Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pollo Tropical Grand Opening in Cool Springs

Life's Better Under The Palm™ and at Pollo Tropical - now open in Cool Springs, TN!

Last week I had the privilege of attending a special event for the opening of Pollo Tropical in Cool Springs. This Miami Based restaurant is  a unique concept known for its fresh, never frozen, open flame grilled chicken, marinated in a blend of tropical fruit juices and spices as well as authentic "made from scratch" side dishes. Pollo Tropical is earning new fans daily with its unique and healthy menu items.

The extensive Caribbean-inspired menu features items such as Caribbean ribs, sweet plantains, Yuca, black beans, rice and much more. The full flavored meals have always been a healthy alternative to typical fast food. The entire Pollo Tropical menu is trans-fat and hormone free.

The Salsa Bar with a wide variety of salsa and dipping sauces

The bright Caribbean Colors make me feel like I am on South Beach in Miami and reminds me that I need a vacation on the beach - desperately...............

 Here I am doing my food photography thing!

Below is a look at what I enjoyed at the Chef tasting:

Chicken Quesadilla Salad

Limited Time Guava BBQ Salad

Cesar Salad with Chicken

Chicken Quesadilla Wrap

Limited Time Guava BBQ Wrap - Has a great sweet Caribbean Flavored BBQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken Sandwich - I can't get over how tender and juicy this chicken breast is!

Yellow Rice - This rice has a great fresh tropical flavor!

Cesar Salad with Chicken Wrap

Limited Time Guava BBQ Wrap

Fresh Grilled Half Chicken

I love black beans and rice!

Boneless Chicken Breast Platter flavored with lime and cilantro

Guava BBQ Riblets

So tender, they just fall off the bone.......

Yucca Sticks - these put French Fries to shame!


Fried Plantains - I Can't get enough of these!!

Tropichop with yellow rice, beans, corn, peppers, onions and pork - SOOOOO good with a great meshing of Caribbean flavors

The Tropichops are "Create Your Own" and are made with tender grilled chicken breast topped with your choice of white rice, brown rice or yellow rice with vegetables. There are six Tropichops such as chicken, roasted pork, and vegetarian, that are flavored with an authentic "sofrito" (sauteed red and green peppers, garlic, onion blend) and topped with your choice of salsas - including a Fresh Salsa, Classic BBQ, Guava BBQ, Jamaican Curry Mustard and Cilantro Garlic

Tropichop with white Rice

Yucca Sticks

Mashed Potatoes

Tropichop with Brown Rice

Mojo Roast Pork Sandwich

Fresh House made soup

Look at all that Caribbean Flavored goodness laid out just for me......well not really JUST for me, but you get my point, right???? LOL

What is a Caribbean Inspired menu without Flan for dessert?? Tasty :-) (Sorry for the half eaten picture of this great custard dessert, but we just couldn't wait to bite into it!)

Delicious Cheesecake!

Don't forget to text Pollo116 to 52198 to receive special coupons and offers for great Pollo Tropical items and dishes!
 I just had to take a pic in my designer Pollo Tropical Sunglasses :-)

You can find Pollo Tropical online at

or in person at their brand new location:

2017 Mallory Lane
Cool Springs, TN

--Dr. April

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