Reviews

***** Chicken Lisa's and Your Mexican Favorites is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, based on 90 reviews!

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    This is our go to place when I can't get dinner ready. Very tasty and they don't scrimp. Their servings are of good size too. We always order to go and I like that you can text your order.

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    I have been to Chicken Lisa's probably 10 times and it is delicious each and every time. Best Carnitas!!

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    Love this place! Food is always fresh and great! Casual but very cute neighborhood restaurant. I wish they would bring back the soup options. They are opening a bar section soon and I can't wait!

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    The Best..Like Home cooking but BETTER !!!

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    Great food and excellent customer service. Love this place!

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    BEST PLACE IN TOWN. .worth the drive since I'm in the middle if the city

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    Excellent food, love the chicken tostada. Small facility, great eat in or take out. Can purchase cerveza at 7-11 to compliment your tasty meal, beer can only be open in the back patio seating area. Very pleasant. healthiest take-out to be found.

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    A regular stop for us. the food never disappoints and always hits the spot.

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    This is a real jewel. We've been enjoying their food and hospitality since they opened. I have used them for catered events at work, and they've always provided beyond expectation. Give this place a try. You won't be sorry and you will come back!
    Cindy, Escondido

  • *****

    Food is great here! It's become a "go to" dinner.

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    We love Chicken Lisa's! Quality and service are definitely a top priority at this place. Lisa and her staff are the sweetest. Thank you for feeding us all the time!
    -Rincon Middle School Staff

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    Our family loves Chicken Lisa's! Food & service is great!

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    We love Chicken Lisa's - our neighborhood go-to restaurant. My family of 5 can always find something they enjoy to eat. The breakfast burrito's are a particular favorite with my kids. I love the Chicken Fajita burrito and my husband enjoys the buffalo chicken fries. The staff is friendly and courteous. Lisa went above and beyond to accommodate a catering order for my place of business over the summer. I highly recommend Chicken Lisa's.

  • *****

    Everything is a little on the greasy side, but it's pretty darn yummy! And a lot of food, it's a good deal. We will definitely be back.

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    The best carnitas I've ever had and I don't mean by a little, extremely the best.

  • *****

    If you are looking for a Great Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Liza’s chicken is what you need! As out-of towners, we stopped at this place on our way back home three years ago coming from San Diego and are so glad we did. We have been thereafter to this restaurant many times over the years. The food is flavorful and authentic. Just try the marinated grilled chicken! Flautas, tacos, carnitas are out of this world. The food is always fresh, properly prepared and a great value for the price. The owners and staff are fun and personable. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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    Excellent service and food!

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    Excellent food and a great atmosphere!

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    Awesome food and always fresh. Great prices. I love this place.

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    Neat location outdoor seating good food

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    If it wasn't for chicken Lisa I think we would starve half the week. Great food great people.

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    I haven't had 1 bad thing here. Food is delicious and the people are always nice.

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    Five big stars. Off the beaten path and tucked into a little mini-mall, but well worth the effort to find. You can tell this place is quality the moment you walk in. It's clean and well-decorated with attention to detail and it also smells wonderful. Friendly employees, too. Another good sign. We tried the taco salad with chicken, the carnitas burrito and the chicken taquitos. Everything was outstanding. Everything was also made to order. You can watch them deep fry the tortilla shell for the taco salad and cook and cut up the roasted chicken while you wait. The carnitas in the burrito were incredibly juicy and flavorful and the tortilla was fresh. The chicken taquitos were enormous and tasted terrific. We ordered a side of chips and those were fresh, too. Even the salsas in the salsa bar were clearly homemade and delicious. This is so, so much more than a taco shop. In fact, it's not a taco shop at all. Aside from the Mexican food items, their strength is likely their roasted chicken dishes which we will try next time. And there will be a next time.

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    Yummy food, great service!

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    Amazing place to eat. Great service & there so friendly. Omg the food don't even get me started with the food, it's spontaneously delicious. You can't stop licking your fingers because of the tasty, yummy food.

  • *****

    Really Great Food And Owner Lisa Is Really Nice !! Ima be eating here more otfen!

