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Joe Caribe Bistro and Cafe

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13470 Lincon Way, Auburn, CA 95603
530-823-5333
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Description: Joe Caribe serves light ethnic food at reasonable prices. Chicken Curry...
Joe Caribe serves light ethnic food at reasonable prices. Chicken Curry Burritos, Fish Tacos and Pork Mojo Sandwiches are some of the offerings. A nice short beer list includes Chimay on tap.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun and flavorful

This was our first time here. The place is very lively and kind of loud but that made it fun. There was a wait so we sat at the counter for dinner. I had the pork ribs and they were fall off the bone amazing. The fish tacos delicious with a cabbage slaw. I recommend stopping here to give it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Greg S
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Sparks, United States
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Sparks, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This was our first time here. The place is very lively and kind of loud but that made it fun. There was a wait so we sat at the counter for dinner. I had the pork ribs and they were fall off the bone amazing. The fish tacos delicious with a cabbage slaw. I recommend stopping here to give it... More 

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Auburn, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We've been periodically getting two fish taco plates to go for several years now. This used to be a treat and was something we looked forward to. Over the past six months (maybe more) the carryout quality has dramatically slipped. Sometimes they forget to put the special sauce on the fish tacos. Sometimes the fish is broiled, sometimes it's fried.... More 

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Auburn, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Joe is a great chef. He has a special touch for jerk spice and his special hot sauce. Nice wine and fun desserts. He does some great specials too. If you're feeling brave, try the greens with coconut milk--really good!

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Auburn, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Their shrimp tacos is fabulous! The flavor incredible! The wait staff is friendly and accommodating. They can get busy on the weekend, so plan accordingly.

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Mountain View, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We usually stop at Lou La Bonte's restaurant in Auburn, but that is no longer possible because Lou's is closed. But we found a good substitute for Lou's just a few doors east. Joe Caribe offers an eclectic menu of caribbean, Cajun, and American food. I had the fish tacos, which includes two tacos, and a big plate of rice... More 

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SACRAMENTO
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is great and dependable and unique, which is the part I like about Joe's. The fish tacos are different and my kind of food with lots of veggies and good fresh fish, grilled or fried to suit you. Other offerings have been excellent as well including black beans, rice and other Latin food entrees. Easy to get to... More 

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West Sedona, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Right off Highway 80, so great for travelers. Good selection of food and drink, and being a vegetarian they have food for me too! You can't go wrong here! Good place to take visitors, friends. Sit by the fireplace if you can (in the cold months). Good friendly service too

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Auburn, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Auburn is blessed to have this establishment ! It fits to locals and Highway 80 travelers... Varied menu with a Mexican/ Carribean flair! Curry dishes, seafood, pork, mix and match... The artichoke and aioli is wonderful ! The best habanero hot sauce ! Great bar and wonderful staff! Sangria is delicious as well!

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Auburn, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visit Joe Caribe's regularly. There are several sections in the building providing a variety of experiences. We prefer to be towards the bar as it is quieter and more intimate. The food is very good with a Cuban influence. It even has a great no meat curry dish that is amazing. Try it; you will like it!

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Janesville, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was next to the hotel I stayed in, a "hop, skip and a jump." I was happy to see shrimp tacos on the menu, and they made me just as happy to eat. I was disappointed that chips and salsa were not part of the deal. . . nearly $3 just to have them on your table. So guess... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13470 Lincon Way, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: 530-823-5333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Description

Joe Caribe serves light ethnic food at reasonable prices. Chicken Curry Burritos, Fish Tacos and Pork Mojo Sandwiches are some of the offerings. A nice short beer list includes Chimay on tap.

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