Mexico is a land rich in natural resources, from the mole mines of Oaxaca to the lapdog reserves of Chihuahua. Import deliciousness with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican fare at Del Pollo in Aldergrove.
Del Pollo serves up a menu of authentic, flavourful Mexican and Tex-Mex eats in a lively space bursting with colour and, on occasion, live music. Diners can prime their palates with an appetizer of homemade pulled-pork taquitos ($6.95), or dive into an order of Del Pollo wings ($7.95), a pound of fowl tossed in your choice of sauce—hot, teriyaki, Tex-Mex, Caribbean, jerk, honey garlic, barbecue, or a tongue-scorching suicide sauce. Main courses include the popular chicken enchiladas ($10.95), two soft tortillas stuffed with poultry and topped with salsa and shredded cheese. Beef, pork, and chicken tacos ($10.95) come garnished with cilantro and onion the traditional Mexican way, and fish tacos ($11.95) arrive festooned with tropical fruit salsa and clicking castanets.
For heat-seeking patrons, Del Pollo rates many of its dishes along a spectrum of spiciness, doling out peppers on the menu to indicate heat levels ranging from mild to "el Diablo." Patrons can dine inside amid the restaurant's classic cantina décor or sip sangria and dodge tractor beams outside on Del Pollo's large patio.
Though reviews are still growing for Del Pollo, three Google Mappers give the restaurant an average of three stars:
- The food is great, and we've tried almost everything on the menu. The staff is all very friendly. – Reviewer, 8/19/10
Scanning Del Pollo's cozy dining room, it's not unlikely you'll see a few sombreros speckled throughout the largely hatless group of guests. That’s because waiters crown birthday celebrants with the classic Mexican cap, adding an air of unpretentious fun and festivity to the room. The cooks, however, make no such distinctions—they serve their authentic Mexican cuisine to everyone no matter their day of birth. These chefs fill sizzling fajitas with prawns tossed in house sauce, wrap flour tortillas around char-grilled AAA sirloin steak marinated with chipotle peppers, and whip up a Mexican poutine with achiote sauce, jalapeños, and a three-cheese blend. In addition to classic Mexican dishes, they whip up calamari with housemade tzatziki sauce and a New Orleans–style jambalaya comprised of chorizo sausage, scallops, and veggies. Bartenders complement the kitchen’s creations with a wealth of soft drinks, beers, shooters, and sangria, as well as specialty cocktails and margaritas. The soft glow from wall lamps, flatscreen TVs, and Christmas lights strung from the ceiling illuminate the live musicians who grace Del Pollo's stage.