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El Pollito Mexicano

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119 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-3227 (Sterling Pl.)
(718) 636-5269
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Bethesda, Maryland
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166 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 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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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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.

Thank Mike_TV_Producer
Sydney, Australia
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218 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I was visiting NY and staying in Brooklyn, and because the quality of Mexican restaurants from where I come from is pretty average I was really looking forward to a some good Mexican food, and I am very pleased to say that I wasn't let down at El Pollito! It has a nice indoor/outdoor seating, good drinks - quite strong!... More 

Thank ptk_from_dy
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We used to order from this place all the time... really love the food. Then one day, my husband found pork in his vegetarian burrito. We haven't ordered from there since.

Thank Genevieve D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
10:00 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 - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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: (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?