Every neighborhood must have a local Mexican food place. When I moved to Escondido 3 years ago I could not have been happier after I tried Chicken Lisa's. It's my once a week Mexican place. The food is authentic, delicious, and abundant. the staff are very nice and helpful. I look forward to dining in again once we safely can. They've made proper safety changes since covid and I can't wait to eat in again, not only is the food delicious but the decor is super cute, lots of chickens of course.
Great food made with fresh ingredients. Definitely a hidden gem in Escondido. Every time we go here the staff are always so friendly and make you feel welcome.
The food was absolutely amazing. The green salsa was perfection. And the owner was very nice and even listened to my middle son's little jokes. :)g
Everything was great but the carnitas were the best. I'm not a biggest carnitas fan but these won me over. Crispy and delicious. The Chipotle fries were also very good.
First time there, the food was good. I had take out, but the restaurant is really cute inside and the lady was very polite and made me feel welcomed. I would definitely go again and try their buffalo fries, they looked so good. I had a carnitas burrito, my daughter had a California burrito and my son had a bean and cheese burrito. I also bought some real tasty and fresh churros made when I ordered them.
I think the food here is solid. Nothing awesome about it but it's all good food.
We ordered for take out and food was ready in the estimated time. The kids chicken and rice plate was tasty. Kind of plain with just chicken and rice. I wish places would add more veggies to meals like this. A side of steamed broccoli would have made the dish.
Carne asada burrito was also tasty. Not the best one I've tried but everything was fresh and the added beans were a nice touch.
Buffalo chicken fries were also good but a bit dry when you get down to the fries. A side of the sauce and ranch would've made that perfect.
Fish tacos were also on the dry side. Very light on the white sauce but had good flavor.
I'd come back and try the other items on the menu because they do have good food.
After a 5 mile run a few days ago, I was absolutely starving. Being the absolute brain child that I am, I forgot to defrost a chicken breast so my options for dinner were limited, and not healthy. I've been supporting a few of my favorite local restaurants during this Covid mess, but I was craving something new, something different.
I found Chicken Lisa's after searching for "Chicken" and filtering past the fast food chains. I called and the girl was friendly. I told her I haven't been there before and asked for a recommendation. I took her suggestion which was the 1/2 chicken meal with rice and beans as my side.
The first thing I'll tell you is I do not have a sophisticated set of taste buds. In fact, I only know two spices, Old Bay, and NOT Old Bay. ( Yes, I'm from Maryland) whatever NOT Old Bay spice they used was very good. You could really pick it up in the white meat. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection. The rice and beans were good, and I like how the tortillas as like the street taco size and not super-sized burrito size.
I highly recommend this place, especially now since it is a small business and not a chain. Times like these are when small businesses need our support the most.