Still to be officially confirmed, but signs are posting to the first Nevada expansion of Pollo Campero heading to North Las Vegas. Created in Guatemala in 1971 by the Gutierrez family, the fast casual restaurant’s specialty is Latin-America inspired fried chicken.
If information proves correct, Pollo Campero will replace a shuttered combination Long John Silver’s and A&W drive-thru building at the Revere Market Place on W. Craig Road. Neighboring businesses include Las Pupusas Mexican Restaurant and the Carniceria Guadalajara Market.
Pollo Campero arrived in the U.S in 2002, expanding from its Los Angeles base to more than 55 nationwide locations and 300 outposts worldwide. A move to Las Vegas has been touted for more than a decade.
On the menu, which has earned a very loyal following, "hand-chopped salsas" and marinated, hand-breaded chicken flavored with a "proprietary blend of Latin herbs and spices." Plus, their version of boneless chicken bites, "Camperitos," empanadas and bowls, plantains, yuca fries, rice and beans and for dessert, flan and "4 Leches."
The company does not include Nevada among its recently announced expansion plans.