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Carl's Hide A Way

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2838 Lewis Avenue, Ida, MI 48140
(734) 269-6288
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Carl's has been around long before Mexican restaurants were trendy. It's older style gives it a little thowback vintage kind of feel. The food is different than most modern Mexican places, and it isn't a bad thing. I really like the tacos. The complimentary chips and salsa are as good, or better, than those other places. My wife loves the... More 

Thank Shoup-a-loop
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

15 of us hot rodders drove to Ida on a beautiful fall day to eat at Carl's. Well worth the trip. The food starting with excellent salsa and chips moved on to the best soft taco I have ever eaten. 15 people and the orders all came together and the food was served on the patio. Nice and clean and... More 

Thank Norman C
Monroe, Michigan
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is quite an authentic Mexican restaurant. It has a wide variety of dinners and those that I and my wife have tried have been quite tasty. Pricing is very good, service is respectable and the food quite tasty and plentiful.

Thank Adrian F
Monroe, Michigan
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is my "GO-TO" place for lunch. The place is old and not much to look at inside with tables and chairs that are old but sturdy. It is a place that you can be comfortable in a shirt and tie or a pair of coveralls. Rest assured that whatever you order will be first class and more than enough... More 

Thank ebal42479
Dundee, Michigan, United States
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I lived in the area all my life and this was our frequent stop. Carl's has never changed their recipe and there is no need to. It is off the charts amazing soft tacos. I haven't tried anything else there all these years of eating there because the soft tacos are so amazing!

Thank April E
Monroe, Michigan
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107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Five of us, 2 adults 3 kids tried Carl's for the first time in many years. The service was good. Large menu, great beer selection. We all liked the food we received and the prices were reasonable. Will definitely return. One suggestion we had was they need some background music.

Thank Zorrmichael
Hudson, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Carl's Hideaway did an excellent job hosting a large group of family members. We needed a place to have a meal after a funeral. The owner of this restaurant was very caring and went out of his way to help us get things organized. He reserved a room for all of us and he had plenty of staff to serve... More 

1 Thank traveler7330
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Best Mexican food around, I drive 15 miles from Toledo, Ohio every week for the past 10 years. I love it!

Thank Kevin K
Detroit, Michigan
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Came here after a soccer tournament in nearby Monroe. It's really a bar-like setting but the Mexican food was surprisingly good for this rural area. Carl's is only one of a few restaurants in this small but what looks like a farming town. The combo plate was good and the mini monster burrito was way too much to eat. The... More 

Thank Llamamamas
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is a favorite spot in Ida. People travel from surrounding towns for their food, it's that good.

1 Thank shooiec

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2838 Lewis Avenue, Ida, MI 48140
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ida
  • Phone Number: (734) 269-6288

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