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Carolina's Mexican Food

2126 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85022-5896
+1 602-275-8231
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“machaca” (10 reviews)
“tortillas” (20 reviews)
“enchiladas” (18 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
2126 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85022-5896
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

I had a friend recommend this place. I was told their homemade tortillas were the best and I can't say I disagree. They were fresh, hot and delicious. The restaurant itself is average. The staff was friendly but reserved. If you like fresh Mexican food...More

Thank P601AHdavidb
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Moderate hype alert here. Carolina's was good but not "wait in a long line" or "best in town" good. In fact, we're enchilada people and didn't find theirs to be particularly appealing. The sauce had an unwelcomed spice to it (for us) which tended to...More

Thank Anthony_Nalli
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

The food here is amazing. We ordered a beef enchilada dinner, a taco, a tamale and guacamole. Everything was flavorful. Portions were huge. Very casual atmosphere, great for families.

1  Thank Christine R
Reviewed January 23, 2017

There were a number of things that disappointed us on this visit. First we ordered a #3 combo and got a #2 combo, then when they announce your order you can't hear the numbers called because most of the staff do not use the PA...More

Thank Lakerfantoo
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is an outpost of the original Carolina's and serves excellent authentic Mexican food. The prices are very reasonable. My husband had a chimichanga and I had cheese enchiladas and we both had chips and guac. Their sauces are spicy unlike some of the bland...More

Thank Marian518
Reviewed January 16, 2017

The place is always full....Tables are full, the take out line is full, and the order line is full.. It's a great place to get a quick bite to eat because the food is very good, the service is surprisingly fast, and the prices are...More

Thank jnjdougan
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

I've been going to this location, although there are others for over 10 years. Their quality, taste, cost and customer service is the best I've found anywhere in the area. So many great menu items are to many to mention. Love their tacos, enchiladas! Their...More

Thank 583russa
Reviewed December 28, 2016

I'm a tourist. When I'm in town, I like to stop by Carolina's for lunch at least once. I have great memories of ordering a couple of burritos before a spring training game and eating them in the parking lot before the game. So, I...More

Thank TennisBum P
Reviewed December 17, 2016

Well, my brother took me here because he said it was the best Mexican food he has had in Scottsdale. I am from Southern California ( great Mexican food here) anyway. I orderd the Flautas, which was the special. I was served Taquitos. All the...More

Thank JosephinePauline
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

I love their flour tortillas and beef tacos. It has been a favorite of mine for years. It is not fancy but it is delicious.

Thank Jomamaphx
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September 4, 2016|
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Response from davisgtd | Reviewed this property |
No alcohol served but have been to parties that have used Carolina catering.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2126 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85022-5896
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Paradise Valley
  • Neighborhood: Paradise Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 602-275-8231
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