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“Delicious, delightful, different!”
Review of Mi Carnal

Mi Carnal
Ranked #93 of 583 Restaurants in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
St. Augustine
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delicious, delightful, different!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Tourists might never find Mi Carnal, but it's a secret that locals know. Authentic Salvadoran pupusas are hard to find in most places in the 50 states, but in St. Augustine the locals are fortunate not only to have pupusas--the pupusas are really excellent at Mi Carnal! The owners clearly have one central focus--give the customers great food at a great price. Don't expect fancy tablecloths and an extensive wine list. This is Fundamentally Fine Food and a terrific family experience.

  • Visited January 2013
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St. Augustine, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican and Salvadoran food!”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We love heading over to Mi Carnal for breakfast and lunch! Lots of tasty menu options, good coffee, and friendly folks. We always pick up fresh corn tortillas and Mexican Coke in the tienda on our way out!

Visited September 2012
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Authentic flavor, nice family run establishment”
Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

The food is fresh. The people are so nice. The only setback is the convenient -store like atmosphere in which the dining room is set. But their taco salad is excellent! Actually, everything is delish!

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Middletown, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“My Best Friend”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

Absolutely a hidden gem amongst the overpriced tourist traps of Saint Augustine. At Mi Carnal you will find authentic Central American cuisine that is truly made with love and fine ingredients. The sweet tamale set off our meal alongside several pupusas. The family that owns and runs this restaurant were very friendly and warm and if I lived in the area I would certainly frequent this stop regularly, you really just cant go wrong here. Amazing food at more than reasonable prices, it's worth the detour from historic downtown!

  • Visited July 2011
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great little restaurant”
Reviewed November 29, 2011

This restaurant is terrific. The food and the atmosphere make you feel like you have traveled to Central America for lunch. It is operated by a very nice family who make you feel very welcome. I highly recommend the Papusa. Food is great and the prices are very reasonable. it is your best bet for Mexican/Salvadorean food in Florida.

  • Visited November 2011
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