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Pollos El Paisa

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989 Old Country Rd, Westbury, NY 11590-5619
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Merrick, New York
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211 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This very busy colombian restaurant in a converted railroad car diner is very good. The chicken was delicious if a little dry but seasoned beautifully and the complete dinner with very good chicken soup was a great value with well prepared rice and beans. The other items looked well prepared also. The chicarrones appetizer was excellent.The service was friendly and... More 

Thank Robert K
Rockville Centre, NY
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114 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When a nondescript restaurant is this crowded almost all the time, you know it has something good going for it, and simply, it's the food. It's not a fine dining experience, but if you want authentic Colombian and South American dishes, well-prepared and very tasty, this the place and worth the wait.

Thank ItalyLovers4Ever_10
Glen Oaks, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I've eaten here a few time. I've tried all the grilled steak dishes and have always been satisfied. The give large portions for all their dishes and for a reasonable price. My wife loves the fried whole fish and shrimp dishes. My kids love the steak and rice but especially the fried pork skin. The service is fast and friendly.... More 

Thank jonrivera
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken platter. Huge portions, great value. Soup was fresh and flavorful. Rotisserie chicken was juicy. Fresh salad. Rice was a bit dry, but overall very good! Happy :)

Thank Dc2011dc
Westbury, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We come here weekly for takeout. Their chickens are the best. Very flavorful and moist. Kitchen staff is great. The dining in menu is great too. Always filled to capacity and a waiting line on weekends to get a table because the food is so good and reasonably priced.

Thank sukieusa
Hicksville, New York
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

the chickens are always done to perfection...always plenty to eat..and the wait staff is always friendly..very tight seating but you get to talk to all fine neighbors.. the paella. is enough to feed the whole family.

1 Thank Jim M
New York, New York, United States
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250 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

This little Colombian joint in Westbury serves delicious and reasonably priced Colombian food with a heavy emphasis on grilled meats. We really enjoyed the Mountain Platter (a healthy portion of pork rinds, grilled meat with rice, beans, a slice of avocado and a fried egg on top) and the grilled skirt steak. The rotisserie chicken looked and smelled delicious, but... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Huge portions. Arroz con pollo and tbone steak. Yummy. Flan, rice pudding was good too. Why do I need to write 100 characters when all I needed to say I've said.

Thank Cheryl V
Westbury, New York, United States
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Friends of ours suggested that we go here and boy was it terrific. The Food was good, the service was good, and we had a good time.

Thank Sharpdon
Old Westbury, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Had rotisserie chicken, white rice, beans, fried sweet plantains; pretty decent. Many typical & traditional dishes on the menu if you're adventurous. Very popular. At times there's a line out the door

Thank Realtor_Prince

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Latin, Spanish, South American, Colombian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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

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