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Carolina's Mexican Food-The Original

1202 E Mohave St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-5238
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Ranked #105 of 2,604 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Phoenix Arizona
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168 reviews 168 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I'll admit that I haven't eaten at ever Mexican food place in the world. But I've eaten at more than my share of them. I can't tell you how many times I've eaten Carolinas food. We get take out from here for birthdays at work. Everyone has loved it for the past 10+ years we've ordered food from here. Especially... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place was clean and the food and service was good. Not much healthy on the menu which was expected. Place was jam packed. But no Latinos were here which made me wonder.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I have been eating here for 25 years, every time I come to Phoenix. I even drive in from far east in the valley, just to eat here. The tortillas, chorizo, and hot sauce are to die for! Don't let the location or appearance influence you not to try it.

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Reno, Nevada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Don't expect a nice ambience. This place is old and ugly but the food makes this place a 5 star joint for Mexican food. The freshly made flour tortillas are the hall Mark of this little jewel. Carolina's is a favorite among downtown workers and can get very busy during lunch. Hang around to savor the true ambience of real... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Excellent Mexican food. From the outside it doesn't look like anyplace I would try on my own, but the food was amazing. There is nothing thing fancy here, just straight-forward delicious Mexican food. Order cafeteria style and all food comes in styrofoam containers. Yeah u can choose to eat inside(old mismatched fast food tables and booths) or take out. Either... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We have used Carolinas(Mohave location) twice for an event. Both times they have come through. The prices are very reasonable, the service is excellent and the food delicious. You will not find a better value.

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Aurora, Colorado
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128 reviews 128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Quite an interesting and eclectic layout in this cinderblock piece of heaven. Unbelievable how busy they were at 3:00 on a Monday afternoon. They have some of the best tortillas anywhere! Excellent fast food LOOKING menu, with home cooked flavor. Great WWII photos in the back of the shop, and several interesting photos add to the ambiance of the joint.... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is one of those little places that has people lining up to eat there, and we joined the line. Although we don't live in Phoenix any longer, we remember the fabulous green chili burros (which you can't find in Texas!) and award-winning, handmade tortillas. If you're looking for ambience, better keep looking, but if you're looking for fresh, tasty... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

great food at a low price. beats all the big restaurants by far. my favorite red chili burrito enchilada style. umm don't for get the tortillas!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Very old authentic true Mexican food You will be surprised at the quality of everything on the menu including breakfast

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Additional Information about Carolina's Mexican Food-The Original

Address: 1202 E Mohave St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-5238
Phone Number: 602-252-1503
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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