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Carlos & Lucia's

Avenida Cameron Sabalo #2000 | Golden Zone, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
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Ranked #14 of 225 restaurants in Mazatlan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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125 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had eaten here 15 or so years ago at their old location, but for some reason had not returned over the years. This year we went for dinner, as well as returning for breakfast the next day. We were the only customers during this "low season" for Gringo visitors, which meant we got lots of good stories and information... More

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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This restaurant is farther down the road from the cluster of tourist restaurants and I hope it doesn't hurt their business. Carlos was there and was such a gracious host. He was very personable and took care of us the whole time. The mojitos were big - only drawback was the mint was in small pieces and tended to get... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is small cozy restaurant, towards the end of the hotel zona in Mazatlan. The food was good but what impressed me the most was the mojitos. I have never had a better mojito before. It was so delicious and refreshing. The owner is very friendly and had a nice chat with us. The only thing to pay attention is... More

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Kearney, Nebraska
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This was our third trip to Mazatlan, staying at El Cid Marina this time. We spent out last dinner here based on other TripAdvisor reviews, and we were not disappointed. They do not accept credit cards; cash only. Fortunately, we had pesos on us; they probably wouldn't take dollars, but I don't know that for sure. We visited on May... More

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Spokane, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were given information regarding this restaurant from Senor Frogs and so we decided to have breakfast there the next morning. the food was good but the service was extremely slow. I would go again and just allow for more time

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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

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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