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Island Tacos

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173 Crossroads, Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 624-8454
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did take out and the food was just average. The cashier and cooks in the kitchen were very friendly but it doesn't make up for the food....unfortunately.

Thank Di C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice choice but salad bowl or rice bowl has very very little meat. went away hungry. need to increase portion size to get a great review

Thank ellen j
Walnut Creek, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

My wife and I decided to try this place based on an article she read. We were there on a saturday for lunch and there was almost nobody there. We ordered basic things, a fish taco, side salad for my wife and i had the enchilada plate. We also both ordered an iced tea. The fish portion was well seasoned... More 

Thank khub79
Whittier, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Ordered Taquitos and husband two tacos, large Guacamole and chips, one drink, close to 40.00. Chicken tacos had little flavor, as too with the chicken taquitos . My taqitos were delivered with a cheese on them, I'm lactose I tolerate, didn't se cheese in the description, either, when I explained to server I didn't want the cheese on it, he... More 

Thank Sandy R
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I went to this place thinking that I was going to eat authentic mexican food. I asked the server for recommendations and she recommended the mahi mahi tacos and burritos. It was alright but not the authentic flavor that I was looking for. The hottest sauce was delicious and the service was great!

1 Thank Pedro G
Tyler, Texas
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472 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped and ate here on our way down the coast and enjoyed it. The fish tacos were good and our service was great. The staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant was clean and the prices were decent for Carmel.

Thank WildHaireHiking
Reno, Nevada
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We chose the mahi mahi taco and the 3 taco plate for lunch. Great choices! Beautifully prepared and served, tasty to eat!

Thank VivienneR811
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

First the food was an average taco or burrito. I stopped for a light lunch after a long drive through the mountains. Definitely did not cure my hunger. I wanted guacamole and they gave me a about 2 quarter size dollop for $1.95 ????? No. And I wanted it after we ordered and the girl still made us pay tax.... More 

Thank Sharon V
Kingsburg, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped here for a light lunch. The tacos are very good-lots of flavor and fresh ingredients. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank Fellyso
San Francisco
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love Mexican food and this place does not do it well. I got a chicken burrito. It was painfully bland and I had to search hard for any chicken. The best part about the experience was that there was one (yes, one) salt shaker for the entire place. We had to share it with 2 other tables. I have... More 

Thank TravelingNatalie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 173 Crossroads, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 624-8454

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?