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Carlos & Lucia's

Avenida Cameron Sabalo #2000 | Golden Zone, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
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Ranked #9 of 217 restaurants in Mazatlan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Great Cuban restaurant toward the north end of the Golden Zone.
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120 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I enjoy this place. Nothing fancy about it, but Carlos is one of the most friendly people I have met. You are never rushed to eat and go. The mix of Cuban and Mexican foods is a nice touch. Carlos always remembers my face and waves to me as I stroll by or when I am at the hotel across... More

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Duluth, MN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Very good food....can't beat the surroundings especially in the evening with the outside seating and bands playing!

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Cd'A, Id.
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Thought the idea of a non-Mexican meal sounded great. The place was packed and we could see that the owner/server was going to be running to get the crowd served. He worked very hard to get everybody fed. That being said, I felt my meal fell shy of my expectations. I ordered barbeque ribs, which were very tasty. However, the... More

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Delta Junction, Alaska
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We sat outside and the cars, trucks and busses rumbled by non-stop but the excellent waiter, mojitos and food kept us distracted from our location! We ordered the Cuban dishes recommended by our fine waiter. The food and drinks were, Mexican style, slow to arrive, so don't go if you are starving but do go! Each of our party of... More

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Leadville, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Really enjoyed eating and drinking here. Ate dinner here several times through out the week we stayed for spring break. Stopped when bar hopping to grab beers to take while we walk to the next place. I really recommend it. Very nice people.

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Edmonton, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The food was good here but not the best we had in Mazatlan. The mojitos are awesome though!! Weonly ate there once.

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Renton, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Good Cuban food, their black bean soup is delish! The pork dish is great. The owners are nice. We have ordered the soup "to go" a couple times, it is that good. We go to Mazatlan twice a year and always have at least one meal here each time we visit.

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Saguatuck, MI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a casual place, good food, inexpensive with good service. We had lunch here, ordering an entree each. The two of us could easily have shared one. The food is nicely spiced, nicely flavored. It’s not in the same category as Topolo, Pancho’s, El Aljibe or others that would be called fine dining. This is basic, casual but good... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

"Come on in, there's no time share presentations here my friends..." This is how my wife and I met Carlos, patriarch of the family run Cuban/Mexican restaurant Carlos & Lucia's. It really is a family affair with Carlos and Lucia and their kids Carlitos and Jacqueline all chipping in to serve you and make this the one place you absolutely... More

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Markham, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Nice little family run friendly place. Your servers will be Carlos, Lucia or their daughter. Food was O K but the service was lacking. No one seemed to be taking charge and we were asked three times by all three if our orders had been taken. Once the crowd dispersed Lucia and her daughter sat at the table and we... More

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