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Pollo Campero Restaurant Coming to the Station

Menu features Guatemalan favorites.

A selection from the Pollo Compero menu.
A selection from the Pollo Compero menu.
A new restaurant is coming to Huntington Station, opening in December at 1805 New York Ave., next door to a Domino's Pizza place. Patch recently interviewed a restaurant spokeswoman.

Tell us about Pollo Campero
Pollo Campero is the world’s largest Latin chicken restaurant chain. It started as a small family-owned business in Guatemala in 1971. In 2002, the first Pollo Campero location opened in Los Angeles and since then more than 50 locations have opened across the United States.  Pollo Campero means country chicken.
 
Where are most of your restaurants located?
The family-owned company operates more than 400 restaurants in 12 countries around the world. Most of our U.S. restaurants are located in the Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. markets, but we have many other locations across the United States with plans for further expansion. Fans can also find us in Bay Shore, Hempstead and Corona. 

What's your specialty---chicken, of course, but what else?
Our chicken is loved by millions of customers around the world. We give our customers an authentic taste of home with a wide selection of Central American-inspired dishes made with Pollo Campero’s proprietary blend of herbs and spices, which were created when we opened our first restaurant in 1971. To complement our grilled and fried chicken, we serve a wide selection of Latin American sides like yucca fries, sweet plantains, black beans and Campero rice. To please a wide variety of taste buds, we also serve chicken bowls.

When do you plan to open?
We expect to open on Dec. 10, at 1805 New York Ave, Huntington Station, N.Y. 11746. Hours of operations will be Sunday through Thursday 10a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. We expect to bring about 25 new jobs to the Huntington Station community. 

What else would you like to say?
“We are very excited to bring our authentic Latin American fried and grilled chicken to our fans in Huntington Station. We look forward to transporting our guests back home through our food while helping them create new memories in the Huntington Station community,” said Lisken Kastalanych, vice president of marketing at Campero USA Corp.
Turtle November 29, 2013 at 08:11 AM
Another Spanish restaurant. Very exciting That's something different for Huntington Station. ; (
Six Pack December 01, 2013 at 07:40 PM
Absolute nonsense. This town is turning into little Havana
Ann Darcy December 01, 2013 at 07:56 PM
I look forward to trying the non-meat items on the menu esp. the yucca fries. Sounds really delicious. It is a hard parking lot to get in and out of though, you have to be really motivated.
Turtle December 01, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Need to make an exit plan to sell in a few years. This is no longer a town I want to live in. Very sad
Six Pack December 01, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Ann. Don't worry. Just wait until this president gives them all drivers licenses. 110 will be a parking lot.
CAPICU December 03, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Looks yummy! .............I'm definitely going. if you are a racist and afraid of chickens, beans and tortillas please order Pizza from Domino's instead.
Six Pack December 03, 2013 at 04:02 PM
I am certainly not a racist. I just dislike what huntington has become and is becoming. To many illegals. Another bodega, another sign in Spanish, gangs, and everything else that goes along with it.
JDS December 03, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Certainly not a racist? i think you have fooled everyone here. I cant even begin to address what is wrong with everything you have said but here are a few things to consider. every SINGLE restuarant you frequent, every deli, pizzeria,grocery store what have you, has illegal AND legal immigrants working there. These people work extremely hard and dare I say HARDER then you because they dont have the same luxuries you do as a born citizen of this great nation. they have to work harder because they have no other choice. these people work at these places and they do all the crappy things you take for granted. drive down 110 on an early weekend morning they are walking to the mall or to the village. We need these "illegals" and unfortunately that comes with some unpleasantries. things change and what Huntington has to do is ADAPT and change with the times just like every other generation has. We have a thriving resturant and bar scene(that is putting Huntington on the map) and that wouldnt be possible without these "illegals" Let us not forget that this article is about a new resturant opening up in the huntington station area- when you make it a race and immigrant issue, you cant say you arent a racist. If you cant adapt Ed, the change will go on without.
JDS December 03, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Also im not sure if you know but Havana is in Cuba and I can tell you few or none of the new huntington station residents are Cuban :)
Turtle December 04, 2013 at 10:58 AM
JDS - just curious, are you a homeowner in Huntington Station? Reason I ask is because, as a homeowner, I can relate to Ed's frustration. It's not racism it's frustration. We pay such high property taxes to live in a town that isn't ours anymore. It's not even fairly divided. Majority of our HUGE tax bill are school taxes. The more illegals that move in to our town w their children that get a free USA education , the more our taxes increase. Also, you can't even drive down depot road or NY Ave to go to CVS or the dry cleaners without 100 men lining the streets and sitting on the curbs out front. A friend of mine drives a truck and when she pulled in to pick up her dry cleaning next to Community market, her car was surrounded. It doesn't bode well for town pride.
JDS December 04, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Turtle- i think its a pretty fair assumption to make that most of the people on the huntington patch are a part of huntington in some way and i am indeed a home owner. I think we can all agree that what is happening in the community surrounding the station is not fun for anyone but if you and Ed want to be taken seriously. Stop making it an illegals race issue. when i read those comments its hard for me to agree or take you seriously because its all hate and negativity. Im so tired of all these complaints all the time on message boards and facebook.(you must realize you sound like crotchety old men) do something productive about it. you want change? go get it. This isnt going to stop. Huntington is a very appealing place that is very central and has plenty of amenities, unfortunately for us natives to the station that is also true for immigrants. its part of life. its the evolution of society- no one said evolution was pretty. Taxes on Long island are insane every where. its a price we pay to live here. sometimes fried chicken is just fried chicken
Six Pack December 05, 2013 at 12:03 PM
You can't compare these immigrants to the ones of the past. The third thing my grandparents did after finding a job and a place to live was to learn the language. If you learn the language it opens many employment doors. My parents were not allowed to talk in their parents language. Now the kids translate for their parents. I pay school taxes so their children can go for free. I guess that's the way it goes. Thanks Turtle. I'm not a racist. Just frustrated that my wife can't drive down Pulaski road near 110 and not get harassed by these hard working non tax paying non English speaking people. Guess that's another conversation for another day.
JDS December 05, 2013 at 12:19 PM
hahaha im sorry not just Racist also ignorant. Its really sad that your parents cant speak their native language of mars, im sure its beautiful. But since you only speak one language it allows you time to troll the internet.
CAPICU December 05, 2013 at 02:31 PM
You can view the menu online .Please copy and paste the following link to your web browser. http://www.campero.com/menu.aspx .......Thankfully, for all unilingual Huntingtonians the menu is in English! Awesome!
G December 06, 2013 at 02:40 PM
Make those chickens speak English, damnit! I refuse to eat foreign chicken.
G December 06, 2013 at 02:44 PM
All kidding aside, there's nothing wrong with having Hispanics in Huntington Station. It's Hispanic gangs in Huntington Station that would be a huge problem. This article explains how Hispanic gangs and the drug trade have made one city in Honduras the murder capital of THE WORLD! http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/honduras_07-30.html
CAPICU December 06, 2013 at 03:30 PM
G- Your first comment is funny and I like :) Howeeeeeever....that second comment? Big G... Were you hanging out with English speaking chickens for lunch?
Jack Burton January 14, 2014 at 01:38 PM
best chicken I ever had in my life. The colonel at KFC better look into making burgers. VIVA POLLO CAMOPERO

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