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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Family friendly!

I have been here a couple times now following my grandkids' soccer games. Good food with a fair selection of beer. Everything I have tried has been good to very good. Since I've only been here following soccer games, all I can testify to is that kids love it and the kids are able to get fairly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Tracy, California
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Tracy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have been here a couple times now following my grandkids' soccer games. Good food with a fair selection of beer. Everything I have tried has been good to very good. Since I've only been here following soccer games, all I can testify to is that kids love it and the kids are able to get fairly noisy outside without... More 

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Placerville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This has grown to be THE PLACE to go for lunch for many in the working community. Food is tasty, and, service is friendly and quick. They have a great menu and a salsa bar. Prices are moderate, but worth the value.

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Always fast and fresh food, cold Pacificos and a nice patio outside. Almost like being in Mazatlan but no beach!

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Placerville, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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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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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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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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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