We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2,572 Phoenix Restaurants

Carolina's Mexican Food-The Original

1202 E Mohave St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-5238
602-252-1503
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #114 of 2,572 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Write a Review

152 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    78
    48
    14
    4
    8
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aurora, Colorado
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glendale, Arizona
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edwards, Colorado
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Avondale, Arizona
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Carolina's Mexican Food-The Original also viewed

 
Phoenix, Central Arizona
 

Been to Carolina's Mexican Food-The Original? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing