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Caribe Restaurante & Cantina

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309 W Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-8804
479-253-8102
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 9
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Salsa platter, oh yes!

We would come here again for the salsa platter alone. Seven types of salsa with a big basket of delicious crispy corn and flour tortilla chips, yum! We were so full from the salsa platter that we barely had room for our soup, which was good, too. Admittedly the service was a bit slow, as others... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Becky H
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Dallas, Texas
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271 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Caribe is an interesting blend of an exotic cuisine and local ingredients. I have been here a few times, and it has been wonderful every time. The offerings may seem a little different to those who have only had the Tex-Mex and northern Mexican cuisine that is served in most Mexican restaurants. In keeping with its name, many of the... More 

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Armada, Michigan, United States
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179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The food is FRESH. GMO free and flavorful. We had the mole chicken with 50 some spices. Nurturing. The Vegetable Soup is a must have. Flavorfull, slightly creamy yet still chunky. I was fortunate enough to get the recipe.. it was in Ozark Dining, made it as soon as I got home and wowed my neighbors! Great dish. The owner... More 

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Thank Kathie S
Little Rock, Arkansas
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Had this place mentioned to us by a couple of locals. Menu items looked interesting with flare. Got there a little before 5 and found the place closed up with two parties outside in the lot. (The sign outside indicated it should have been open.) Waited around until they let us inside. Wanted to try the Jalapeno Pie that was... More 

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Thank John B
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We would come here again for the salsa platter alone. Seven types of salsa with a big basket of delicious crispy corn and flour tortilla chips, yum! We were so full from the salsa platter that we barely had room for our soup, which was good, too. Admittedly the service was a bit slow, as others have mentioned. It happens.

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Thank Becky H
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My family's' all-time favorite restaurant! (Regardless of location) Anytime we have guests in town we take them to Caribe. We've had folks from many states and major cities fall in love with the color, flavor and flare of Caribe. Make Caribe part of your itinerary when in Eureka! You'll hear a lot of people making glorious sounds about the food... More 

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Thank Sheryl G
Rudy, AR
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We were tired after two hikes in Eureka Springs. Our Air B&B host recommended Caribe. We are an older couple and shared an entre and got a great bowl of soup. The entre molo chicken was great served with a great salad on brown rice. Topped off with a great piece of cake. We will return.

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Thank tragarjr
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Took over 30 mins to get food, while restaurant was not very busy. The food was awful and amateurish, there was no complimentary salsa and queso/cheese dip is not available. Also took forever to get our check, and between the delivery of the food and the check coming, the waitress never checked on us.

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Thank Scotty S
Holiday Island, Arkansas
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We have gone to Caribe 4 times now in the last 2 years and they were not open. This was our last and final try, I don't care how good the food might be, but to not be open according to your hours is unacceptable. The sign out front states Open from 12:00 to 9:00 and we arrived at 4:30... More 

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Thank Rog-Gord
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I have been here once before, last year during Bikes, Blues, BBQ. Last year when we ate here the service was not good, the food was good, the wait time was FOREVER. They seemed understaffed. Fast forward a year later - Saturday Oct. 3rd - we decided to try it again. There was a Corvette Convention so the whole town... More 

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Thank mona a
Shawnee, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

An eclectic place. They use local produce for their menu. Very good CHEF. Not what you would expect for Eureka springs Arkansas. Great cocktails too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 309 W Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-8804
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Eureka Springs
  • Phone Number: 479-253-8102

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?