Pollo Tropical opens first store in Texas on March 28 in Addison

Pollo Tropical, a popular griller of citrus-marinated chicken and Caribbean-inspired soups, salads, wraps, juices, coconut water, rum punches, Cuba Libras, palm trees, fried yuca, sweet plantains and slow-cooked black beans, unwraps its first Texas store, in Addison, on March 28.

Another notable: Pollo Tropical hold the Guinness World Record for largest bowl of black beans and rice, which it created and served at Super Bowl XXXIX.

The new store marks Pollo Tropical’s push into the Texas market, important because the chain is owned by Texas-based Fiesta Restaurant Group, which also owns Taco Cabana.

The fast-casual chain touts its “bold and tangy flavors using savory island spices (hmmm… Spice Island?), mixed herbs and citrus” blended into rubs and marinades that is uses to season dishes that include oink, moo and cluck. The first Pollo Tropical opened in 1988 in Miami.

Pollo Tropical, 5290 Belt Line Road, Addison