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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%
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“tacos” (14 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Spanish
3055 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2321
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 21 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 11 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 7 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 3 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
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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, Child-friendly
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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