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Don Carlos

4651 Interstate 35-S, Waco, TX
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Ranked #68 of 309 Restaurants in Waco
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Saint Robert, Missouri
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92 reviews 92 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Good selection to choose from the menu. Our server Melissa was very efficient and helpful. We sat out on the patio and were entertained by the karaoke (Tuesday 6.30 to 9.30)

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San Antonio, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Not bad...not great...what more can I say? Food Okay. Value Okay. We really liked the complimentary ice cream cone at the door on the way out after dinner.

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Waco, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Haven't been here in a while, and came here Sunday with the whole family, 4 generations. The special was only $7.95 and featured design-it-yourself enchiladas (I had cheese enchiladas with green tomatilla sauce), rice, beans, and fajita strips (I had chicken) with tortillas. I ate a portion for lunch, and took home enough for 2 more meals. Grand-daughter ordered from... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This restaurant is always busy, but the wait never seems too long because of capacity. Service was fast and efficient and the quality was fantastic. Selection never seems to be a problem. We were very pleased with the atmosphere as well. Will definitely be back.

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Garrison Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We go to Don Carlos just for their cheese dip. I don't know how they make it, but it is like no other. It is so creamy and rich, maybe some butter in it. Their sour cream enchiladas are one of my favorite dishes.

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Additional Information about Don Carlos

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

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