Spicy Poyo Poyo Sauce

Poyo Poyo Sauce

My family loves going to a chain restaurant called Pollo Tropical. That make fresh grilled chicken on an open flame with all kinds of Latin goodies like yucca and tostones. But what really makes it are their amazing sauces. My two favorites are their Cilantro Garlic Sauce and their Poyo Poyo Sauce. I have made the my version of their Cilantro Garlic Sauce for year, now I have finally tackled their spicy Poyo Poyo Sauce!

Pollo Tropical Spicy Poyo-Poy Sauce Nutrition Facts

*All percent daily value figures are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Nutritional information source:

Tropical Hot Sauce

With all my hot sauces, I enjoy ones with flavor, not just heat. I can take a really hot one, but I want flavor with it. This is why I enjoy Poyo Poyo Sauce. So my quest was to replicate the flavor. The heat was the easy part. I also wanted a hot sauce that would pair well with tropical flavors. So it needed to be sweet and tangy as well. As with any copycat recipes, trial and error is a big part of the process. I didn’t know what pepper to use. Habanero? Serrano? Ghost Pepper?

I went with Bird’s Eye Chilies for 1 reason – I had a bunch on hand from making a bunch of Thai food that uses Bird’s Eye Chilis. I also had some Sambal which is sweet and spicy. Lime juice is used a lot in tropical cooking. So I had my base. The rest of the process was ratios and what else would go in it.


Does Pollo Tropical have chimichurri?

Pollo Tropical expands its menu with the introduction of new Citrus Marinated Wings and new Churrasco Steak with Chimichurri. Churrasco with Chimichurri features tender USDA Choice steak seasoned and grilled for rich flavor and served with a classic chimichurri sauce for dipping or drizzling.

How many calories are in cilantro garlic sauce?

There are 160 calories in 1 serving (1 oz) of Pollo Tropical Cilantro Garlic Sauce. * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet.

Is Pollo Tropical cilantro garlic sauce gluten free?

The cilantro garlic sauce is good and gf.

Is Pollo Tropical Cuban?

Pollo Tropical (Spanish for “Tropical Chicken”) is a South Florida-based restaurant chain and franchise specializing in food inspired by Latin-Caribbean cuisine. Founded in 1988, the chain has its headquarters in Doral, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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