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Carolinas Mexican Food

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9030 W Peoria Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345-6406
623-487-1400
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Well recommended

My recommendation to try Carolinas came from a reliable east-LA source. While the atmosphere is virtually nonexistent and there is no beer available which led to this getting a four-star rather than five star rating the food is really good. It's the real deal Mexican in this part of Phoenix. Give... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Howard S
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My recommendation to try Carolinas came from a reliable east-LA source. While the atmosphere is virtually nonexistent and there is no beer available which led to this getting a four-star rather than five star rating the food is really good. It's the real deal Mexican in this part of Phoenix. Give it a shot.

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Thank Howard S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Best Mexican food in the valley....instantly fell in love with the tamales in one bite. Our first time to The restaurant and we'll be going back in a few days. My wife and son had the enchiladas raved how delicious they were. And we got an side taco with carne asada and again the food is on point. The place... More 

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Thank Redbullx2
Goodyear, Arizona
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

They never fail to deliver great classic food. The very best tortillas in Phoenix. I always get the Red Chile Burro. The flavor is so rich. The machaca tacos are incredible. Always packed, so be patient.

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Thank alrog4
Oxnard
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Can only say great things about this place. Probably one of the best burritos. Fresh flour tortillas burritos. Great tasting food.3 locations in the Phoenix area. You can buy tortillas to go. I do recommend if you will be eating a late breakfast phone your order in.. We had to wait 30 min but it was worth the wait. Food... More 

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Thank getfit805
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

I only purchased tortillas so that is all I can address. I went on Saturday at 1pm and it was packed. The line moved quickly and the employees hustled which I really appreciate at any restaurant. I saw at least 12 employees in the back working and they never stopped. The plain tortillas are fabulous - the best tortilla I... More 

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Thank DennisandTammy
Glendale, Arizona
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Great tortillas and good red chili spicy and hot. you have to get a dozen love their salsa and chips can.t get enough.

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Thank Leonard C
Glendale, Arizona
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place makes the best homemade tortillas. The rest of their food is great and always busy during breakfast and dinner.

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Thank DougJ602
Glendale, Arizona
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

End of story. My kids think that a dozen tortillas only comes 11 to a bag. If you don't eat one on the way home while it's still warm...then you might not have a pulse.

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Thank Michael W
Peoria, Arizona
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

The guacamole was excellent! I had a machaca burrito that was very tasty and not very spicy. For you germaphobes out there (me included) the utensils are each individually wrapped in plastic. Not a fancy place by any stretch of the imagination, but I would go there again for a quick, tasty meal.

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Thank EricS122
Peoria, Arizona
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Horrible lunch at Carolina's today. The chips were stuck together with LARD. My tamale was the worst I've ever had anywhere. Reeked of LARD and super greasy. One bite confirmed that it was inedible. Disgusting! I wish there were ratings lower than Terrible, because Terrible seems too good for what we got. The building was clean though.

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Thank Rafael6767

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9030 W Peoria Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345-6406
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: 623-487-1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?