Pollos A La Brasa Mr. Pollo Comes To College Point
The savory, robust flavors of rotisserie roasted chicken and Colombian cuisine are now available in College Point at Pollos a la Brasa Mr. Pollo. Sigifredo Camargo, who runs a successful chain of family restaurants, has partnered with Oscar David to bring the most flavorful chicken and hearty cuisine to this quiet hamlet on the northern tip of Queens. At all of Camargo’s restaurants, the emphasis is on freshly prepared food, served in very generous portions, at prices so reasonable, the whole family can enjoy a meal out together. Pollos a la Brasa Mr. Pollo is no exception. This shiny, clean eatery has a festive, tropical ambiance, thanks to brightly painted walls decorated with handcrafts and oil paintings from Colombia. Families and friends of all ages and backgrounds are made to feel very welcome here as the courteous staff caters to every need. Enjoy an ice-cold beer, a glass of wine or soft drink while you decide on your meal.
Pollos A La Brasa Mr. Pollo is famous for its marinated, rotisserie roasted chicken, which simply falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. The special marinade is a closely guarded secret and will keep you coming back for more. Enjoy a quarter of a chicken off the spit, served with a healthy salad topped with fresh slices of avocado, chicken soup, Spanish rice and French fries, all for $6.50. Better yet, take a whole chicken home with you and feed the whole family for $7. If you prefer, Pollos a la Brasa Mr. Pollo will even deliver to your home or office.
Take advantage of incredibly priced lunch specials Monday to Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For just $5.95, enjoy chicken marsala on Monday, grilled pork chops on Tuesday, a whole fried trout on Wednesday, and T-bone steak on Friday, just to name a few. The low price includes a generous helping of rice and beans. Fresh fruit juices make a great accompanying beverage.
If you enjoy grilled meats, you must try the bandeja Mario, a combination platter of salad, grilled steak, a quarter chicken, pork loin, beans and rice and a homemade corn cake, called arepa, all for $14.95. This is a great way to sample many typical dishes at once. Another popular entrée is entrana, or grilled skirt steak, cooked to order and served with a crunchy salad, rice and savory beans. A grilled sirloin steak with sides is just $14.95.
There are lots of seafood dishes, such as the shrimp with rice dish, a dozen plump, grilled shrimp around a mound of saffron-infused rice and veggies ($13.45). Shrimp in garlic sauce and golden, breaded shrimp are also among the choices. Another seafood specialty worth trying is the seafood cazuela, which combines lobster, crab, shrimp and clams in a light and flavorful cream sauce that is delicious with white rice. Fried porgy or snapper are also popular, as is the golden fried flounder.
Colombian food is not hot and spicy, just flavorful. However, fiery hot grilled jalapeno chilis are available on the side. Pollos a la Brasa Mr. Pollo also offers terrific homemade salsa.
Finish your meal with a sweetener such as the light and creamy flan, a traditional custard dessert, or sweet figs with Colombian cheese. A rich cup of Colombian coffee is also a must.
Pollos a la Brasa Mr. Pollo is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m and 24 hours on weekends. For breakfast, try the scrambled eggs with melted cheese and corn cakes, or steak and eggs. They will quickly deliver to your home or office, or stop by and pick up an order on your way home from work.
One visit to Pollos a la Brasa Mr. Pollo is not enough to sample all the tasty dishes. At prices so affordable, you’ll come back again and again for the freshly prepared Colombian food, served with a smile in a very pleasant setting.
Pollos a la Brasa
College Point Blvd.