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    I come to Chicken Lisa's 2 - 3 times a week all the way from Valley Center that's how good it is . The best chicken and carnitas I have had and healthier option than other fast foods or Mexican food places. I love chicken Lisa's! Good people too, family business..

  • *****

    This place is always good. It can be a bit pricey but it is worth it.

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    We love this place. The food is excellent. It is always fresh. The service is excellent and the employees are polite. The restaurant is always clean and the dcor is nice.

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    This place has deeeelicious food! It's so good! The staff are the nicest people! Great place to eat! I recommend it to anyone!

  • *****

    I go to this place often and I've never been disappointed. Whenever a friend comes to visit me, I take them here for authentic Mexican food and they are very happy. There is no better chicken in Escondido! This last time I ordered the new buffalo chicken fries and they were great. Oh and excellent customer service! If you've never been here, you need to go!

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    The food is so good!

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    This place is great. A healthier (and better in my opinion) version of traditional Mexican food classics. The staff is also extremely friendly which makes this place that much better. Your tummy will not regret coming here. Amazing!

  • *****

    Very nice, clean and friendly. Very different from the typical taco shop. Food is good as well, not knock your socks off amazing but still pretty good. Big fan of the carnitas and the fresh charbroiled chicken. Also they accept mobile payments which is very cool.

  • *****

    LIsa is awesome, the food delicious and their price are very reasonable too! Must try!

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    Stopped in Chicken Lisa's with my husband for lunch. I was super impressed. Not only were the chicken taquitos probably the best I've ever had, but Lisa herself is behind the counter and she's wonderful! The atmosphere is super cozy and inviting. I felt like I was in my mother's kitchen. So if you're looking for excellent food, look no further! Needless to say, my husband and I will be returning very soon. :)

  • *****

    So freakin good. Decent prices. Yes, the chicken everything is good. Hope they survive in this location

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    I read the reviews and since I live near by I took my husband out to lunch. We both loved the food, price and customer service. I had the two piece chicken and my husband had the fries topped with carnitas, yummy on both. You get a good portion of food for your money. A few days later I took my picky sons there and they raved about it. One of my sons had the buffalo chicken fries and he was in heaven. If a restaurant has great food and service, my sons become regulars and now they will be back often and so will My husband and I.

  • *****

    Awesome!!! That's all I can say!! The place is soooo clean and the food is so fresh, I will be a regular for sure from now on!

  • *****

    Just tried this hidden gem for the first time today. Lisa was very friendly. There are lots of places to sit down inside. The California burrito was huge! I also ordered the 8 piece basket with rice, beans, tortillas, chips and salsa. It was an amazing deal. The chicken was so moist and flavorful. Tortillas were soft. Rice was fluffy and the beans were delicious. They have a little salsa bar inside too. I can't wait to come back and give this place business. It's going to be my go to when I want to grab lunch while I'm at work. Thanks for your hospitality Lisa!

  • *****

    I've been stuck in a food rut. So I've been watching for new places to try and this restaurant popped up on Yelp with great reviews and I was pleasantly surprised. The place is cute, clean, and the food was good and came out in a reasonable amount of time. I got the chicken taco salad, which tasted fresh and the chicken was delicious. My boyfriend got a chicken quesadilla, which looked amazing and he said it was really good.

    The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was because the girl at the counter wasn't very friendly and seemed like she didn't want to be there. She didn't greet us when we walked up to the counter(although another worker greeted us when we walked in). We ordered our food and said thanks, and she didn't say anything. She brought out our food, quickly put it on the table and walked away quickly without a word. And when we were leaving we said thanks on our way out but she was on her phone(possibly texting?) and ignored us.
    I'm sure the service is much better than that, so I will definitely be back! I'm sure it was just an off night, we all have those kinds of nights.

  • *****

    Hidden little gem located more behind the strip mall, right across from the salon. One of my customers told me they go so often that they probably pay at least one person's paycheck! I finally got around to trying it last week after so many people telling me I have to go. Very friendly, great customer service, and very helpful! I tried the beef rolled tacos...wow, best I've ever had and they're huge! The guacamole is delish! Highly recommend you order extra because if you're a guac lover, you're gonna want more! The chicken was soooo good!!! Go hungry because they give you a lot of food! And without paying an arm and a leg!

