This location is not a drive through, the parking lot is small and can be difficult during the rush lunch hour. The inside is not very clean I have been here more then once. Also if you get your food to go it is much faster then if you dine in for some reason. I don't know what it is about El Pollo Loco but every location I have ever been to takes forever.
If you're not into fried chicken anytime soon, this is a great choice. In general, all El Pollo Loco's are the same in terms of taste. The value's definitely a plus where you get more than just chicken for a few bucks. This particular location gets real busy because it's located right in front of Pasadena City College. It's very hard to find a place to park if you go on peak time, especially at lunch time, parking is shared with 4 other fast food chains.