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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 - 12:00 am
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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, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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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
Old-school throwback Mexican food.

Carl's has been around long before Mexican restaurants were trendy. It's older style gives it a little thowback vintage kind of feel. The food is different than most modern Mexican places, and it isn't a bad thing. I really like the tacos. The complimentary chips and salsa are as good, or better... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Shoup-a-loop
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Michigan
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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carl's has been around long before Mexican restaurants were trendy. It's older style gives it a little thowback vintage kind of feel. The food is different than most modern Mexican places, and it isn't a bad thing. I really like the tacos. The complimentary chips and salsa are as good, or better, than those other places. My wife loves the... More 

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Thank Shoup-a-loop
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

15 of us hot rodders drove to Ida on a beautiful fall day to eat at Carl's. Well worth the trip. The food starting with excellent salsa and chips moved on to the best soft taco I have ever eaten. 15 people and the orders all came together and the food was served on the patio. Nice and clean and... More 

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Thank Norman C
Monroe, Michigan
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank Adrian F
Monroe, Michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank ebal42479
Dundee, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank April E
Monroe, Michigan
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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Thank Zorrmichael
Hudson, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Kevin K
Detroit, Michigan
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Thank Llamamamas
Michigan
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?