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Don Carlos

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4651 Interstate 35-S, Waco, TX
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Description: http://www.doncarlosrestaurants.com/locations.htm

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  • 11
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loud music - good food

This is a very popular place and the only table we could get was close to the patio where there was a live band. So at times it was pretty noisy, but the food was worth it. I had the chili rellanos and my wife had a plate with fajita, beef enchilada and beef tamales. The chili rellanos were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
CowboyBiker
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Dayton, Texas
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Dayton, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a very popular place and the only table we could get was close to the patio where there was a live band. So at times it was pretty noisy, but the food was worth it. I had the chili rellanos and my wife had a plate with fajita, beef enchilada and beef tamales. The chili rellanos were the... More 

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Waco, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I love coming here for happy hour. The drinks are large and the servers are attentive, and you don't feel like they are rushing you out of the restaurant. The food is quite good too (I usually order the spinach quesadillas but have tried several different drinks). This is certainly one of my favorite places in Waco!

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Mexia, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stopped for a late lunch one day....the prices are very reasonable and family friendly!!! Wife and I shared an entrée-plenty for both..Service was fast and friendly-they seemed like they truly valued our business....and the self serve ice cream was a sweet bonus! Will definitely go back soon when in Waco.....

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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was our first trip here and we enjoyed it. We ordered he combo pork and steak fajitas for us to share. The steak fajita meat was absolutely delicious. The pork was cut extremely thin and it was hard to distinguish between it and the sauteed onions. The beans were very good and seasoned just right, the rice was so-so... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My wife and I eat at Don Carlos when we pass thru Waco the food is great and the service is excellent. Yesterday 1/28/2015 I decided to try something other than my usual, I ordered pork fajitas and they were absolutely fantastic. The next time we are in Waco I will diffidently order them again.

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Austin, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This was my first visit to a Don Carlos. The service was fast and friendly. The prices are reasonable. The portions are huge! I ordered the Texas Burritos from the lunch menu. Wow! Way too much food for one person. The taste was okay. The rice was okay. The chips and salsa was pretty good. The sweet tea was just... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My family loves Mexican (Tex-Mex) food. And there are plenty of options in Waco. But for reasons that are utterly unclear to me, Don Carlos seems underappreciated here. Let me put it this way--we don't even consider going anywhere else when we want Mexican food. The food is great. (The salsa is A+.) The service is always good. The atmosphere... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

While in town visiting friends we went to Don Carlos's. Enjoyed the atmosphere. There was a band playing on the patio, even though it was a little warm to sit outside. Margaritas we good and the draft beer was large and cold. Our group had tacos, enchilada, taco salad, and fajitas and everyone seemed to enjoy their food. Will go... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

The 3 flour beef tacos are really good...You get a lot of food, so much for me that I have to bring home 2 of the tacos. The chips and hot sauce are pretty tasty as we'll.

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Temple, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Overall I enjoyed my experience as well as the food, it was very good. The staff was timely and I walked out completely satisfied, without feeling broke. Will definitely go back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4651 Interstate 35-S, Waco, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

http://www.doncarlosrestaurants.com/locations.htm
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?