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100 Berkeley Sq, Berkeley, CA 94704-1202
+1 510-486-8027
Today
17:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 20:00
Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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Novato, California
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255 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had the soup and half a sandwich combination. In less than 90 minutes I developed stomach pain, discomfort and diarrhea. The food was tasty, but perhaps the sanitary conditions were not what they should be. I don't know anything beyond I got sick.

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Thank TheBlum
Highland Park, Illinois
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143 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by a guy at the Berkeley information center and we should thank him. Breakfast #1 for me, mushroom omelette for my wife. Choice of fresh squeezed or juice from concentrate. Good coffee. Eggs made over hard as requested. Links are pork, patties are turkey. Properly toasted English muffin. I like this place.

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Thank GerfnitAuthor
Western MA
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I had the Gyros plate for lunch, it was OK but nothing special. The serving was generous, so there was plenty of food but nothing special.

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Thank WesternMAtravels
Killingworth, CT
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549 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

It's a few blocks away from the gourmet ghetto but miles away in style. Pollo is a no frills, down to earth, delicious breakfast place. The breakfast burrito is a no nonsense, tasty treat that could easily feed two unless you are ravenous. The freshly made horchata was delicious, the coffee is decent, and the service is pleasant, There are... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

Happened into this place and was totally charmed. The food was excellent, in an old style large portion diner kind of way. The owners take the order and serve the food. The tables and chairs are the heavy solid wood type. Very comfortable feel. This place is an institution in Berkeley. The menu is eclectic and extensive. The prices are... More 

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Thank Ken S
Berkeley, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

Food isn't great, and the place is filthy with flies everywhere. Went with friends and we all got food poisoning after eating here. Decent prices if you don't mind getting sick, and service is alright. Definately not worth going to though. After seeing reviews here, it sounds like they were a good place a while ago but have really lost... More 

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Thank JasonT230
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

Great lunch spot near BART, big portions and good value

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Thank mikealey
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

While visiting the city as tourists, my husband and I stopped and ate lunch at Original Pollos (Corner of Shattuck & Addison) because of it's convenient location and because a relative who lives in that area had recommended it to us. It is immediately adjacent to the Downtown Berkeley BART stop, right on the subway line, and right next to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

Good, cheap, huge breakfast burrito! Restaurant is small and welcoming.

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Oakland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2010

There are lot of little cafes in Berkeley that sell Gryos, but Pollo is the best. Great cucumber sauce and lots of meat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
09:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 20:00
Thursday
09:30 - 20:00
Friday
09:30 - 20:00
Saturday
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Berkeley Sq, Berkeley, CA 94704-1202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-486-8027

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?