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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
Most recent review
Authentic Mexican food in an unlikely place!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
Douglas2011_11
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Sacramento, California
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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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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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South Lake Tahoe, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We're locals so we come here pretty often, very convenient location and of course we wouldn't be back again and again if the food sucks, right? :) My husband and I like the super burritos, its huge so we always split it. One thing that we hope they will pay attention to is, please do not sweep very close to... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a great chile relleno, this is the place! It is so good. It is all about the food here and it is great.

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California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The food is good...what can I say...it's authentic Mexican food, but how many Mexican restaurants does Placerville need?!?!

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El Dorado, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

A favorite place for Mexican food. A large selection, great salsa bar, and very affordable. They even have a good variety of dishes with fish. I love their taco salads.

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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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