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“Opens early”

Carlos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Ranked #64 of 146 Restaurants in Dana Point
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

I've been going to this restaurant since 1994. They serve an amazing chorizo and eggs plate with delicious refried beans and the chile relleno is very tasty too. The patio has very inviting open fire pit covered by a thatched palm roof. Very authentic environment since the owner is Peruvian it reflects in in the ambiance.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Great place to go enjoy yourself n bring friend's while loven the great atmosphere an awesome food..

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Don't go here if you are expecting a nice Mexican dinner. The food is bland and served on trays and baskets. A much better choice is Taco Surf just down across the street. Has a much better vibe, think Mexican beach cantina, and their food is much tastier.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

The South American atmosphere surrounding this restaurant is tantalizing. There is an outdoor patio complete with a palapa covered fire pit - a great spot to indulge in a cocktail or two. They are also pet friendly which makes for a nice family event. As for the food I have three favorite items: chorizo scrambled eggs; menudo; and, the fish "a la diabla" (hot spicy sauce) - I'm hooked! This restaurant has long time employees who always welcome you with a smile and make you feel right at home.

Thank Pupluvr
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

The outdoor dining area is a really cool atmosphere for evening outdoor dining and drinks, and the highlight of the place.

Food is authentic Mexican and pretty good. We had a number of dishes and were all pleased with our entrees and apps.



Beer selection is ok as well.

All in all, a good value, particularly if you're looking for a nice evening outdoor dining experience around a fire.

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