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Pollos Mario Restaurant

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75 N Franklin St, Hempstead, NY 11550-3048
+1 516-505-3200
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently ownership or management has changes. They are using a cheaper oil that makes the food taste funny. Salads are piled on thr bar on top of each other. It probably survives because there is little competition. Plenty of parking and friendly service as you make yourself feel ill.

Thank Donald S
Hempstead, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

All fried and frozen. On paper plates. I can make this at home. Just goto frozen food aisle at the grocery

Thank samwisegamges
Hempstead, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

I have been to this restaurant a few times and the food and service has always been very good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Eddie M
Hempstead, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Although the parking lot was small, once inside the aesthetics were nice. You could have a table by the windows or further in for more privacy. Food was tasty and good portions. Service has been great 2/3 times and the 1/3 it was only ok.

Thank GG_Free
Ruskin, Florida
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

I used to love this restaurant but my recent visit was very disappointing. I ordered the Bandejo Mario which was always my favorite combination. The menu shows a fabulous plate with rotisserie chicken, chicharron, steak and pork loin. In the past my meal was just as pictured. To my dismay my plate arrived with steak, chicharron and some flat mystery... More 

Thank Kafe1
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I have driven past this place for years and always wondered...always said maybe next time.. well tonight was the night and oh yes! The amount of steak they give was surprising for the price. Call me juvenile when it comes to food however seeing pictures on the menu helps in the decision process. The wait staff is not that personable... More 

Thank SirJcrew069
Valley Stream, New York
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2015

I had the Bandeja (Typical Platter) and my wife had a churrasco, it is some of the best Colombian food I have eaten in a long time. The steak was seasoned to perfection and not overcooked, the rice was just right, which means not bland, I will definitely come back and try other things. PS A packed parking lot is... More 

Thank Roberto L
2 reviews
Reviewed June 30, 2015

I purchased a small entree from here when I needed something to tide me over into I could get a meal. While the service was prompt, the restaurant clean and the personnel friendly I was not impressed with the food.

Thank D. J
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244 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2015

The food and service at this Latin restaurant are pretty good, but the fact that there's no special lunch menu makes it pricey for lunch, more than $35 for two. That said, the decor is attractive and the menu is varied. My wife had a seafood platter which she liked and I had loin of pork which was tasty but... More 

Thank travelmpq
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2015

Pollos Mario is a staple of Heampstead since I drove through this town about 14 years ago. The location off Hempstead main drag, the convenient parking lot and the look of the place always make me want to stop. Over the years we've been here four times. Each time the food, service, atmosphere and pricing were above average. Last visit... More 

Thank Asaf S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 N Franklin St, Hempstead, NY 11550-3048
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hempstead
  • Phone Number: +1 516-505-3200

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