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Pollos El Paisa

Spanish, South American, Colombian
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989 Old Country Rd, Westbury, NY 11590-5619
516-338-5858
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, large portions, but with a caveat

As described, this incredibly popular Columbian dining spot is housed in a (purposely?) dingy old diner with absent decor. Waiting time can be forever, camped out on the diner steps overlooking the highway or searching for a parking spot in the crowded lot. The servers were patient and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

As described, this incredibly popular Columbian dining spot is housed in a (purposely?) dingy old diner with absent decor. Waiting time can be forever, camped out on the diner steps overlooking the highway or searching for a parking spot in the crowded lot. The servers were patient and knowledgeable about the offerings, stopping by several times to check on our... More 

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Woodbury, New York
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Small but delicious, never a disappointment. A true family style restaurant where the food is always top notch and the service is inviting. We have never been disappointed and the price is right.

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Westbury, New York
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The place looks like a little hole in the wall, but inside it will surprise you. Staff is attentive, and the food is delicious. All of the rice and chicken or shrimp are wonderful. The steak dinner is superb. The salads that come with the entrees are just so so. They do not serve liquor. Get there early on Fri,... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had good catered from them for my grandma's funeral luncheon about 5 years ago and a sad occasion brought smiles with their food. Delicioso !

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Garden City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is packed on the weekends because they are so good! I choose to go during the weekdays instead...but sometimes even then they are really busy as well. Why? It's their rotiserrie chicken...so awesome! Another option is their steaks and the platenero mountain dish with carne asada. There's rice and beans, griddle cake, port chicharron, a sliced avocado and... More 

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NY
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Generous portions, real bang for your buck not to mention delicious. My favorite Latin restaurant on the island. Recommend the skirt steak comes with salad, rice and beans. Yum! If you like seafood, can't go wrong with paella, salmon or shrimp with garlic sauce and the whole fried fish. It's a small diner and gets extremely busy Friday thru Sunday... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were at this restaurant last night with friends.They have been there several times whereas we were never there before.The food and service were good .There was a fairly good variety to choose from.

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Westbury, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My family loves to do takeout from Pollos El Paisa! The rotisserie chicken is delicious, the fried flounder is very tasty but my favorite dish is the grilled skirt steak. The chicken is moist and tender, the skirt steak is marinated with great flavor and the Paella tastes spot on. Most of the dishes are a complete dinner with a... More 

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We love taking out from Pollos El Paisa. All of the dishes taste great and give you that authentic Columbian flavor. Do yourself a favor and visit.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I've only ordered takeout from here. But everything I have ordered has always been good! I love how the chicken is so tender and flavorful every time I order it. And whatever sauce that is that comes with it is spicy and an excellent accompaniment. They really know what they're doing! I will come here again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 989 Old Country Rd, Westbury, NY 11590-5619
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Westbury
  • Phone Number: 516-338-5858

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, South American, Colombian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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