Man...I love love love the anticipation of eating at a new joint. "EEEEK" was the squeaky sound that went through my head when I saw the sign.
Welcome to Pollo a la Brasa!
You can't miss this place. Located on the SE corner of 8th St and Western next to the car wash with tons of firewood on the side. Stacks and stacks of wood reminds me of Dr. Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas BBQ. That's a good sign.
They ain't no fake n' bake.
Whole chicken plus a side of rice and beans (or fries and salad) for $12.98.
That is some sexy chicken skin! Wow...this chicken probably the moistest and most tender rotisserie chicken I've ever had. I still can't distinguish the spices used. Definitely not your typical paprika and cayenne rot. chicken. The woodfire adds some smoky love. Unlike Zankou, there is no legendary garlic sauce. I've gotten so used to eating chicken with my garlic sauce. Fortuntately, they do give you this spicy green Peruvian salsa that has a nice lingering kick. Kinda smells like grass...but when the heat kicks in...tastes soo good.
I couldn't help but noticing the maneki neko's (lucky cats) and shoyu. Man...the guy behind the counter running things sure looked Japanese. I ended up talking to him and found out that he was from Okinawa. Matayoshi-san...he was so sweet. Okinawans get really excited when we meet other Okinawans.
Speaking Japanese in a Peruvian chicken joint in the middle of Koreatown. I love LA!
Pollo ala Brasa
764 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005
For you beeflovers...they also serve beef hearts on a skewer for $5.49 and a NY steak for $7.43.