Original Pollo Bowl at El Pollo Loco

The Pollo Bowl is a popular and relatively healthful—not to mention delicious—alternative to most fast foods. The chicken is flame-grilled right before your eyes and served over Spanish rice and pinto beans, topped with onions, cilantro and your choice of salsa. Eating well (and cheap!) has never tasted so good. $4.29, multiple locations.

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