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Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant

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29669 State Highway 181, Daphne, AL 36526-9587
251-625-3300
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Americanized Mexican food...Great guacamole!

The chips we're hot, thin and salty. The salsa was average. The guacamole was awesome! When we received the guacamole, I was a little leery. There were no tomatoes, onions, cilantro or seasonings to be seen. However, as soon as you tasted it, all doubt's disappeared. I could have made a meal of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

One of the best Mexican Restaurants in the area. I always enjoy the live music and the fast service they give. Delicious salsa and cheese dip!!

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Robertsdale, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great food!! Friendly staff! Service was very good. Went with a bunch of friends and they were great to accommodate us!

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Freeport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I had the Chicken Quesadilla and a Large Lime Margarita. They also brought chips and salsa to the table. The food was good, the service was good and the margarita was the biggest I have ever seen.

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Silverhill, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have visited con Carlos at least once a month for about 2 years now. They always seem to have consistent food. I have ordered many things on the menu and all seem to have a very good taste. I especially like the Nachos!

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Spanish Fort
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We usually eat on Friday evenings and the food is pretty good. Of course, as with any eatery, depends on the waiters, cooks on duty etc. Fajitas Taxanas is really good with the beef, chicken and shrimp mixed in. However, I take issue with their 'foil covered' tortillias. Their sister rest. , El Rancho in Daphne on hywy 98 across... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The chips we're hot, thin and salty. The salsa was average. The guacamole was awesome! When we received the guacamole, I was a little leery. There were no tomatoes, onions, cilantro or seasonings to be seen. However, as soon as you tasted it, all doubt's disappeared. I could have made a meal of just the chips and guacamole! I ordered... More 

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Daphne, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Lets face it folks, Daphne, AL and it's neighboring cities are not known for their Mexican food. Having lived in San Diego and ATL, where authentic and Americanized, great Mexican food eateries are abundant, I know what good Americanized Mexican food tastes like and the choices around here are very limited. Some of the Mexican food restaurants around here are... More 

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Loxley, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We have eaten there before and meal etc. was always good. Today because of a time factor we did take out. Meal was terrible. Chicken quesadilla had very little chicken. Could have put chicken in a table spoon. Guacamole was so hot none of us ( adults )could eat it so we removed it from the children's plates. I made... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our experience was great except for having to listen to a nearby waiter...not sure how his guests sat through the meal. One couple in his section got up and left as soon as they saw that he was their server. At one point we even heard him tell one group of guests a riddle that started with "What's the difference... More 

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Millbrook, Alabama, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I have eaten at Don Carols several times. I recently ate there with several friends. The chips and salsa are always good. I usually get the been enchiladas with rice. The food is very good. The service is very good also. I always enjoy going back to Don Carlos.

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Address: 29669 State Highway 181, Daphne, AL 36526-9587
Phone Number: 251-625-3300
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Daphne
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: 29669 State Highway 181, Daphne, AL 36526-9587
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Daphne
  • Phone Number: 251-625-3300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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