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“Fun with good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dos Carlitos

Dos Carlitos
3544 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
805-688-0033
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Ranked #5 of 19 Restaurants in Santa Ynez
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, South American
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Norwalk, CT
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fun with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Our waiter was really nice and shared the special herb (mint) that was in the Mexican meatball soup. The food was very good/great portions and we both really liked our choices. The interior of the restaurant has a much greater visual appeal and maybe the restaurant should consider 'spiffing up' the outside seating area just to add some charm to it. In any event, we'd go back in a heartbeat.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Pismo Beach, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Checked out this high-end Mexican food spot mainly due to past reviews. Disappointed. The Mango Marg. lacked sweetness. The chicken mole ( special ordered ) was over cooked and mole sauce was overly mild. Service from the main waiter was very, very slow. Busboys did a great job keeping the chips and salsa on the table. Shrimp items still had their tails which can be a problem when the shrimp is placed in a sauce filled tortilla. Homemade corn tortillas were outstanding. When busy, you cannot hear yourself think if you are eating indoors. Very small bar. Overall, I would not drive out of my way to return.

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Mexican food and margharita's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had dinner here twice we liked it so much. Very friendly staff, great magharita's. I recommend the mango and my husband loved their spicy martini! Food was great and large portions. Very good.

Visited August 2013
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Santa Ynez, California
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“I'm back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

this place has become a tradition when I'm staying down the street at the SY Inn. Good food, great drinks and its easy walking distance. Even walking back after dark I feel safe in this little town.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Ventura, California
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Yummy Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant recently. The patio is a delightful place to sit on a warm evening, and the food was yummy. Service was great, too. This was kind of a "sleeper" for us--hadn't thought of trying it until we read the reviews, and we were happy we did.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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