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Taqueria Carnival

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4340 Golden Center Dr, Ste C, Placerville, CA 95667-6280
530-344-7246
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Family Restaurant

I love this place because it has a huge menu & a great condiment bar with fresh tortilla chips! The menu is on the wall & easily read. You can order a full dinner plate or just a taco. The shrimp dinner plates are very good. Great staff. You order at the cash register & pay, then sit where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Placerville, CA
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Placerville, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I love this place because it has a huge menu & a great condiment bar with fresh tortilla chips! The menu is on the wall & easily read. You can order a full dinner plate or just a taco. The shrimp dinner plates are very good. Great staff. You order at the cash register & pay, then sit where you... More 

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foothills..ca.
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158 reviews 158 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great mex and clean and fast. Best around , the crispy tacos are excelent. The exotic mojeahete wonderful

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Placerville, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

I eat here quite often usually for lunch. I became addicted to Taqueria style Mexican food while living in the Central Valley during the 90's. After moving up to P'Ville the choices were extremely limited, mainly drive to Sacramento. Anyhow my favorite meals here are carnitas plate or burritto, I love the fact that the pork is never greasy.

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northern california
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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

placerville has added quite a few taquerias over the past few years, but Taqueria Carnival is the best and has only improved over the years with at least one ownership change. The menu posted on the wall above the counter where you order is extensive and it's all good. When ready the dishes are brought to your table. The salsa... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We visited the Taqueria on our way home from Tahoe and were pleasantly surprised with the food, flavor and portions. The Carnitas excellent, and the salsa fresh and authentic. We'll be back!

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northern california
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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This place is always busy and for good reason. Good authentic mexican taqueria items. Large menu. Good salsa bar. All you want chips bin. Order at the counter. Indoor and outdoor tables. Popular with families. Mexican and US beers on tap and bottles. Pleasant service.

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Pollock Pines, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a good, casual place for authentic Mexican food. Their Tijuana-style carne asada tacos are the bomb, their salsa bar is well stocked, they have cold beer, you can sit inside or out on their large patio, and my wife likes their taco salad. They have a pretty large menu, and the service is good. The real test of... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

No frills, great food, quick service. When a Mexican restaurant is frequented by Mexican families, it can't be bad. Fast food atmosphere, but really good food. Eat outside, can't go wrong.

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shingle springs, ca
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Great food and location. A perfect weekend morning is to walk the El Dorado Trail and stop in here for breakfast afterwards. Awesome huevos rancheros. Posole and menudo on the weekends. Very clean and has outdoor seating.

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Pollock Pines, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We go here about once a week it's that good! The grounds are very clean and the bathroom is one that I feel is one of the cleanest in town. The staff is very friendly and though they sometimes mix up an order they always make up for it. The food is great and they have some authentic dishes that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4340 Golden Center Dr, Ste C, Placerville, CA 95667-6280
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
  • Phone Number: 530-344-7246

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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