El Pollo Loco is now chirping!

The newest chicken spot in West Hollywood opened today at the corner of Westmount and Santa Monica Blvd.

Owner Michael Pinucias was excited to open their doors. The franchise is the family’s fourth El Pollo Loco. They also are the same family that owned the El Pollo Loco located on the corner of Crescent Heights and Sunset that was forced to close for the new development at 8150 Sunset.

The company expects to have a ribbon cutting this Tuesday, September 27th. An application for an encroachment permit to allow for limited outdoor seating is in process at city hall. The seating will only be in front of the west window facing Santa Monica Blvd. Due to the grade of the sidewalk along the eastern wall and up Westmount the outdoor seating will be limited.

WEHOville will be bringing you and up close and personal business profile on the family behind the franchise and why they are happy to be back in West Hollywood.

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Joe Bolgna
Joe Bolgna
2 months ago

I miss Tango Grill.

Last edited 2 months ago by Joe Bolgna
Johnjx on Hancock
Johnjx on Hancock
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe Bolgna

Yes! Many good memories of that place! The bread, the meat…

Curtis
Curtis
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe Bolgna

Me too….loved the bread & sangria

Gaucho Grill
Gaucho Grill
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe Bolgna

How about Gaucho Grill the Argentine place with authentic food replaced by some mundane taco place.

Michael on Havenhurst Drive
Michael on Havenhurst Drive
2 months ago

8150 is an empty lot. Because the totally corrupt Townscape developers lost 2 loans along with their New York partners. They drove out every business. And guess who they backed on the council. John D’Amico and Lindsey Horvath. Took money from these crocs. Of course she’s the pay for play developers streetwalker that would take money from any one including the developers where her poster was. Any vote on that property is a conflict of interest. Of course Erickson took money from them too. He should recuse himself. More breach of public trust. . Thank God we won’t have to… Read more »

:dpb
:dpb
2 months ago

So happy! Shouldn’t be so difficult to open a business in West Hollywood. Will be there today for my pollo fix. So glad this location was able to stick it out through all the red tape.
WELCOME!

BURT GORALNICK
BURT GORALNICK
2 months ago

Welcome back El Pollo Loco. We have missed you. 

Rose
Rose
2 months ago

OMG – I THOUGHT IT WOULD NEVER OPEN AND WAS JUST ABOUT TO DELETE THEIR APP, GIVE UP ON EVER SEEING AN EL POLLO LOCO IN WEHO “Well, Surprise, Surprise, Surprise, going for a Trader Joe’s quick pop in.. It was OPEN AMD AND RUNNING. I HAD ALREADY EATEN & WASN’T HUNGRY, BUT HAD BEEN CRAVING A CHICKEN TOSTADA FOR SO, THEY FINALLY OPENED, I BOUGHT MY TOSTADA AND HAD 2 DINNERS LAST Night. AS YUMMY AS I I WAS HAPPY. Very friendly staff and with only 3 hours of experience when they took my order, it was truely Delicious… Read more »

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
2 months ago

Great to have a new restaurant that won’t break the bank!

Glad to live in a pro business city that also cares about workers in these establishments.

I was just reading an article in another publication about how the city is rolling out the red carpet for new bars and restaurants. They are way easier to deal with compared to the city of LA apparently.

shane
shane
2 months ago

This is good news, hopefully WEHO city council will change their stance and become pro-business to help this dying community flourish.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
2 months ago
Reply to  shane

It seemed like it took an inordinately long time for El Pollo Loco to open. We really need to have better management of the permitting process. I have a friend where the process has dragged on over six months while he is paying rent at $20,000 a month.
That really puts a damper on people wanting to do business in West Hollywood.

Rose
Rose
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

PUTTING A DAMPER ON NEW BUSINESSES OPENING IS WHAT WEHO IS MOST NOTORIOUS FOR Lisa VanderPump ( she and hubby had opened like , 40 more restaurants/bars over course of the long strong message. The expert of experts in opening a new food business, LVP Was complaining endlessly on the THE Real Housewives of BH season it was built. They are profession business openers & found WEHO the most difficult of all 40+ restaurants they opened. What was that line from that baseball move… Build a Wall and No Business Will ever open in WeHo again. ( Pardon my sports… Read more »

Randy
Randy
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

Steve, I hope you are elected, and you will be able to change that.

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