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Pollos Maria

3055 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2321
+1 760-729-4858
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (27 reviews)
“tacos” (13 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Spanish
3055 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2321
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

My review of 3 years ago is still accurate. The chicken skin is tasty, but the chicken, while cooked well, lacks flavor. The wife had the chicken tostada which she liked, but the tostada shell was rancid. Other than that first bite, she didn't mind...More

Thank bigtyke
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Had an amazing burrito while visiting the office in Carlsbad and was directed to this location for tacos and burritos by friends who live in the area. There are many taco shops to chose from in Carlsbad and this one is good too. I have...More

Thank Kelsdog
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Have driven by this place many times and was uncertain what Mexican chicken was, but there were always a number of people on the patio. Decided to try it and ordered the $6.89 special, 3 chicken flautias w/ rice and beans and drink. . Very...More

Thank johnephilp
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Ordered Chile Relleno combo and was disappointed with it. The Chile Relleno had no kick or bite, the cheese was too funny, and the egg batter could have been cooked longer. We checked out the reviews before going for lunch and unfortunately we were disappointed.

Thank David D
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Always excellent food, but got a very grumpy reception from the manager when I asked for a little sour cream to go with my tacos. He demanded 75¢.

Thank happycamper690
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Pillows Maria is a must stop when we visit Carlsbad! Super casual place but patio with fireplaces are very inviting. Everything on the menu is great but chicken taco salad is a must-have. The owner always insists we try the cheese enchiladas but the chicken...More

Thank SanDiegoCouple2
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This place was so good!!! Finally a place to get the real deal here in SoCal! Clean place, amazing service! I had the 5 rolled tacos which where I'm from are the original "flautas". Super tasty! They have a large menu with all sorts of...More

Thank Shy P
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing quality!! I love love this place! I come down twice a year from Portland to visit and this place is always first on my list. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Marco R
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after seeing people in line each day I drove past. A cute little place, clean, cozy with outdoor and some indoor seating. Their grilled chicken is fabulous, sides and salsa are fresh and delicious. Staff friendly and helpful. Give it a...More

Thank KKellyB
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had been seeking out someplace near Legoland as we headed back up the 5 and Yelp popped up with Pollos Maria so we determined to provide it a strive. three of my children were given youngsters meals (quesadilla) and had been fortuitously surprised with...More

Thank Elsa L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3055 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-4858
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