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Pollo in Park Slope

  • kraw Feb 28, 2007 08:36 AM
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There is no shortage of rotisserie chicken places in the Slope, I realize, but some are better than others. Pollo, a Peruvian chicken and rice joint with a very small menu, just opened on 5th Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets, replacing what had to be the worst sandwich joint ever--and how you screw up a sandwich is beyond me, but I digress. Anyway, I thought the prices were a little high considering the competition with Coco Roco ($12 for Arroz con Mariscos, $9 for half-chicken) but I have to say, that was some fine tasting chicken. Moist with a crispy, flavorful skin, with a little chili kick cooked inside. The sauces they provide on the side are fresh and homemade. Also had their avocado salad and some tostones--generous helpings and very tasty, too. All in all, I was very impressed and will definitely try it again. It was empty when I went there for take out (and it is a nice build out -- not fancy, but much nicer than a plain ol' take-out place) and they seemed ecstatic to see a customer. Anyone else try Pollo yet? I think they just opened a week or two ago. Definitely give it a try. The added benefit: they're warm and friendly in there.

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  1. Got a whole chicken to go from Pollo last night. I thought it was very tasty, nice flavors, and nicely cooked - certainly not dried out. Came with two different sauces (mild white sauce and spicy green sauce, which was realy good). They served it quartered and charged $9.25. I recommend trying it.

    1. Does this place deliver?

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      1. re: chowkitty

        Yes, I found a takeout menu had been put through my mail slot, so they must.

      2. Had lunch there Saturday. The avocado salad was great, and generous with chickpeas, ripe avocado, and a light vinaigrette, and the green sauce on the side of the chicken was awesome. And yes replacing the worst sandwich place ever. Welcome to the neighborhood!

        1. I'm moving to that part of the Slope next week- can't wait to try it. Just for my own edification- what was the name of the bad sandwich place?

          A shout-out to the BEST sandwich place in the Slope: CITY SUB!

          1. I've ordered from El Pollo a number of times now, and I have not been disappointed. The chicken is delicious. The owner said they are expanding the menu soon.

            1. I've gone their twice and really like the chicken - very moist and flavorful. The price seems fair to me - you can get a whole chicken and 2 sides for $14, and that makes a nice, if simple meal for two. Hopefully their expanded meal will attract more diners - I've walked by on several occasions and noted that it has been empty. I hope they survive; they are a great addition to 5th Ave.

              1. I just want to pile on the praise - I've been there twice and thought it was top notch. The chicha morada (a purple drink with corn and fruit) was nice, and their maduros were perfect.