Anabella and Salvador Corona opened the first El Pollo Norteño® restaurant back in 1981. It was the culmination of their longtime desire to open a restaurant abroad. Why has our food proved to be so popular? Simple. It is our commitment to excellence, quality, impeccable service and great prices. And we are the only ones who cook with Mesquite Charcoal! Now, more than ever, people are worried about their health and well-being, and El Pollo Norteño® is proud to serve healthy, savory food that you cannot get anywhere else.