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Taqueria Carnival

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4340 Golden Center Dr, Ste C, Placerville, CA 95667-6254
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Taqueria Carnival many times and it never disappoints. Great place to stop after a long day of motorcycle Adventure riding. There is an outdoor seating area where you can relax and drink a cocktail and enjoy a bite to eat. I had the Carne Asada super burrito it was excellent. This is a go to spot for... More 

Thank Jeremy H
Alameda, California
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This is where we go for Mexican food now. It's not wonderful, meaning it's not fancy and it's basic. But the food is good. It's always hot. It's very reasonable priced. It's local. Locals eat here. Lots of local Hispanic people eat here. Good, basic Mexican food. And a huge menu, so you will very likely find what you want.... More 

Thank Greg M
Riverton, Utah, United States
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

El Carnival is part of the best Mexican food restaurants in Northern California. The Al Pastor anything is so flavorful and the Seafood Soup is amazing. We moved from Nor Cal about 10 years and this is this is the place I miss the most for great Mexican food. Not in Placerville...hit up La Fiesta Taqueria in Folsom or Mid-town... More 

Thank Dennis M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

I love the tacos al pastor, I get it with a quesadilla. Burritos are good breakfast burritos are good. Free chips and salsa.

Thank N-fern-0
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

We travel extensively in Central and South America. The meal we had here was by far the BEST Mexican dish we have ever had !!!!! Although there is the typical rice and beans ,YOU HAVE TO TRY the Molacajete. The best way to describe this is a Mexican stew. It is served in a mortar made of volcanic rock. In... More 

Thank bnjmartin01
Virginia Beach, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Arrived for late lunch on a weekday. What we liked: 1. Large menu--something for everyone. 2. Clean, well-lit interior. 3. Reasonable prices. 4. Food served on a hot platter, not foam or paper (even though you order and then go sit down and wait). 5. Free refills on self-serve soda. 6. They give you four (four!) warm ortillas on the... More 

Thank Ginny000
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had stopped at Jim Boy's in Cameron Park an hour and a half before closing to find the salsa bar had already been taken down and almost nothing available. We have been to Taqueria Carnival many times close to closing. They always have everything out so that their latest customers have access to what they are used to having... More 

1 Thank FoodieinCali
Ripon, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have been here a couple times now following my grandkids' soccer games. Good food with a fair selection of beer. Everything I have tried has been good to very good. Since I've only been here following soccer games, all I can testify to is that kids love it and the kids are able to get fairly noisy outside without... More 

Thank cruisnfox
Placerville, California
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This has grown to be THE PLACE to go for lunch for many in the working community. Food is tasty, and, service is friendly and quick. They have a great menu and a salsa bar. Prices are moderate, but worth the value.

1 Thank 4everjung
Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Always fast and fresh food, cold Pacificos and a nice patio outside. Almost like being in Mazatlan but no beach!

1 Thank ShafskyInnkeeper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4340 Golden Center Dr, Ste C, Placerville, CA 95667-6254
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville
  • Phone Number: 530-344-7246

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