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El Pollito Mexicano

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119 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-3227 (Sterling Pl.)
+1 718-636-5269
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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285 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Came here for after-work drinks with some colleagues. Francisco the bartender was KILLING IT. He seemed to be the only one working out front for the evening. Was able to keep up with all the patrons and still make small-talk with us at the bar. Incredible at multi-tasking and cocktail-making. The Gorditas Poblanos, Yucca fries, and Jalapeño margarita pitchers are... More 

Thank Tansy C
Atlanta, Georgia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Absolutely loved the food, from the queso fundido topped with goat cheese, POLLO ADOBADO (chicken taco) , duck enchiladas and believe it or not GRILLED CHORIZO MEATLOAF. (not your typical Mexican Food) Great atmosphere and the best spicy margarita I ever had. Will go back next time I'm in town!

Thank Kitty5255
Bethesda, Maryland
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179 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This corner restaurant on 5th ave looked really attractive as the ambiance was very cool. It has the very nice outside seating that wraps around the place. The food was not very good, beer from the tap was not cold at all, and it did not taste well on a hot night. The tortilla soup was very greasy and did... More 

Thank goranfoto
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Needed a quick lunch at a place that accepted Amex. I am glad I picked this place. Great authentic food. Upbeat music and fast efficient service. Great atmosphere and good food. I would certainly eat here again.

Thank Asif S
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Park Slope tries to be hip and to some extent it is very much so. This corner restaurant has outdoor seating which is one of its best features. Not quite the people watching atmosphere of NYC or Paris, but this part is nice. The food is at best average and somewhat overpriced. Brooklyn offers better options for more authentic Mexican... More 

Thank Zucc50
Burnaby, BC
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We stopped for an afternoon drink and snack, took the happy hour margarita and fried calamari. The drink was strong, flavour was a mix but ok. Calamari was very tender, with a tasty dipping sauce with a tomato-carrot I think base. Sitting in the outside tables was pleasant to watch the 5th Ave scene go by, a choice of sun... More 

Thank BCAussie
Brooklyn, New York
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2 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2015

we ordered food from them and one hour and thirty minutes later they called that they can't deliver.

Thank yannieinhorn
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Very good Fajitas. The beans were a bit to spicy hot for my taste. I was with friends(total of four of us), and they automatically added the tip into the bill.

Thank Brian F
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

RUDE JERKS. I went to my fave corner 'hood bar to watch the US v. Germany World Cup Match today, knowing my Pollito amigos are super into soccer, thought it would be fun. Sure, the food is often greasy and the service is usually slow, but the ambiance is always a party. It was not crowded, and yet I was... More 

Thank Topolobopo
San Diego, California
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111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We were staying nearby and picked this restaurant at random. Comfortable, casual. Seemed a bit pricy, but maybe average for the area. Pleasant staff, quick service. Large portions. Good but not great mexican. Recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-3227
    (Sterling Pl.)
  • Public Transportation: Bergen St (2, 3, 4) Union St (D, N, R) Atlantic Av - Pacific St (D, N, R)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-636-5269
We are a Mexican restaurant with a large selection of tequilas & Mexican beers at our bar. We also have a variety of Latin dishes like Ceviche; with a full bar bar we offer a casual atmosphere with great traditional Mexican dishes and a friendly staff.

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