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Don Carlos

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4651 Interstate 35-S, Waco, TX
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: http://www.doncarlosrestaurants.com/locations.htm

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Frosty Mugs

The HUGE beer mugs are Icy cold and you also get chips & dip + cheese caso when you order a beer at the bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Tony S
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Marlin Texas USA
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to lunch at Don Carlos today, and the food was fine, but the service was not. We were seated and waited a bit for the waiter to appear and take our drink order. Then we waited for the drinks to arrive and we ordered our meals then. A young lady brought out our food in a timely manner,... More 

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Thank LadyofTexas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered an enchilada plate and on my second enchilada there was a plastic wrapper under the cheese around the enchilada. Informed my server who apologized but offered nothing besides the apology. Luckily I'm not one for confrontation but I'll never eat there again, I could have choked.

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Thank Adam G
Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered beef fajitas and cheese enchiladas. They were excellent. The food and the service was great!

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Thank crieck57
Hewitt, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

From the surly hostess to mediocre food, this place is a continual disappointment. Food is a little bland, mediocre over all, and not everything on the plate was hot. I've been a few times, usually end up leaving wishing I had gone somewhere else, food is just plain mediocre and it took 20 minutes between giving the waitress our order... More 

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Thank SlickBitsy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The HUGE beer mugs are Icy cold and you also get chips & dip + cheese caso when you order a beer at the bar.

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Thank Tony S
Southlake, Texas
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407 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The food was good, serviceable Mexican. The restaurant is definitely in need of a serious remodel, with broken booth seats and wood with it's finish worn through. Margaritas were clearly from an oversweet mix, and the bartender had no idea how to make me one from scratch. Hostess was clearly overwhelmed with the 2/3 full restaurant (??). Bathroom had overflowing... More 

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Thank annieb40
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Service was average, food the same. Right off highway. Probably wouldn't return but it was a decent meal.

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Thank michael p
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here many times and each time I have enjoyed the food and the service! This last time was so spectacular I had to review it! All the food that was ordered was beautifully presented and delicious! Can't wait to go back soon!

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Thank KrystalDuke
Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great location off of I-35 with ample parking. Food was good, fresh. They also serve tap beers. Their margarita specials in the happy hour was a great deal.

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Thank Pinde T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We sat outside on the patio. The service was awesome! They have large servings of food for a reasonable price. I shared the tipico dinner with my daughter, we still had to take leftovers home. My husband had the Don Carlos BBQ special. Our friends shared the chicken quesodilla. They offer several different types of beverages. We come here regularly.... More 

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Thank Linda T

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?