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Pollos Maria

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3055 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2321
+1 760-729-4858
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (13 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
3055 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2321
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered a meal that included half a chicken, with tortillas, rice and beans, big enough to split. Chicken nicely cooked, crispy skin, could have used a bit more seasoning. Chips were thin and crisp, salsa bar give you several choices. Fast counter service. Cute...More

Thank kay k
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Pollos Maria is run like a family restaurant. Pollo is Spanish for chicken, and that is the specialty of the house: grilled chicken. I usually get the #4, but, all their fare is good. My wife likes the enchiladas. Best pickled carrots anywhere! There's no...More

Thank john d
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

This place is such an iconic Carlsbad gem! It's a little house that's been renovated to a great restaurant! Nice patio outside to enjoy the day, great salsa bar and delicious Mexican! You can do the chicken dinner with all the sides to split or...More

Thank bballwey
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

We hit this spot after a full morning at the beach. Off the beaten path but worth the stop. Great chicken plates and tacos. Quick service and good price.

Thank Tia E
Reviewed November 10, 2017

There are many, many restaurants in the Carlsbad area with varied themes, menus, pricing, and cuisine. I absolutely love this place for take-out orders due to the small inside eating area available. There is patio area if you like to enjoy your meal outside on...More

Thank Wallytheplumber30
Reviewed August 20, 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 July 25, 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 July 10, 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 June 6, 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 June 4, 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
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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
Kids, Families with children
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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