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Carolina's Mexican Food-The Original

1202 E Mohave St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-5238
602-252-1503
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Ranked #117 of 2,560 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Carolina's is one of my favorites. I love the bean potato and cheese burrito and the red machaca burrito. The meat is so flavorful and the tortillas are always fresh! The salsa is good too. It doesn't look like much from the outside and the inside follows suite. However the food is great. Simple, great tasting Mexican food.

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Edwards, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It lives up to the "best of" hype. Chorizo and machaca breakfast burritos were tested. Both were excellent - flavorful and the machaca was something I had never tried before. The location is within minutes of the airport.

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Avondale, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The home made hot, buttered flour tortillas are AMAZING! The combination plates are the best buy for your money. You get a lot of food for a resonable price. The food is fresh, authentic Mexican Food! *NOTE: call your order in and get it to go! This will saving you waiting in LONG lines! This resturant experiences very HIGH CUSTOMER... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I am trying to not be biased here, simply because my only experiences with mexican food are fusion restaurants, so I do admin I've never had real mexican food. The place is a hole in the wall and to be honest I felt I could have got stabbed from one moment to another since the area doesn't look exactly tourist... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

When I curbside checked my bag at the Atlanta airport, the gentleman ask me were I was going. I told him Phoenix Az. He said he was from Phoenix. He recommended me to Carolina's Mexican. He was right, it was some of the most Authentic Mexican food I have tasted. I ordered the No. 1 (one taco and enchilada ).... More

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We are 20 miles from Carolina's but we seem to find our selves there a couple times a month. The place is not fancy but the food is great. Make sure to try different things they are all good, make sure and order a buttered tortilla . Bring cash because there are times the debit machine is not working. One... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

this is the type of burritos I remember from spending time near the mexican border in the 70's. freshly-made tortillas (not the rubbery kind that the typical fast food place uses), fresh ingredients, amazing salsa verde. decor is basic concrete floors but do not let that dissuade you .. great, real mexican food in a simple setting

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Sacramento, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

If your idea of great Mexican food is your local Mexican chain at the mall, do not go here! But if your looking for a mild culinary adventure, maybe just a little out of your comfort zone than this place is for you. The area is a bit sketchy and the building seems somewhat dubious but we felt perfectly safe... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

You wouldn't think it would be hard to find great Mexican food in Arizona, but it can be. Carolina's has some of the best Mexican food. It is authentic, and inexpensive. The location on Mohave can seem a bit scary if you have never been there. It's definitely not in a good neighborhood. You can relax though, I've been there... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I ordered a machaca burrito to go over the weekend. The tortilla was homemade, fresh, and perfect in every way. The machaca, or beef, was seasoned just right, cooked to perfection, and shredded how I like it. The only thing I didn't like was how long I had to wait for my food, but it's a good thing to see... More

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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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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