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El Pollo Inka

15400 Hawthorne Blvd.
Lawndale, CA 90260
310-676-6665
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  • Sun-Thu 10:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-10pm
  • Takeout
  • Reservations Accepted
Beyond the roasted chicken that earned the chain its reputation, El Pollo Inka?s menu is filled with the seafood dishes typical of Lima?s industrial port suburb, Callao: hotly spiced ceviche; crisply fried catfish fillets garnished with a sort of Peruvian pico de gallo; and noodles tossed with various tentacles. The fish soup parihuela is close to the classic version, dark and pepper-hot as a superior Louisiana gumbo.

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