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125 Old Grove Rd, Oceanside, CA 92057-1215
+1 760-435-9071
09:00 - 21:00
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Riverside, California
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1,068 reviews
668 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first trip to this restaurant. We were greeted by a very helpful and friendly manager. He explained the menu and made suggestions for dishes. We enjoyed an excellent breakfast. The manager and waitress checked to make sure we we happy with the food and service. Great salsa bar.

Thank Chuck8700
Oceanside, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Tasty dishes, reasonable prices and a good variety of family favorite dishes. The salsa is really good and my favorite is their fish tacos but of course the chicken is great too!

Thank valerie m
Oceanside, California
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Although the name is Pollos Maria (Maria's Chicken), I call it 'Pescado's Maria" because they have THE best fish tacos I've ever had! You can have them grilled (Mahi Mahi) or deep fried (Pollack). Although I normally opt for the healthier option, here I go for the gold, and get the deep fried version. Hot, crunch, huge piece of fish,... More 

Thank Padycake
Carlsbad, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2016

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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424 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 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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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 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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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 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
Reviewed 6 January 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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: 125 Old Grove Rd, Oceanside, CA 92057-1215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 760-435-9071

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