Pollo Tropical is a pretty standard Latin-American Chain Restaurant, and they have numerous vegan options. Maybe they are not at the level of Slutty Vegan, but you definitely won’t struggle to eat vegan at Pollo Tropical.
The South Florida-based restaurant chain introduced its alternative meat option in cooperation with Beyond Meat which is called Vegan Picadillo. In addition to this, you will find tons of Latin-American inspired vegan items, such as beans/rice, plantains, corn, and various types of cooked potatoes.
Vegan Main Courses at Pollo Tropical:
- Build-Your-Own Tropichop Bowl (See Below)
- Beyond Meat Picadillo Wrap
- Other Vegan items (Varies by location, but they specify vegan so it’s obvious)
Vegan Side Dishes at Pollo Tropical:
- Flour Tortilla
- Dinner Roll
- French Fries
- Green Beans
- Sweet Plantains
- Boiled Yuca with Garlic Sauce
- Fried Yuca chunks
- Balsamic Tomatoes
- Kernel Corn (No Butter)
- Brown Rice & Black Beans
- Yellow Rice W/ Veg & Black Beans
- White Rice and Black Beans
- Black Beans
- Brown Rice
- Yellow Rice with Vegetables
- White Rice
- Caesar Side Salad (No Cheese/Croutons/Meat — Basically just plain lettuce)
Vegan Dressings, Toppings, and Sauces at Pollo Tropical:
- Fresh Salsa
- Garlic Sauce (Mojo)
- BBQ Sauce
- Guava BBQ Sauce
- Spicy Po-Po Sauce
- Pineapple Rum Sauce
- Diced Onions & Jalapeno Slices
- Sauteed Onions & Jalapenos
- Diced Tomatoes
- Kernel Corn (Specify no butter)
Vegan Desserts at Pollo Tropical:
Currently Pollo Tropical doesn’t offer any vegan desserts, or anything else I’d say make a good substitute for a dessert.
Frequently Asked Questions
Nope, they have diary in their corn, making it non-vegan.
Thankfully, they do not use any animal by-products to make their delicious fries, thus they are vegan-friendly.
Unfortunately, the Red Beans at Pollo Tropical contain both dairy and meat. Not vegan at all.