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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: Lunch, Dinner
Description: http://www.doncarlosrestaurants.com/locations.htm

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  • 11
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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
Big portions

Good food and fajitas. A little pricey, but the portion size was huge. Staff was friendly and attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
jorylester
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Crosby, Texas
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Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you would like to try Tex Mex in a family atmosphere and still enjoy a drink- This is a good place. This place has a great patio and often has bands. The food and drinks are usually great, but don't drink the draft beer! The staff is great here and always cheerful and friendly. Prices are great and they... More 

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Crosby, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Good food and fajitas. A little pricey, but the portion size was huge. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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Brownwood, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We have been to Don Carlos several times and would not call this Mexican food but definitely Tex-Mex. The food is a bit bland so I slather everything in salsa or pico de gallo. Since I make homemade authentic traditional Northern Mexican food at home, I think I know how we like Mexican food from recipes that have been handed... More 

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College Station, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had wonderful fajita's and enchiladas !! The service was quick, we never ran out of chips and hot sauce, and the server was great! We had plenty of food for dinner and enough for take out boxes as well. For sure we will be going back when we are in the area.

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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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?