Vegan Options at Pollo Tropical (Updated 2022)

Pollo Tropical Vegan

The vegan options at Pollo Tropical are outstanding. In January of 2020, Pollo Tropical added Beyond Beef to their menu and incorporated Beyond into both a wrap and a Picadillo that serves as the star of a vegan Tropichop Bowl.

You also have plenty of options to choose from to customize your bowl to your liking. Both brown rice and white rice along with black beans and a host of salsas and sauces are all available to you as a vegan.

Finally, have we mentioned yet that Pollo’s famous Sweet Plantains are vegan? No? Well, they are!


Pollo Tropical Vegan Options


Sandwiches & Wraps

  • Vegan Picadillo Wrap – comes with Beyond Meat®, beans, plantains and your choice of white or brown rice, all wrapped up in a tortilla.

Build Your Tropichop Bowl

Pick Your Base

  • White Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • 1/2 Romaine Lettuce & 1/2 White Rice
  • 1/2 Romaine Lettuce & 1/2 Brown Rice

Add Your Protein (optional)

  • Vegan Picadillo

Top It (as many as you like)

  • Black Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Sautéed Onions
  • Kernel Corn

Condiments / Salsa Bar

  • Fresh Salsa
  • Garlic Sauce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Gauva BBQ Sauce
  • Spicy Poyo-Poyo
  • Ketchup
  • Pineapple Rum Sauce
  • Jalapeno Slices
  • Diced Onions
  • Dinner Roll
  • Flour Tortilla

Sides

  • White Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Black Beans
  • White Rice and Black Beans
  • Brown Rice and Black Beans
  • Balsamic Tomatoes
  • Boiled Yuca with Garlic Sauce
  • French Fries

Tropical Favorites

  • Sweet Plantains
  • Fried Yuca

Pollo Tropical Vegan FAQ


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What is in the Vegan Tropichop at Pollo Tropical?

There is no ‘official’ Vegan Tropichop Bowl from what we can find, but you can create your own using Pollo Tropical’s Beyond Beef Picadillo. Pair the Picadillo up with either brown or white rice, black beans and your choice veggie toppings and salsas.

Are Pollo Tropical’s Red Beans Vegan?

No, the Red Beans contain Dairy. 

Are Pollo Tropical Fries Vegan?

Yes. According to Pollo Tropical’s Nutritional Information Page, the fries are vegan.

What is Pollo Tropical Vegan Picadillo?

Picadillo is a spicy Latin-American stew of meat and veggies (many times it will include raisins and olives) that is served with rice and beans. Pollo Tropical has used Beyond Beef to create a Vegan Picadillo version of the classic recipe.


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