Monday, June 2, 2014

Pollo Tropical

Pollo Tropical: A Tasty and Healthy Dining Option for Your Entire Family

Pollo Tropical



               After a recent shopping excursion, I found myself suddenly in the mood for something both delicious and healthy for dinner. With summer quickly approaching, I silently wished I was on a beach in Miami, digging my toes in the sand. Since Nashville is quite a ways away from Miami, I decided I could at least get a taste of Miami and the Caribbean by visiting Pollo Tropical! Pollo Tropical's headquarters is in Miami, but has locations outside of that area, including a restaurant in Cool Springs/Franklin, TN (suburb of Nashville) and one in Smyrna, TN.

By choosing one of their delicious family meals I had plenty to share with my family and friends! Check out what I enjoyed:



Signature Bone-In Chicken - The family meal comes complete with a whole chicken! Yes, you read that right! You don't have to decide on just white meat or just dark meat - you get the entire chicken to enjoy with large family sized sides!
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Pollo Tropical



Rice and Black Beans - This dish is traditional and healthy and is made from scratch at the restaurant.
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Sweet Plantains - I Loooove Sweet Plantains and these certainly did not disappoint! The sugar in the plantain caramelizes as it cooks and turns golden brown. I could eat them all day
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Pollo Tropical


Yuca Sticks - Yuca is a root vegetable also known as cassava. Yuca (different from the yucca - an ornamental garden plant), is a Caribbean staple high in fiber that is served boiled or fried. I had mine boiled and with the Cilantro Garlic dipping sauce
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Pollo Tropical




Caribbean Corn Souffle - Sweet Corn Casserole Baked to Golden Perfection. This was so delicious, I could eat it as a mid-day snack all by itself!
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Balsamic Tomatoes - Vine ripened tomatoes and red onions in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. This is another one of the sides I am obsessed with! It's so delicious and refreshing :-)
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Life is Better Under The Palm! 

Pollo Tropical


You can find Pollo Tropical online at PolloTropical.com 

If you are in the Middle Tennessee area, check out one of these locations near you!

Cool Springs Location
2017 Mallory Lane
Franklin, TN

Smyrna Location
715 Team Blvd
Smyrna, TN 37167

-- Dr. April

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