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Hola Soho!

After 14 years in London, evolving from Petare to El Pollote, we're spreading our wings and bringing our Latinoamerican flavours to Carnaby street. 

Bienvenidos!

Rotsen & Katherine

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PURO SABOR LATINO

At heart we are latino flavours and our fried chicken is award winning! We are incredibly proud of our food, all made from scratch using the best UK

produce and ingredients available.

We are bringing our South American flare and sabores to London. The great thing about our latino fried chicken spot, el pollote, is that it tastes like it means it. Real intention behind the flavours - no skirting round the issue.

It’s Latino to its core.

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Fried Chicken

GLUTEN FREE

OUR PLACE
in the heart of Covent Garden

Born and raised at Seven Dials Market, we were part of a dynamic lineup of independent food businesses, each with origins deeply embedded in the city’s streets and markets, all gathered under one roof. This vibrant hub encapsulated the taste and spirit of independent London, offering a unique and authentic experience.

After four and a half amazing years, we move out in January 2024, carrying with us the invaluable experiences and memories forged at Seven Dials Market. Our time there was instrumental in shaping our journey, surrounded by a community that shares a passion for bringing the essence of the city’s diverse culinary scene to life.

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WHO ARE WE?

Fourteen years ago, my partner Katherine and I (Rotsen) left Venezuela and arrived in London, immediately falling in love with its eclectic food scene. Inspired to share our Venezuelan cuisine and culture, we launched Petare in 2014. Our goal was not only to celebrate our rich culinary heritage but also to bring the Venezuelan community together and provide a space for our children to connect with their roots.

 

We quickly found success in the street food scene. From the outset, Petare secured numerous culinary competitions and established semi-permanent spots in some of London's most renowned street markets, including Hawker House, Dalston Yard, Hawker Union, and Pop Brixton.

 

Our presence expanded to mobile units at festivals, pop-up restaurants, and corporate events.

After securing awards  at Kerb's Bucket List in 2017 and 2018, and Wingfest in 2019, our guava-glazed fried chicken became incredibly popular. This triumph led us to launch a new venture focused solely on Latino fried chicken: El Pollote, which we opened at the Seven Dials Market in 2019.

In July 2023, we reached another milestone by successfully opening a restaurant on Carnaby Street, a testament to our growing influence in London’s culinary landscape.

Now, with El Pollote's remarkable success in both the street food and catering industry and our thriving restaurant, We are excited about the next step. As we continue to expand, I'm thrilled to invite you to visit us at our newest location on Carnaby Street. We are eager to bring our unique flavors and vibrant dining experience to this iconic destination, confident that El Pollote will become a beloved part of the local culinary scene. Join us and be part of our exciting journey forward!

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AVAILABLE FOR

deliveries

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SHOREDITCH
exciting news! 

Our newest location is now open, bringing the crispiest, most flavorful fried chicken straight to your doorstep!

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#DAMEPOLLO

Shoreditch

delivery only

SOHO

13 Ganton street, Carnaby

W1F 9BL

Monday - Friday 12:00 - 22:00

Saturday 11:00 - 22:30

Sunday 11:00 - 21:00

CAMDEN MARKET

Camden Lock Market,

NW1 8AF

Monday - Thursday 12:00 - 17:00

Friday - Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

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