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“Great Mexican food”
Review of Carnitas Express

Carnitas Express
Ranked #2 of 67 Restaurants in Menifee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Carnitas is not an express restaurant - but a sit down, family run restaurant. It has very friendly staff and the food is excellent. The Carnitas are my favorite. They also have a lunch menu and allow seniors to order from this menu for dinner. They have great Margaritas and have a happy hour in the side room.

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Reviewed May 31, 2014

Probably the best Mexican food anywhere around here. We've been here several times for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and it's always been great. The staff is very friendly and fast. I would definitely recommend it!

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stop in at the Carnitas Express in Menifee pretty regularly for happy hour. The margaritas are really quite good and the quesadillas are big enough for two if you aren't too famished. Some nights there is a mariachi band playing. It is clean, has good prices, good margaritas and we like the food. So if you are looking for a reasonable place for mexican in Menifee that is reliably good, head for Carnitas Express.

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

My family has been going to Carnitas Express for years, and the place has tripled in size! It doesn't look like much from the outside, and it isn't fancy on the inside either, but it's clean and the food is good. Prices are reasonable too. A burrito is big enough to last for two meals for most people. Crispy tacos are made in freshly fried tortillas -- not the pre-formed kind. They have a wide selection of Mexican and American food for breakfast, and it is served all day. The breakfast combination is big enough for two, with a choice of a main entree, plus two sides chosen from muffins, fresh fruit, toast, pancakes, and more! If you have a real sweet tooth try the French Toast Revolution made from a giant cinnamon roll. I usually share a Hongos Chicken dinner, which is a large chicken breast sliced into two grilled pieces and served with mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes with rice, beans and tortillas. They also have a selection of hot sandwiches and burgers -- the grilled chicken and mushroom is yummy! Be prepared to wait for a table if you go at noon or dinner time, or Sunday morning. We go early or late to beat the crowds. It's definitely a favorite with the locals.
The newest addition is a Mariachie Band in the cantina on Friday nights. They do serve alcohol and they just started a cover charge in the cantina area on Friday nights -- guess it's become very popular. They also do take-out.

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Thank July1955
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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

No hostess, so we signed in and waited. Servers passed by a dozen times and we were never acknowledged.
We had to approach someone to get seated.
Food was mediocre, the kicker was watching the cook crack eggs over a customer counter by the takeout area over a trash can.
We won't be going here again.

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