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Cafe Carlos

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6016 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-3234
+1 831-439-8448
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gas station” (7 reviews)
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6016 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-3234
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

My husband & I really enjoy this little family owned-run restaurant. It’s a gem in Scotts Valley and one of the few good restaurants here. The service is as good as it was at my Nanas house! You are treated like family and it never...More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Little hidden gem to the side and behind Jack in the Box. Delicious and hot Mexican food. Small place, intimate atmosphere.

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This "Hidden Gem" really is hiding behind a Chevron Station and a Jack in the Box at the North end of Scotts Valley. Carlos, the owner, greets his guests and does the cooking. The Salsa is the best we've ever had. Unlike other Mexican restaurants...More

Thank Betty L
Reviewed December 3, 2017

Very good Mexican food for a very reasonable price. A family run place that has many locals coming in, so we knew it was the right place to dine. Main server was the owner/ husband and his wife is the cook.

Thank Billie F
Reviewed November 17, 2017

This is a small, family run Mexican restaurant behind a gas station! The location is bad, they are usually understaffed for the business, and the atmosphere is a bit tacky. BUT, the food is pretty darn good, and the prices are quite reasonable! It's a...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for Mexican food and wasn't disappointed. I had the chili Verde and modelo. The salsa was excellent. To bad they didn't have any soup or I would have given it a 5

Thank toohuge
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Sitting down at the table I noticed food splatters on the low wall next to our table and a further glance we noticed the chip basket probably hadn't been cleaned for months and months! Went to use the restroom while we were waiting for the...More

1  Thank love2flyWatsonville
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Good family restaurant. Mom and pop establishment. Nothing fancy but good homemade food. The father is a hard working and alway attentive waiter.

Thank MaAgnes
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Reasonable and tasty lunch specials. Owner manager Pepe very friendly, fast and energetic! Nice man,makes you feel welcome

Thank JuneBH
Reviewed March 11, 2017

The food is just fantastic, the prices can't be beat for the quality and the service ....if there was a service contest, these guys would win it hands down every time! I saw Carlos and his staff of 2- take care of 10 tables last...More

Thank nicolegall
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6016 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-3234
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Scotts Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-439-8448
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