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Pollos El Paisa

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989 Old Country Rd, Westbury, NY 11590-5619
+1 516-338-5858
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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Auburn, New York
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234 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience! There is a free parking lot at the restaurant, the doorway is at the front. Upon entry we were hit with lots of conversation and music; we joined the party! Families were there with children and friends were having loud, friendly conversations. A waitress said, "Sit any where." We ordered coffee. The menu is in English and... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good Colombian food,being a latino myself,I can tell you this,they're good,bandeja paisa is excellent,it has everything but the kitchen sink,so is the mondongo soup special on Mondays,which is served with costillas de res.The place is always crowded.If you crave good Colombian food,you owe yourself a visit. Francisco the owner is a cool guy.

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Tampa, Florida
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the neighborhood passing by. Looked at TripAdvisor to see what's in the area and took a chance by going here for takeout. Worth the wait and effort. Very tasty, ordered chuleta empanizada, carne asada & bandeja de pollo all with rice, beans and whatever else it came with. Got back to Flushing Queens and everyone thought it was very... More 

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West Babylon, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

awesome food and service we had 3 entrees and we shared all .The paella was out of the world," perfect meal" to share with family and friends!!!!!!!

Thank thind123
Jericho, New York
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282 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant gets rave reviews. It is a converted old time diner. The premises are neat but devoid of decor. The staff is extremely attentive and pleasant. The menu has a few unique items like plantains and corn cakes . The rotisserie chicken this restaurant is known for is "ok" but no different than those sold at the supermarket or... More 

Thank Frank N
Westbury, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Always crowed. But not to long a wait. Started with chicken soup, for me too many parts. But 1/2 chicken was excellent.

Thank eedesignr
Port Washington, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Great value and always good no matter what we have eaten there. we have been going since it opened a number of years ago. At that time, they were still using some plastic and paper plates, but they have come a long way. On any give nite you can enjoy your dinner with a varied clientle, and always someone next... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Went here for dinner Saturday night with another couple (on their suggestion). The parking lot was packed. One step in the door and you know people aren’t coming here for the décor or ambiance. It looks like a converted diner, with cramped tables with a bustling feel. We ordered several dishes and shared. Everything was incredibly delicious and tasted perfectly.... More 

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

The parking lot is packed with cars whose drivers and passengers are yearning for the delicious very flavorful chicken. This former diner has been converted to a chicken Mecca not just for Colombians but for all lovers of scrumptious ethnic food. The plantains are expertly prepared and smashed perfectly. The interior space is tight and small that's probably why they... More 

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Long Island, NY
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

My family has been visiting this restaurant for years. Reasonable prices, large portions. The restaurant is kind of like an old diner. Simple decoration, certainly not for a "fancy" romantic dinner. But certainly great for families. Full menu of meat, chicken, seafood and other traditional foods. Some even order 1 entree to split for 2. Certainly there can be leftovers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish, South American, Colombian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 516-338-5858

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