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Pollo Rico Latin Bistro

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2435 Middle Country Rd, Centereach, NY 11720-3529
+1 631-471-0585
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed 11:00 - 09:00
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Authentic Latin fare. Paella is fresh and loaded with shrimp, chorizo and mussels. It's a must if you go.

Thank Peter D
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

The sangria was pretty good and the staff was friendly. But the food just wasn't very good. We ordered the Empanadas Mixta. I've had empanadas from many different restaurants and cultures and have also made my own. These were my least favorite. If I didn't already know what the filling was, I may not have been able to guess. Actually,... More 

Thank HonestTravel
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

When you are in the mood for an unfussy meal that is delicious and served by a gracious wait staff, you need to come here! This place is always busy because it is such a great deal!

Thank AnnemarieBainTV
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125 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

We love going hear. I've had parties hear, eat there, and order food to go. The customer service us great and food is always fresh and good. If you have a party there the food doesn't stop and liquor keeps coming. Everyone always raves.

Thank Matthew R
Long Island, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Some of the best food I've ever had! And staff is amazing also! Delicious sangria and cocktails!! MUST GO!

1 Thank JNY0283
St. James, New York, United States
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210 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

The appearance of the restaurant belies the tastiness of the food. The service is about as good as it gets, with the waiters being extremely attentive but not bothersome. The food was outstanding with great fresh vegetables and good sized portions. There is music on weekends, but we were there on a Monday night which made it much more peaceful.... More 

Thank HarlanJF
Long Island, New York
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We're new to town and not wanting to have another meal in our hotel room, we spotted Pollo Rico and decided to have lunch. The food was delicious, the service was spot on (practice your high-school Spanish on them, they won't mind!), and the whole place was abuzz with World Cup this and World Cup that. We had a delightful... More 

Thank Christine O
Smithtown, New York
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121 reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

It was a busy evening last night, but the food and service was still excellent, as usual. The atmosphere is friendly and upbeat. The waiters and the owner make you feel at home. I recommend the Arroz Valenciana, which had seafood and chicken over yellow rice. Come wit a hearty appetite!

1 Thank Christine P
Long Island, New York
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

We have been enjoying Pollo Rico since its opening. The food is very good and the portions are big enough that you will want to take what you cannot finish home. I had the grilled salmon on our last visit and it was prepared to perfection, The drinks are equally delicious..a must try is the homemade Sangria and the Margaritas.... More 

1 Thank CuppaT
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Reviewed 13 March 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is nice and quiet around 6 midweek. I personally did not care for the Arroz con Pollo but the Lentil soup and Arroz con leche desert were to die for. The large lentil soup will feed two, maybe three. Not a bad Mojito either.

1 Thank Cigles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2435 Middle Country Rd, Centereach, NY 11720-3529
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Centereach
  • Phone Number: +1 631-471-0585

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