Pollo a la Brasa – Koreatown

Maybe you’ve seen it. Driving up Western at 8th street, you get a whiff of burning pine wood, your eyes follow the billowing smoke over to a small beat up shack next to a decrepit car wash. Little do you know, the best Peruvian chicken in town is being roasted in a molten hot stove, spinning endlessly over a hot fire being fed from the huge stack of wood from outside. The Japanese owners are from Brazil, serve Peruvian roasted chicken, and can be heard speaking Spanish with their customers. The crispy skinned chicken is packed full of spices and flavor that the wood burning logs sear into the bird.

Their fries are thick cut, and some of the best in town. Their green aji sauce is atomic hot, be forewarned and use sparingly. It’s about $8 for half a chicken and fries, or order it with black beans and white rice. Eat it in the tiny dining room. Even though it’s dirty, smokey, and loud. After all, that’s part of the experience.

Pollo a la Brasa
764 S. Western Ave.
L.A. CA 90005
(213) 382-4090

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Author:Matt Mitchell

A lover of everything LA has to offer, Matt created Dig Lounge to tell his friends about all the fun things to do in the city. Matt has worked in the dot com world since 1996, including some of the top online entertainment companies and digital marketing firms. He currently works as a Digital Producer.

4 Responses to “Pollo a la Brasa – Koreatown”

  1. July 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm #

    this was my and Sala’s place before he stopped eating meat.
    so good.

  2. Mattyshack
    July 28, 2008 at 5:18 pm #

    Sala stopped eating meat? He must weigh like 320 lbs instead of 400 lbs nows.

  3. Markus
    August 30, 2008 at 10:41 am #

    It is a 213 area code!! Please make a note of it – the poor fellow who has the 323 number is exhausted!

    **Review: I eat a lot of meat, and consider myself a “foodie” in my own right… this is the BEST chicken I have ever had.
    I love this place. The food is amazing, the signature hot sauce is Flaming and the prices simply could not be better for the frugal~


  4. Matt Mitchell
    August 30, 2008 at 9:24 pm #

    Ouch, sorry to the dude with that 323 number. Fixed!