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Pollos Maria

3055 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2321
+1 760-729-4858
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (13 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00 Hours
Mexican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
3055 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2321
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is not very visible, but just off Carlsbad Village drive. Excellent rotisserie chicken and dishes. Great burritos also, if you like them the size of the end of a baseball bat. Good self serve salsa bar and they have horchata (Mexican drink made...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 28 January 2018

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 4 January 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 30 December 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 14 November 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 10 November 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 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 26 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
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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
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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