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100 Berkeley Sq, Berkeley, CA 94704-1202
+1 510-486-8027
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 20:00
Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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Novato, California
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281 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had the soup and half a sandwich combination. In less than 90 minutes I developed stomach pain, discomfort and diarrhea. The food was tasty, but perhaps the sanitary conditions were not what they should be. I don't know anything beyond I got sick.

1 Thank TheBlum
Highland Park, Illinois
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160 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by a guy at the Berkeley information center and we should thank him. Breakfast #1 for me, mushroom omelette for my wife. Choice of fresh squeezed or juice from concentrate. Good coffee. Eggs made over hard as requested. Links are pork, patties are turkey. Properly toasted English muffin. I like this place.

Thank GerfnitAuthor
Western MA
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I had the Gyros plate for lunch, it was OK but nothing special. The serving was generous, so there was plenty of food but nothing special.

1 Thank WesternMAtravels
Killingworth, CT
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627 reviews
457 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

It's a few blocks away from the gourmet ghetto but miles away in style. Pollo is a no frills, down to earth, delicious breakfast place. The breakfast burrito is a no nonsense, tasty treat that could easily feed two unless you are ravenous. The freshly made horchata was delicious, the coffee is decent, and the service is pleasant, There are... More 

Thank v0yageur22
Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013

Happened into this place and was totally charmed. The food was excellent, in an old style large portion diner kind of way. The owners take the order and serve the food. The tables and chairs are the heavy solid wood type. Very comfortable feel. This place is an institution in Berkeley. The menu is eclectic and extensive. The prices are... More 

Thank Ken S
Berkeley, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Food isn't great, and the place is filthy with flies everywhere. Went with friends and we all got food poisoning after eating here. Decent prices if you don't mind getting sick, and service is alright. Definately not worth going to though. After seeing reviews here, it sounds like they were a good place a while ago but have really lost... More 

1 Thank JasonT230
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Great lunch spot near BART, big portions and good value

Thank mikealey
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2012

While visiting the city as tourists, my husband and I stopped and ate lunch at Original Pollos (Corner of Shattuck & Addison) because of it's convenient location and because a relative who lives in that area had recommended it to us. It is immediately adjacent to the Downtown Berkeley BART stop, right on the subway line, and right next to... More 

2 Thank Tigrefemme
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2011

Good, cheap, huge breakfast burrito! Restaurant is small and welcoming.

1 Thank g3ographer
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2010

There are lot of little cafes in Berkeley that sell Gryos, but Pollo is the best. Great cucumber sauce and lots of meat.

Thank e_hope75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Berkeley Sq, Berkeley, CA 94704-1202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-486-8027

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