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Feb 8, 2007 03:21 PM

valley pollo in tarrytown

read a review of this latino buffet( 9.00 dinner) on valley st. in tarrytown(around beekman area) . the review said that it was very authentic ethnic food with varied offerings i.e. rice and beans, great roasted chicken, meats, plantanos, etc. i drove by today and it looked a bit too small and empty. shall i try it on the weekend?

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  1. A group of 6 of us went on Friday, after having read about it in our local newspaper (probably the same review you read) and we all really enjoyed it. The roast chicken was wonderfully moist and tender, falling off the bone. Tasty, if a tiny bit salty; but then my husband and I don't salt our food much when we cook, so that may just be us.

    That evening they had a beef soup, spaghetti with chicken cooked in beer, rice and beans, beef stew, and a few other things I didn't get around to trying. We asked her to bring a 1/2 chicken to our table as well. We each had either a mango lassi or a black berry milkshake, which were thick and tasty. They charged $10 per person (tax included) for the whole thing.

    It was all very tasty and they were very nice and friendly. It was like eating food from a friend's mom's kitchen - warm, comforting, homey, and good. One of the couples in our group liked it enough to go back the next day.

    I'd say go ahead and try it. We certainly plan on going back!

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    1. re:

      OMG! just came from there. wow, delicious, i am sooo full. ate everything and then some! went across the street to the bakery and that was not my taste- too ethnic for me. sunday is music all day at valley pollo and monday is grilled beef nite. gotta go again!

    2. I try to call this place several times-no asnwer-are they still open? Looking forward to trying this place.

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      1. re: rnsil

        i can't imagine that they're closed. drive by if you're local. are you sure thatyou have the correct phone number? my visit was this past march- they really can't be closed.check the number if you can't drive by.

        1. re: yeshana

          It's open. Just had dinner there. It was fine (not great) and of course very authentic Ecuadorian food. I wouldn't travel too far to eat there but it's good if you are in the area. Be sure to grab a bowl of homemade hot sauce (aji) that's in the soda/beer cooler. And today they had blackberry shakes (batidos de mora).

          1. re: PBB

            what is the address of this restaurant?


              1. re: yeshana

                Saying it's in Tarrytown is actually misleading. It's in Sleepy Hollow, a little north of Tarrytown. The address is:

                185 Valley St., Sleepy Hollow

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                  lived in tarrytown for over 20 years, before they humorously, split it into 2 sections. is there a valley street in" tarrytown?" my phone book is local for tarrytown, not sleepy hollow, do the 2 sections have their own local phone directories. hope you weren't offended by calling tarrytown sleepy hollow!

      2. The roast chicken there is fact whenever MINT sells out of their saffron roast chicken, this place is our back up!

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        1. re: RawTunaFan

          agreed! this is the important stuff, not the sleepy hollow vs. tarrytown issue!

        2. Has anyone been to this place lately? I stopped by yesterday on my way to Walgreens at lunchtime and there was one group in there. I had to find an English-speaking employee to tell me what they had on the buffet. Lunch and dinner are both $8, or you can get stuff to go and they charge you accordingly (although it's not clear what that is). Yesterday they had some sort of chicken dish (not roast), cubes of pork and assorted veggies.