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29 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary Mexican
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Sun. -Thu. 11:00am - 10:00pm
Fri. - Sat. 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 384-3784
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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vipnope (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on August 31, 2014

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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 2, 2014

We had not found a good Mexican spot yet and this was it. The service was great and pleasant and the food awesome. It was packed with families and there was a reason for it. I really couldn't say a bad thing about this place

Jane (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2014

Pollo Mex was great with our party of 9 on a Saturday night. Service was friendly, and quick, Food delicious and fresh, an all round great evening.
thank you

vipMarieMicheleL (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on May 2, 2014

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

Toni (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on March 15, 2014

I have not been disappointed with any of my dining experiences at Pollo Mex. Great food and atmosphere...

Mimi (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

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.

jtbbkb (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2014

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.

vipJDawg (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2014

Reservations are becoming a must as the world lears about them. The Colesville world that is. Expansion cant be far behind.

vipFamulan28 (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 20, 2013

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.

ChrisinNB (Atlantic Canada)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2013

Authentic with quality ingredients. Everybody should go.

TaintedDingo (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 11, 2013

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.

Toni (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 28, 2013

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.

SMfromMD (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2013

The food, the service and the price are ALWAYS right.

vipFinediner123 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 6, 2013

Great prompt service. Our server Julian was excellent and very friendly and attentive. will definitely be going back there.

jtbbkb (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 3, 2013

Restaurant was crowded (Friday evening) but we were seated right away with our reservation. Food was very good (as usual) and the service was excellent. Great place to go in Colesville, and we love the 1/2 pitchers of margaritas!!