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The Original Carolina's Mexican Food

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1202 E Mohave St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-5238
+1 602-252-1503
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“machaca” (25 reviews)
“tortillas” (79 reviews)
“burrito” (28 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
1202 E Mohave St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-5238
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a long time Phoenix Standard restaurant, no frills, just good food at very easy on the pocket book prices. Eat there nearly every time in the Valley of the Sun; for me, a lot of nostalgia in old Phoenix.

Thank pride0fp0land
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

finally!!! Carolinas is open in Mesa! The BEST Mexican food at great prices and fantastic customer service.

Thank Julie V
Reviewed May 12, 2018

A decade had passed since returning to my beloved birth place Phoenix. A couple of hours to kill before returning our rental car allowed my family to experience a taste of great barrio Mexican food at Carolina’s. A late Saturday morning arrival allowed us no...More

Thank bets2m
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Great hole in the wall mexican food. This is a standard of great food in the Phoenix area. Sketchy part of town and not very clean, but awesome none the less. I had the machaca chimichanga. So good. And horchata on tap!! Probably the best...More

Thank JLars34
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Parking can be tough here, and we've only been here for lunch, so we can't speak to the experience at other times. However, if we are in Phoenix or passing through on the way to Flagstaff, we almost always stop here to catch a meal....More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Don't let the typical dive look fool you. Tje food is tasty and fast deliverwe by courteous, friendly staff. I had the green burro which was flavorful and had chunks of tender meat in it. Also had the beef tamales which were big & filled...More

Thank David L
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We couldn’t eat meat because it was on a Friday in lent (per our religion) so we tried the bean burritos and enchiladas. They were very good. Chips, Salsa and guacamole were very good. Just bummed I couldn’t try the meat dishes. Would recommend and...More

Thank jaimelovebug
Reviewed April 1, 2018

one of the most popular restaurants in Phoenix. I go when at work at the airport and have never been disappointed. love taking home their fresh tortillas, or sometimes just a tortilla with butter. they also have the red or green chili burrito- which one...More

Thank izymassage
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We decided to try Carolina’s after a suggestion from a native of Phoenix. The food was delicious and service was fantastic. We definitely will return.

Thank kaycee365
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

If you seek out the most delicious food in a city you're visiting, you must try Carolina's! What they lack in aesthetics they make up for in flavor! We had the cheese enchiladas (my 4 yo and 2 yo loved!), machaca plate(shredded beef), and a...More

Thank Andrea Y
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February 1, 2017|
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Response from Cameron C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sam - I'm not too sure why there are two different websites, but I've been to all of the Carolina's throughout the Valley and the quality is great at each location. I've never had anything taste different and all of the... More
February 1, 2017|
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Response from Jeff C | Reviewed this property |
We have only eaten at the Original. And I can tell you you can't go wrong here is you are looking for authentic Mexican. The best, hands down.
January 25, 2016|
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Response from DonJose13 | Reviewed this property |
Green chilies are under ripened, and red chilies are ripe, unless specified like, chili con carne, there is no meat in the sauce.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1202 E Mohave St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-5238
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-252-1503
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