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.
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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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!
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!