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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
Carl's

This is quite an authentic Mexican restaurant. It has a wide variety of dinners and those that I and my wife have tried have been quite tasty. Pricing is very good, service is respectable and the food quite tasty and plentiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Adrian F
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Monroe, Michigan
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Monroe, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is quite an authentic Mexican restaurant. It has a wide variety of dinners and those that I and my wife have tried have been quite tasty. Pricing is very good, service is respectable and the food quite tasty and plentiful.

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Monroe, Michigan
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Carl's Hide A Way

Address: 2838 Lewis Avenue, Ida, MI 48140
Phone Number: (734) 269-6288
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ida
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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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