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Pollos Maria

3055 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2321
+1 760-729-4858
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (15 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Spanish
3055 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2321
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great food but loud music that staff refuses to turn down. Spoons are not accessible but must be requested and frequently staff forgets the spoon! I have eaten here since 1992!!!!

Thank HelmetHead
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We come here often and the food is always delicious . It's a casual setting with indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy !!!!

Thank T L
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Pollos Maria is frequented by locals and is consistently a good meal. Very casual (no service), but plenty of outdoor seating. It's family owned and run.

Thank Billb1375
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
  • E-mail
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