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    I read about this place on Facebook so I thought I would check it out today while I was in North Escondido. Wow, it was amazing. The restaurant is adorable, super clean and has a very friendly staff. I ordered the Chicken Taco Salad and it was delicious! The chicken was juicy and the salad was fresh. What a pleasant surprise. I can't wait to go back.

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    Youll be happy that you came here ... great chicken not dry at all wife loved it and shea a pb

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    Real good chix. Mexican food. Great salsa. I'm so glad I live so close. I'll be coming a lot.

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    Chicken Lisa's is such a great deal, and there's something for everyone. For a quick and yummy meal, we get the 8 piece basket that comes with 8 chicken pieces, beans, rice, tortillas, chips and salsa. Our entire family (2 adults, 2 kids) can eat for about $20. The chicken is always juicy and flavorful, and the beans and rice are also very tasty.

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    This is a great place to eat. Good Food, friendly, and has a neighborhood feel.

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    Great food and always fresh. This is a great place and so nice that it's close to my house.

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    Great food and very large portions! Perfect part of town since there aren't very many eateries on the north end of Escondido, Friendly and attentive staff. Love their fajita burritos, along with their various taco salads. Have recommended to several friends and co-workers. A must try!

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    The food was great! Limited seating, but a lot of people phoned in their orders so that is an option as well. I will definitely be eating there in a future when I'm out and that area.

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    Gotta go here!! Great chicken! Big burritos! Also yummy carnitas! This is now our favorite spot for Mexican food in Escondido!

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    Great hidden gem in Escondido. I love there taco salads! They are huge and I can never eat a whole one. The only request I have is I wish they wouldn't put so much sour cream on it and I wish they gave you more cups for salsa with such a big salad. But I'll still come back! I love to just get a whole chicken and snack on it throughout the week. Great place with great customer service!

  • *****

    i just moved back to escondido after living in honolulu for 3 years. the one place we always frequented was El Pollo Loco! love that place :) my parents told of this new place literally up the street from their house called "Chicken Lisa's." our neighbors owned the post office store thats in the shopping center (idk if its still there) so she recommended CL to my parents. ive only been back for about a month and we have gotten CL's 3 times!

    we get the 8 piece basket every time and its sooooo delicous!!! the food is amazing. idk i might have to say they have El Pollo beat?!

    i am looking forward to trying the other items on the menu. the interior is super cute with chicken stuff all over. the salsa bar is great! the staff is always friendly and helpful. im glad to see new businesses popping up and i hope CL's will stay!

    also can i say location, location, location! for anyone in the escondido hills area or near conway/rincon like me its super convenient. and when im having mexican food cravings i know where to go!

  • *****

    My wife and I love this place. The chicken is phenomenal, and the carnitas are some of the best in town. We've tried most items on the menu and haven't been disappointed once. Definitely recommend the chicken fries (regular or buffalo). Call in your order to beat the line and wait time.

  • *****

    Good clean environment. Food is delicious and the meat is nice and tender. The staff is friendly and outgoing. This place is more than just a taco shop. The burritos are big and most definitely filling. Not a huge place but it fells lie you are eating a home meal.

  • *****

    I had heard good things about this restaurant, and I was in North Escondido, so I tried it. Place is small it was very neat and clean and quiet. Lisa, the owner, greeted me warmly and explained their menu. I got the family dish with chicken, pork, retried beans, potato salad, salsa and chips. I got Dad a chile relleno as well, though he is picky. Got it home. He loved the relleno and guacamole. I tried the tortilla, beans, and a little pork and chicken. It was all above average delicious. I don't even like pork, and these carnitas were delicious. I will be back. They are open seven days.

  • *****

    Very fresh and very good... That's all that needs to be said.
    We are excited to keep exploring the menu. The service has always been great... keep doing what you're doing :)

  • *****

    This is my second time eating at Chicken Lisa's. First time I had a California burrito... Very good. Today, the Chicken Fajita Burrito.... One on the best burritos I have ever had. Excellent flavor!

