Family Business: El Pollo Grill
In 1987, Rafael and Constanza Lopez took over a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant located in the heart of the historic Lemon Grove area named Pollo Charro. The signature dish was marinated open-flame broiled chicken. Opened in 1987 by Rafael and Constanza Lopez, EPG El Pollo Grill is a family-owned restaurant and catering company located in Lemon Grove, CA.
Rafael and Constanza slowly started converting the menu to recipes that have been in the Lopez and Garcia families for generations. Within five years they renamed the restaurant EPG El Pollo Grill.
In 2002, having outgrown our small location, EPG El Pollo Grill along with our Catering services moved to the revitalized downtown area of Lemon Grove to a location with a larger dining area, an expanded kitchen and parking.
In this week’s Family Business Thursday, KUSI’s Allie Wagner went to El Pollo Grill to check it out.