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Jan 27, 2012 10:37 AM

New Pollos al Carbon place in NW Austin

There's a new pollos al carbon place on Anderson Mill Road in the same shopping center as Taqueria Zacatlan (same space even). I'm not sure of the name as it was unclear, but they have a large banner outside advertising the chicken.

I picked up a whole chicken the other night and it was very good. Came with usual sides. Maybe not as much seasoning on the outside as El Regio, but very tasty. I got some extra queso so I'm not completely sure on the price, but it was somewhere around $15 for the whole chicken.

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  1. Is it a walk-up place, or take-out only? Would it be good for lunch for 3 or 4 people?

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    1. re: rudeboy

      It has a few tables inside and is connected to Taqueria Zacatlan on the inside as well. I think it would be good for lunch place but I didn't check the hours to see when they open.

      1. re: ssouth

        is it in the z pizza space? that was next to taqueria zacatlan.
        i will have to try this place out, since it's nearby.

        1. re: dinaofdoom

          Z Pizza is still open. They most likely split the taqueria in half as one side of it was really designed for a To-Go operation (counters towards the front, a few tables against the windows...) and the other was normal restaurant space.

    2. does it have the creamy green sauce?

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      1. re: TroyTempest

        Yeah. It came with the creamy green sauce, corn tortillas, rice, beans, grilled onions, and regular salsa.

        1. re: TroyTempest

          a coworker and i went on friday.

          the whole chicken came with very small cups of borracho beans and rice, some tortillas, and 2 salsas.
          holy crap, that green sauce is amazing. it's much milder than the one at la tapatia.
          we were pouring it all over everything.
          the chicken itself was a little on the dry side, but very tasty.
          it came hacked up, on a parilla, with onion and green pepper strips.
          we had 2 pieces left but didn't think to take them home.
          we also didn't really look at the rest of the menu.

          we smelled like the grill for the rest of the day.
          so, if you hate that, you may want to do take-out.

          it was $17.04 not including tip.

        2. Driving by, it looks like it's called El Establo but there's several signs all over the place.