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Carl's Hide A Way

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2838 Lewis Avenue, Ida, MI 48140
(734) 269-6288
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent Mexican for Ida - Good beer selection

Five of us, 2 adults 3 kids tried Carl's for the first time in many years. The service was good. Large menu, great beer selection. We all liked the food we received and the prices were reasonable. Will definitely return. One suggestion we had was they need some background music.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2014
Zorrmichael
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Monroe, Michigan
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Monroe, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is my "GO-TO" place for lunch. The place is old and not much to look at inside with tables and chairs that are old but sturdy. It is a place that you can be comfortable in a shirt and tie or a pair of coveralls. Rest assured that whatever you order will be first class and more than enough... More 

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Dundee, Michigan, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I lived in the area all my life and this was our frequent stop. Carl's has never changed their recipe and there is no need to. It is off the charts amazing soft tacos. I haven't tried anything else there all these years of eating there because the soft tacos are so amazing!

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Monroe, Michigan
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58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Five of us, 2 adults 3 kids tried Carl's for the first time in many years. The service was good. Large menu, great beer selection. We all liked the food we received and the prices were reasonable. Will definitely return. One suggestion we had was they need some background music.

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Hudson, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Carl's Hideaway did an excellent job hosting a large group of family members. We needed a place to have a meal after a funeral. The owner of this restaurant was very caring and went out of his way to help us get things organized. He reserved a room for all of us and he had plenty of staff to serve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Best Mexican food around, I drive 15 miles from Toledo, Ohio every week for the past 10 years. I love it!

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Detroit, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Came here after a soccer tournament in nearby Monroe. It's really a bar-like setting but the Mexican food was surprisingly good for this rural area. Carl's is only one of a few restaurants in this small but what looks like a farming town. The combo plate was good and the mini monster burrito was way too much to eat. The... More 

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Michigan
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is a favorite spot in Ida. People travel from surrounding towns for their food, it's that good.

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Temperance, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

absolutley love carl"s they have excellent service and food is really really good! no other mexican place stacks up to carl's wish i could go today!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

Horrible, bland food, and overpriced. If you like unseasoned meat in your burrito, this is the place for you. I feel sorry for the people of Ida because this is one of the only places to eat in this town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2838 Lewis Avenue, Ida, MI 48140
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ida
  • Phone Number: (734) 269-6288
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:00 am

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