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“A delightful surprise!”

Joe Caribe Bistro and Cafe
Ranked #13 of 175 Restaurants in Auburn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Joe Caribe serves light ethnic food at reasonable prices. Chicken Curry Burritos, Fish Tacos and Pork Mojo Sandwiches are some of the offerings. A nice short beer list includes Chimay on tap.
Reviewed September 9, 2013

I don't often think of Auburn as a place to get great food, but my husband and I were pleasantly surprised when we stopped here on our way back to Reno. We got to the restaurant just as Happy Hour was ending, and our waitress made sure we got our $1 off pints of beer. We both ordered the Pork Mojo grilled sandwich and when they came, we were amazed at how huge the sandwiches were! We should have split one, but instead took half of each one home. The sandwich was excellent! I would drive over the hill just to have one! Next time, we will try some other dishes, but we're pretty sure it's all good, based on the reactions form the other diners.

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We originally were directed here by a phone book when looking for a mexican restaurant that had moved. This looked unusual and we went in. It was a quiet attractive inviting atmosphere. Who would have ever thought of putting sweet potatoes in a burrito? The combinations were all good. We tried 3 different ones. Even one with peanuts. Give the unusual a try, I don't think you won't be disappointed. It is always fun to try a different combination of foods.

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1  Thank CountryHarvestUSA
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

It was a beautiful evening, and we arrived & seated, after we ordered the food, power went out, alarm went off, we were informed that the whole block had a power outage, the entire staff were very apologetic. We were given a choice to sit with the candles lit on or do take out. We opted to stay. Our dishes were delicious with attractive presentation.

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1  Thank S K T
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Order the Pork Mojo sandwich, dump on a ton of the homemade habenero sauce & thank me later! Also like them on FB and they shoot out pics of what the chef if working on a the special for the night.

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1  Thank mykiavelli
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Living but ten minutes away, we really enjoy their fish taco plates as a carryout, too. When ordering, make certain that they understand you want the plate, which includes two fish tacos, beans and rice. Their carrot and ginger slaw is also very refreshing. The salsa is truly hot, so apply sparingly!

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1  Thank Floydslips
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