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“Small Excellent Mexican Grill”
Review of Pollo-Mex

Pollo-Mex
Ranked #54 of 422 Restaurants in Silver Spring
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Dining options: Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Our Mexican and Latin foods are prepared with the freshest ingredient. Try our salads, soups or tortas, all served with chips and salsa. Our famous taco salad is served in a crispy tortilla shell filled with crisp romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, and beans served with cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream for only $6.95. Our tasty rotisserie chicken is marinated overnight in a delicious blend of Latin herbs and spices and then slowly cooked to perfection. Try a quarter, half or whole chicken with two or four sides. We also grill tender cuts of steak, after it is marinated overnight then slowly cooked on the grill to create our steak and two sizes or solo dish.
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Today we visited the Pollo Mex Chicken and Mexican Grill located in the Colesville Shopping Center at the NE corner of New Hampshire and Randolph Road for the first time. We were impressed by the charm of the place, with warm terra cotta colored walls, historic photographs of Pancho Villa, good music, comfortable tables, and excellent food. The servers are fast, friendly, and helpful. The restaurant seats about 50 people. Free parking is close by. This is a delightful place to sit. There is also a pleasant outdoor seating area in front of the restaurant.

This restaurant features an extensive menu of appetizers, soups, platters, combination plates, many omelets and egg dishes including benedicts, rotisserie chicken, ribs, steak, fajitas, chimichangas, quesadillas, tamales, fajitas, tacos,nachos, huevos rancheros, ceviche, taquitos, elolte loco, soups, enchiladas, burritos, seafood including jambalaya and paella, steak dinners,grilled pork, chicken in many many forms inexpensive platters for two, entrees, salads including a taco salad and chicken salad, as well as a spinach salad with fruit and vegetables, and many side dishes (yucca, coleslaw, corn, tortillas, salads, pico de gallo, steamed vegetables, papusas, avocado, guacamole, rice, beans, tostones, empanadas, sour cream and sweet plantains).

The restaurant also has desserts such as flan cheesecake, and tres leches de la casa, as well as cheesecake, ice cream, and churros. They also make burrito bowls with side orders such as fried yucca, chorizo, steam vegetables, avocado, beans, tostones, empanadas, and sweet plantains. For drinks, they have wine, beer, soda, iced tea, coffee, hot tea, and very large range of mixed drinks. There is an amazing range of special brunch dishes, which we look forward to trying out.

There are also some amazing lunch specials, such as the pollo guidado with shredded chicken marinated in guiso sauce with tomatoes, onions, and cilantro served with rice, black beans, and fries or a salad. Food prices for food this fresh, tasty, and authentic are very reasonable ($12-<$20).

I tried out three different burritos (spinach with white wine and garlic, a traditional shredded chicken, and a white cheese burrito). All were excellent, but the spinach was a stand out. My husband had the pork chimichanga. Both meals were served with a starter of excellent pico de gallo and handmade corn chips, a large serving of Spanish rice, a good sized serving of refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, a generous serving of guacamole, and sour cream. The meals came overflowing the huge platters on which they were served. Each dinner could have served two easily. I ended up carrying half of mine home for enjoyment later.

The business hours are excellent Sunday-Thursday 11 AM-10PM; Friday-Saturday 11 AM-11PM; Brunch on Satudays ad Sundays from 11 AM-3PM; and a Happy Hour on M-F from 3PM-6PM. The restaurant also delivers. There is a large amount of free parking near by.

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Thank DianeVOC
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I love this place. The food is superb and very quality. I really like the steak taco salad. I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This restaurant is nicely decorated with a pleasant outdoor seating area. When you walk in, it smells amazing. This is because they have incredibly delicious rotisserie chicken. Almost everything we're tried there has been terrific. The only drawback is that they are a bit overpriced. It's still a family favorite for special occasions.

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Thank 848oliviad
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Have had another nice meal at pollo-mex which is a nice neighborhood Mexican restaurant that is often busy. We tend to get carryout which is always good. The bacon wrapped shrimp is delightful albeit a little expensive and the dry burrito with steak was delicious.

Thank Christina C
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Ingredients are fresh. Food is carefully prepared with the right balance of spices. Excellent dishes with great service.

Thank RMeli
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