterflied into halves and flame-grilled.

Now the national chain has added chile-lime shrimp to the menu, through March 11. It arrives four ways: By burrito ($6.50), tostada ($6.80), bowl ($5.50) and tacos ($6 for two). Dressing up the dishes – depending on which you order – are avocado, pinto beans, rice, jack cheese, cilantro dressing, cabbage, pico de gallo, onions, mango salsa, lime and cilantro

We sampled, we liked. Ten outlets are around the Sacramento area.

Allen Pierleoni: 916-321-1128, @apierleonisacbe

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