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Authentic cuisine from Mexico and Latin America is what you will find at Pollo Mex in Sliver Spring, Maryland. It prepares each dish using only the freshest of ingredients available on the market. Try the meaty taco salad with all the fixings, or go for a hot soup or torta. That is just the beginning, as Pollo Mex has an extensive menu of main course dishes that are sure to please everyone�s taste buds.
One unique dish on the menu at Pollo Mex is the rotisserie chicken. This is marinated overnight using a special blend of Latin spices and herbs. The chicken is then cooked slowly and served to patrons with a mild sauce made by the chef. A spicy jalapeno sauce is available as well.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Hours of Operation:
Sun. -Thu. 11:00am - 10:00pm
Fri. - Sat. 11:00am - 11:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Pollo-Mex Ratings and Reviews
We used to love this place. Great food, good prices, close to home. Our meal this night was really disappointing. The rice tasted like it was microwaved and the beans were watered down and bland. My tamales were mushy and my husband's burrito contained bland-tasting beef. Perhaps it was the holiday weekend, but we like our go-to places to be consistent no matter what. We might give this place one more try and if that doesn't work out we'll be crossing it off the list.
Ordered a margarita which i felt was a watered down drink; sent it back and observed the bartender tasting the drink using a straw, have another employee taste it as well; bartender added liquor to the same drink and waitress was about to bring it back to me when I intervened and told them that I was not going to drink from a shared glass
We love pollo mex. The large fajita platter for 39.99 is enough for 5-6 people. Although we've been many times and have always loved the food, I would have preferred something a bit fancier for Valentines Day but the snowy weather wasn't cooperating. I guess the management decided to put more tables in to accommodate the additional diners for the holiday and so you were just jammed in. It was actually hard to get in and out of the restaurant. That being said, they had a lovely Valentines Day dinner and the food is always consistently good.
This is the first time I have rated Pollo Mex below four or five stars. Food was ok this time around and the Cadillac Margaritas were weak. Our table was right next to the bar which has several bar stools that when occupied pretty much blocked the aisle - every time a staff member or customer walked by we needed to hold our glasses as they bumped the table. We hope this was a one time occurrence since we like the location and menu.
Conveniently, Opentable does not work after 4pm. Out of five times I have made and tried to make reservations, only worked 3 times. It looks like there has been a change in management. Food is not as freshest as it uses to be - their guacamole comes out brown, for example. And the waiters do not do anything when you tell them. Not great experience at all.
The chicken empanadas were not what I would have called super until I tried them with the sauce - that made the rate. The chicken tamal I had was not the greasy thing most Mexican restaurants sell , but was light and flavorful. Considering I had an appetizer, meal, and a drink for $23 - I'd say this was a bargain.
I had never dined here before and it was a special Occasion. I would highly recommend this restaurant what a welcome surprise, the food was great everything freshly made perfect. Gotta try the fresh Guacamole, drinks were good all good things to say about this place check them out. My husband and I will definitely will go again.
Food and service as good as what I had been told. It is a relatively small place in a shopping center and the tables are very close to one another. The only plus is that this allows them to squeeze more people in on a crowded day to share good food and responsive service. I'll be back often.
This establishment is amazing. It's a family business. Every time I had visited the staffs were friendly and they always provided great hospitality. The food serve here is consistently of quality and flavorful. I had tried their crispy taco platter, seafood buritos, fajitas and chicken platter. They were all excellent. And yes I had to tried one of their dessert which was the Tres Leches cake. The cake was very moist and delicious. The ambiance here is warm and inviting. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone because I had an amazing experience each time that I had visited here. Oh yes, they're generous on their chips and salsa too. Love it.
Good overall with one caveat.
On the special menu they listed mussels, one of our favorites. It promised "a generous serving" of mussels for $9.95 (I believe)
The mussels came out and there were 8-10 mussels tops in a small bowl. What's worse is only one of the mussels had 'opened up'.
Growing up on the Chesapeake Bay, Bivalves etc that didn't open when you cooked them was not a good sign. I ate the open one and it was tasty enough.
I tried to force open a few others and eat them but it was quickly apparent things weren't quite right so I sent them back.
Even if it weren't for the dicey nature of the ones I got, I wouldn't order them again due to the extremely small order size.
A rare item miss for Pollo Mex.
My gf and I went on Valentine's Day. It was packed, and they wouldn't take my LivingSocial deal (which was my fault, but still). I definitely plan to go back, because the food was delicious (and because I plan to use the LS deal for real), but probably not after that, since there was very little space, and we weren't waited on very well by their staff.
My family of four when to Pollo-Mex on valentine's day and as soon as we got to the door we knew it was a bad day to go. The restaurant was so small and the over flow of guest were lined up out the door and down the side walk. We had made reservations and arrive 15 early, only beachside we left the house early thinking we might get lost. We waiting till our actual reservations time. The employees were very nice and helpful. The restaurant decor was very nice just the restaurant is not suited for large size groups or crowds all at once. Great place for a romantic date or weekday family dinner. They do have a small bar area and possibly good happy hours. I love their prices, very reasonable for a family of four. Great place! Must visit!
Really wonderful local restaurant. Went to dinner on Valentine's Day. The small place was packed, every table was full, and there were people standing in line waiting. Clearly neighborhood folks have learned how delicious the food is. Glad we had reservations! My friend who had never been there before loved his meal (but I can't remember what it was...although I remember what he said over and over again, "Wow, this is great!"
Had a great dinner at Pollo Mex Thursday night. The restaurant was quite busy, a very good sign for a location that has seen many restarurants come and go. Waitress was friendly, helpful. The sangria was very good, the mushroom & spinach quesadilla appetizer was excellent, as was the Casuela De Mar, a seafood casserole of scallops, shrimp, salmon, and clams cooked with saffron and coconut milk, chopped green peppers, onions, and tomatoes. The seafood tasted very fresh and the sauce was so good we took home the leftovers. Half chicken with 2 sides was good though the chicken is not as good as Nando's Peri Peri's, yucca and sweet plantains sides were very good, yucca crispy and not greasy and the plantains were meltingly sweet.
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