Poco Loco Mexican Restaurant
Poco Loco has closed as those of us who used to frequent the restaurant can attest. Service and food sort of went down hill for the last couple of years which was unfortunate. A proposal to open a second restaurant at the former site of Poco Loco by the owners of the Kyma restaurant, located opposite the old Poco Loco site, ran into resident opposition at the Village of Roslyn’s Board of Zoning Appeals in April 2016. According to a news article, Jeff Blank, a partner in an Ameriprise Financial franchise in a building located next to the former Mexican restaurant at 1431 Old Northern Blvd., said another restaurant would exacerbate existing parking problems in the area. Further studies were required to assess the traffic / parking issues the local residents were concerned about. Since I've moved to Manhattan I have lots of options for great Mexican fare and will not miss Poco Loco, but my folks who still live out on Long Island and remember the restaurant in its heyday do miss it. Last week I had an incident with my take home Mexican meal that was initially traumatic but has since worked out to be ok. I had ordered take out from Frida's on the Upper West Side for a group of friends. We set up a buffet in my living room and had just sat down to eat our bountifully filled plates when my cat and dog decided to play "Catch Me if You can". The cat jumped up on the buffet table and knocked over the salsa and bowl of guacamole which went splattering all over the wall to wall carpet under the table. What a mess. While some friends helped clean up the mess, I did a Google search for local NYC carpet cleaner and lucked out finding My Home Carpet & Upholstery Care. I liked the fact that they use hypoallergenic cleaning products and that the solutions they use are environmentally friendly. They also use an antimicrobial/deodorizing treatment that eliminates unwanted odors. The arrived the next day and did a fantastic job. Next time I have friends over for some of Frida's great Mexican food, the animals will be regulated to the spare bedroom.
Meanwhile peruse the menus and take a nostalgic trip back to when Poco Loco was the place to go on Long Island for tasty Mexican food.
Discover one of Long Island's Best Kept Secrets! Located in the beautiful village of Roslyn, Poco Loco has been serving its' residents for 20 years. We feature a reasonably priced menu of authentic Mexican dining, accompanied by our outstanding margaritas! We have weekly specials, and prompt lunch service, to get you back to the office on time. Join us for Happy hour Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm for half priced drinks. Don't forget to take advantage of our patio area for your outside dining pleasure. Sports fans, please stop by the bar and enjoy the game on our flat screen TV. We offer take out service, and are happy to host your catering events.
- Monday – Thursday
- 12pm – 10pm
- Friday and Saturday
- 12pm – 10:30pm
- 2pm – 8:30pm
Poco Loco Mexican Restaurant
1431 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576 | P: 516.621.5626 | F: 516.621.5628