At Pollos Ray, you eat with your hands, picking up your hot-from-the-rotisserie-oven chicken, pulling it apart and stuffing the meat in your gluttonous mouth, because it's that good. The branch of Pollos Ray near the Salto del Agua metro station in the Centro Hist├│rico is typical: There's room for about six people to sit on metal bar stools and eat at two narrow metal counters. The heavenly smell of the chicken roasting as it turns in the oven fills the tiny restaurant. Take out or eat in, business is brisk. You can order a quarter, half or whole chicken. Meals come with tortillas, green and red salsas and cooked onions. There's a sink to wash your hands; you'll need it. Open 9 a.m. ÔÇô 9 p.m. Monday ÔÇô Sunday. (There are other Pollos Ray outlets throughout the city.)
143 Calle Lopez, Centro Hist├│rico
prices include tax. a chicken taco is $0.45 (6 pesos); a quarter chicken is $1.37 (18 pesos); a whole chicken is $4.05 (53 pesos). a "paquete ray" with a whole chicken, half kilogram of tortillas, plus salsa, onions and fries is $5.65 (74 pesos). soft drinks cost $0.68 (9 pesos).
Reservation: Not necessary
Phone: (52) (55) 5640-5648 or (52) (55) 5640-5649