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Pollos Maria

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125 Old Grove Rd, Oceanside, CA 92057-1215
(760) 435-9071
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Carlsbad, California, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our go to place for good Mexican food. Pork street tacos to die for. Family meal not only delicious but priced right. We crave Pollos Maria.

Thank Marcia C
verde valley
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347 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wow - where do i start? this is a 2-for-1 review since i ate there twice. 1) started out with a breakfast burrito - and i have to say this was one of the best i have ever had, and i lived several years in New Mexico too, so i speak with much experience. 2) tonight, i had the chili... More 

Thank arizona-mark
Bonsall, California
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Pollos Maria has been a Carlsbad standard for years. Now the new location in Oceanside is even more convenient for us. The décor is cozy and fun. They have outside patio dining... and the beer is ice cold. We've tried most of the menu and never had a bad meal here.

Thank tpguess
Oceanside, California
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorites. Delicious Mexican food at reasonable prices. Love their enchiladas and soft shell tacos. Guacamole and chips are the best.

Thank Doc_Dern
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This place is close to our home and has very good food. I usually get a breakfast burrito but their chicken is also tasty. They have a fresh salsa bar that has some good choices to meet your flavor profile. It is a bit more expensive than other places but it is worth it!

Thank K-C-Bergie
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great little place. There's also one in Carlsbad. Wonderful chicken. Try their small (regular) chicken tostado. More than a meal! It's huge and the price can't be beat.

Thank scarter356
San Diego, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We go to Pollos Maria about once a week. It is our favorite Mexican food restaurant. The chicken tacos have deep fried shells with a large amount of chicken. The best we've found in San Diego and we've eaten at a lot of Mexican places. The chicken quesadilla is filled with cheese and chicken. No skimping here. Chips are extra.... More 

Thank SanDiegoNorth
San Marcos, California
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

The family meal is a good deal , comes with a whole chicken rice beans and tortillas. There Mexican food is tasty as well. Service is friendly they also have some deserts worth a try

Thank 7andersons
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We love their chicken, beans, and rice. Once When I was I'll I tried their soup, loved it. I will be eating that again, even when I'm not sick. They're friendly and the food is great.

Thank Leticia G
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Best tasting "pollo" in the area. The herbs andspices used for chicken really added that authentic mexican pollo taste! The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The price was very reasonable considering the area is located in. Loved the chicken soup!

1 Thank Merlyn R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 125 Old Grove Rd, Oceanside, CA 92057-1215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: (760) 435-9071

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?