The Joint Experience
The outside of Pollos Sinaloa does not scream “Come Eat One Of The Best Hot Dogs Of Your Life!” If you don’t know where it is you will probably drive by it and have to circle back. As you walk to the front door, you pass the screened-in porch where the chicken is cooked. It is the most appetizing fragrance you can imagine. You could put that smell on a menu and charge $4.99 for it as an appetizer. When you go in, you are greeted with a colorful menu with a very limited selection. Some tacos, burritos, mulitas (I have no idea the difference between this and a quesadilla), whole or half mesquite smoked chicken, and the tractor beam of the Mexican Hot Dog.
The first time I went, I had a Mexican Hot Dog and the chicken. The Hot Dog is a hot dog frank, slice of bacon, avocado, onions, mayo, mustard and what I am guessing is ketchup or some derivative of ketchup. All on a toasted bun. Not some steamed, gummy white mess. They take the time to toast and slightly dry out the bun so it can hold up to the mess of the hot dog. I had found my favorite hot dog. You will love it. You will have food all over your hands and face, but you will love it. The chicken was good, but the beans and rice that come with it are other-worldly. I am not the biggest beans and rice guy. I have been known to leave them untouched on my plate. I cannot go to here and not have beans and rice. They are that good.
The next day, I had to go back. First thing out of the box; Mexican Hot Dog. I wanted to try something else. I knew I wanted the beans and rice. The lady taking the order says “The burrito has rice and beans on it.” You had me at rice and beans. An adobada (pork) burrito was ordered. It could be the best burrito I have ever had. All of the pieces of pork are juicy and crispy. Again, messy as all get-out, but delicious. The 3 hot sauces they have to choose from are all well above average in spice and flavor, get them all and enjoy!
There is a plethora of choices for drinks. Mexican Coke and Fanta are there. Remember Squirt? They've got that too.
I have tried all 3 kinds of tacos. They are all delicious. $1 each. How do you beat that?
Since first visiting Pollos Sinaloa, I have been about 5 times. Every time the experience is legit. There may be other places in Amarillo that have Mexican Hot Dogs; I have never heard of one. Go take a trip and reward yourself. Don't forget the beans and rice.