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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
Best Mexican in town

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Placerville, California
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Placerville, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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185 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
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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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Address: 4340 Golden Center Dr, Ste C, Placerville, CA 95667-6280
Phone Number: 530-344-7246
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • 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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