It’s Always Pollo Time! Popular Latin American eatery reopens on FSU’s campus

January 28, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A popular South Florida restaurant known for its Latin American cuisine and citrus-marinated chicken has reopened on Florida State University’s campus.
Nationally ranked Seminole Dining opened Pollo Tropical on Jan. 7 at the Oglesby Union as classes began for faculty, staff and students for the 2019 spring term.
“Our faculty, students and staff have long requested the return of Pollo Tropical, and we’re excited to meet that request,” Seminole Dining Regional District Manager John Teeple said. “We value our customers’ input, and reopening Pollo Tropical is an example of Seminole Dining’s continued effort to meet customer demand.”
Pollo Tropical was founded in 1988 and is based out of Miami.
The restaurant’s marinated and grilled chicken are fan favorites, and customers can purchase Pollo bites, entrées and TropiChop bowls – customer-created concoctions that allow for mixing and matching entrées and side dishes. Pollo Tropical is also known for its variety of sides – rice and beans, fried yuca, mashed potatoes with gravy and mac and cheese. Pollo Tropical also boasts delicious signature sauces, including cilantro garlic, curry mustard and guava BBQ.
Florida State University students have visited Pollo Tropical in droves.
“It was really good,” said junior John Brown, a Miami native. “I’m from South Florida, so this meal is more familiar to me. I know exactly what I’m going to get when I order food at Pollo Tropical.”
Desiree Bradwell, a Miami junior studying athletic training, agreed.
“When you’re used to a certain type of food, you want to see it more often,” Bradwell said. “Eating Pollo Tropical reminds me of home.”
Pollo Tropical at Oglesby Union is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday.
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