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Pollo in Park Slope

kraw Feb 28, 2007 08:36 AM

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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    fat_hot Apr 24, 2007 07:31 AM

    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.

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      Bookistan Apr 9, 2007 03:44 PM

      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.

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        gfood Apr 9, 2007 03:38 PM

        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.

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          pastoralia Mar 14, 2007 08:03 AM

          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!

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            sharonm Mar 12, 2007 09:50 AM

            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!

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              chowkitty Mar 10, 2007 03:44 PM

              Does this place deliver?

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                prunefeet Mar 13, 2007 02:03 PM

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

              2. FastEddie Feb 28, 2007 11:30 AM

                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.

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