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“Great experience!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carlos & Harley's

Carlos & Harley's
5510 East 2200 North, In Historic 120 year old Eden General Store, Eden, UT 84310
+1 801-745-8226
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Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Eden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Carlos and Harley's Fresh-Mex Cantina (C&H Fresh-Mex Cantina) started with a vision to bring amazing Tex-Mex food to the Ogden Valley (the OV). For years, satisfied customers, locals and tourists alike, have enjoyed this vision turned-reality. What is Tex-Mex? It is a term used to describe a regional American cuisine that blends food products available in the United States and the culinary creations of Mexican-Americans influence by the cuisines of Mexico. Tex-Mex cuisine originated hundreds of years ago when Spanish-Mexican recipes combined with Anglo fare. "Tex-Mex" first entered the English language as a nickname (an abbreviation) for the Texas Mexican Railway in Southern Texas in 1875. Why do we define our establishment as a "Fresh-Mex Cantina?" We pride ourselves in serving a complete Tex-Mex menu with only the freshest ingredients - all from scratch - nothing canned or frozen. It only makes sense for us to promote our "Fresh-Mex" concept as this separates us from the rest. If this is your first time to the "C&H Cantina," let me give you a glimpse into what you can expect. You will start off your dining experience with something truly unique - a trio of flavorful salsas, including our Fresh-Mex warm-style salsa (add some homemade guacamole). Then, try our house specialty, the sizzling fajitas, a selection from our fantastic assortment of entrees, or consider making your own plate. You really can't go wrong. To drink? Perhaps a signature margarita is in order. To add to your culinary experience, we have chosen a location that is as historic as our food. The Old Town General Store in Eden has been a fixture in the "OV" since the late 1800's. Built in 1890 by Elisha Wilbur, reportedly using woodworking techniques he learned from Brigham Young, the corner building opened as a general store and town post office on the ground floor and a dance hall upstairs. The 3-story house next door, also built by Wilbur, was fashioned after a model from the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. To add to the mystique of this unique location, legend has it that the ghost of Grandma Fuller still resides at "The Store." Don't worry, she only acts out if we don't provide great service. The General store has changed ownership many times over the years. As the current stewards of The General Store, our goal is to provide killer food in a fun atmosphere, all the while celebrating the history of this landmark. Take a moment to appreciate some of the antiques that adorn the interior or head outside, if the weather permits, to enjoy our awesome patio.
Eden
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“Great experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our server was delightful, the food was fine, the atmosphere was perfect!
If I had a suggestion, it would be the addition of a few more vegan/ veggie entrees.
We will be back!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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West Yellowstone, Montana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Quality Mexican Food in the Mountains of Utah”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a pleasant surprise! Very good place for Mexican food and atmosphere. Fresh salsas with big flavor and modest heat. This place definitely earns another visit.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Love Carlos and Harleys!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were traveling thru Utah and stumbled on this cool little cantina. We loved the funky decor as soon as we walked in. The hostess was very friendly and we got a "hey, how are ya" from the bartender as we walked by. When we were seated on the patio I ordered a mojito and they actually had mint.......it was perfect, great beer selection too! I love Mexican food and this was authentic and so good! The owner sat and talked with us about our travels and by the time we left I felt like we were walking out of our hometown bar. Great little place, can't wait to go back!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ogden, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great time. Forget the review that was titled "Horrible"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

You should never trust a review that complains about the food and then uses a coupon and gets it for 1/2 off. The restaurant didn't make any money on you anyways, why would they want YOU to come back. Tight, squeaky.

I was there tonight. Service was a little slow but the waitress realized that we waited a little while because the hostess didn't let the server know that we were seated and that we were her guests. She took really good care of us and we really enjoyed the scenery and the atmosphere. Needless to say, we were extremely generous with the tip. We did miss the live music but I'm guessing that the musicians aren't set up on a schedule yet.

LOVE THE PLACE!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Outdoor Seating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is a good mexican restaurant in a neat historic building in Eden. The food is always good, the salsa and chips they give you are great, and the appetizers are delicious. We get the bacon wrapped jalapenos and the queso. Both are delicious. Good beer selection with a lot of high point options, good margaritas too! We love to sit outside.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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