  • *****

    Love it. It's super close to my house so I was really excited when they opened. Very nice people and good service. Food is amazing.

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    Nice sized portions, and fresh food! The customer service here is beyond amazing! When we left, I told my husband it felt like we had just left a family members house! We aren't from the area, but staying at our timeshare at Welks Resort.

    We had the flautas and taquitos and it was SUPERB! Will definitely be back :)

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    Think of a healthier Albertos with much higher quailty meat. The chicken in particular is the star of the show. Friendly, clean, and fast and they even have some family sized meals. I had one slight dissapointment in the fish burrito, but everything else has been very good.

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    Found this place on Yelp, and I'll start off by saying its a hidden gem in Escondido. Food was fresh and very good. The restaurant is extremely clean. Hands down will never go anywhere else for Mexican food. I can tell this owner loves what she does, thumbs up Lisa! A comment, try serving different salsas and add limes or lemons in the salsa bar.

  • *****

    So gooooooood. This place is fantastic. The food is always delicious, the staff is always super friendly, and there is always parking. Check out the pictures of the taco salad bowl and buffalo chicken fries. This is one of my top 3 for sure.

  • *****

    I had lunch at Chicken Lisa's today. Lisa served at the counter. On the scales Charming Lisa is a 10. I had a distinct sense that Ms. Lisa keeps quality control over all food and service. Ordering was easy for me. I had tried a tasty chicken dinner before, but on reading Yelp reviews I ordered the Carnitas plate. The Carrots were the best ever. Like having dessert before food. Every item was artfully arranged, the tortillas were so hot you had to do a finger dance, freshly cooked pinto beans Mexican style which won me, light rice, generous portions of guacamole, a slice of red ripe tomato, and Orange Bang.

    I am a Carnitas lover-and Lisa's are peerless. Best in the County.

    The place was spotless, both owners working, and you could tell they cultivated discerning eaters such as moi.

    I read other reviews, and could do no less than gush about the experience. It's behind the Round Table. It's not easy to find, so pay attention.

    Oh yeah. I walked out of the crowded place and forgot my iPhone 6 Plus with bookoo photos and data among my soiled dishes. Eagle-eye Lisa spotted and rescued it. She made informed suggestions about using iCloud which I heeded.
    Y
    I am a new regular. I received no promise or compensation for these kudos.

  • *****

    Bestest, tastiest and freshest! Great food!I'll be back! Everyone should come and eat here!

  • *****

    My coworkers and I order lunch from here at least twice a month. My favorites are the carnitas taco salad and the two piece chicken meal with corn salad (SO good) and either black beans or fries. If I'm feeling especially hungry, I grab a bag of the cinnamon crisps. Everything I've tried here is delicious, and the people are super nice.

    Just a tip, if you're calling in multiple orders and will be paying separately, make sure to mention it on the phone, so they input the orders individually. It's difficult for them to separate the orders, if they were all placed as one.

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    Excellent!!!

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    Fantastic food. Awesome employees. Best chicken.

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    Amazing food and very friendly service!

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    Best food hands down....Carnitas are amazing. ..And don't forget the all WONDERFUL lisa

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    Excellent food, great service from an owner who cares and gets to know her customers, and affordable!

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    We live this place!!

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    Glad I found this place today. Great food at a reasonable price with very friendly service!

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    Food was a amazing. Service was quick. And it happens to be right down the street from me. I can easily walk there.

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    Delicious!

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    The best chicken in Fort Worth

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    One of the cheapest and best chicken place around Fort Worth.

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    Nice and good food

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    Good food. Reasonable price, great service and clean

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    I was skeptical considering this place was in a gas station. I must say that Lisa's was the best $5 two piece combo I've had in a while!! The pieces are fairly large, almost like church's, but it taste much better.

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    It was fresh and taste so good. I'll be going back today

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    Great place!! Good food! Love it!

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    I love lisas chicken it's good and cheaper then most other places

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