Char' is a restaurant, food cart and truck that specializes in Latin Street Foods and Cuisine. With flavors from Mexican, Central American, and South American cuisines. We started as Polli-Tico Peruvian Street Food & Cuisine in 2014 but decided to extend our food menu to all latin cuisine in the summer of 2018. We serve traditional tacos, burritos, sandwiches, sides, as well as platters and meals served in bowls; from Ceviches to Pork belly sandwiches (Chicharron), to loaded fries and more. Our flavors come from Mexican, Central American, and South American cuisine.
We also specialize in "pollos a la brasa" (charbroiled chicken) a traditional latin way to cook wood fire chicken. Our authentic latin recipes along with the traditional cooking method and authentic sauces makes our dishes unique and full of flavor.
How CHAR' came to be
CHAR' Latin Grill started as Polli-Tico in 2014 by two Costa Rican brothers that grew up eating peruvian chicken in the Washington D.C. area.
When they moved to Portland they missed eating the delicious chicken that they had grown up with. Then the idea to make their own Peruvian chicken was born.
They contacted several companies in Lima, Peru and had a custom made rotisserie oven shipped. A couple of months later Polli-Tico opened its doors to the city of Portland, Oregon. In 2015 one of the brothers kept the business going and relocated the cart to the Sellwood neighborhood in SE Portland. In 2018 an idea to re-brand was born in order to expand and provide Portland with great and delicious Latin Flavors.
We have gone mobile !!!! in order to take our food to all of Portland! We want to be able to spread the joys of delicious Peruvian Cuisine through out the city. Book us for your next event! from weddings, corporate lunches, festivals, and much more!