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Carlos O'brien's Mexican Food

1133 E Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020-4119 (North Mountain)
(602) 997-2871
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Ranked #235 of 2,563 restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: North Mountain
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72% Recommend
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Tacoma, WA
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138 reviews 138 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate lunch at the new Carlos O'brien's location in Avondale. The restaurant was clean and service was quick and friendly - just like it should be for lunch on a weekday. What I liked about lunch was that we still got huge portions but for a cheaper price. I especially liked the warm thin crispy chips with 2 different... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stopped here for dinner one night while on vacation in Phoenix. The atmosphere was average at best. Food was really good. Service was horrible. Two of my pet peeves when eating out is having to wait a long time for drink refills and the bill. We had to wait a very long time for both. The waitress wasn't rude... More

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Erie, PA
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This place is very inexpensive, tasty food, varied menu, huge portions, friendly service, vegetarian friendly, and accommodating to vegans as well. Ate here twice over a 4 day stay in phoenix

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I have tried all the trendy, fancy, overpriced Mexican restaurants. They just make me want to journey over to COB's the next night. Great chips & salsa... yummy margaritas... and try the machaca beef burrito, it's unbeatable. Trust me! Bonus: You won't believe how inexpensive it is!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Once again I went to Carlos o'briens Mexican restaurant in Phoenix and we all had fun and ate a nice Mexican dinner. The food is delicious I had a quesadilla with green chile stew that is just delicious. Great margaritas and guacamole and their botanas especial is a great accompaniment to the delicious bar offerings. Eat at the bar or... More

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were recently visiting friends and they treated us to dinner at Carlos O'Brien's. I had the chimichanga with beef, and green sauce. Others in our party had the red sauce as that is their preference. Mine was delicious, and very generous portion. We had the usual margarita, along with the chips and salsa. We had a very nice evening,... More

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longmont, colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We were vacationing in Phoenix and was hungry for some good Mexican food. Using the GPS we located a restaurant named Carlos Obriens Mexican Restaurant and what a find it was!! The place is huge, clean, and the food was not only very reasonable in price but the serving were BIG! The wait staff were very attentive and professional...offering suggestions... More

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Arlington, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place was directly across from our hotel..which made it very convenient. The food was good and the service was also good. The kids had quesadillas and chicken strips and both were good. Our tacos and enchiladas were also very good.

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Cottonwood, Arizona, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This was our 7th Wedding Anniversary. We went to Carlos O brien twice in Scottsdale and never been disappointed there. From taste to cleaniness. Everything was excellent there. The phoenix location was a bit disappointing. We ordered No. 13th & No. 5 items. The presentation of food was good, little tasteless. So don't forget to add some extra salt. Rice... More

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Bellevue, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I live in the Seattle area but am often in Phoenix. I love these guys! We nothing close in my area to the quality of the food served here.

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