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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Carlito's Cabo

Carlito's Cabo
Ranked #106 of 383 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout
Description: Carlito's Cabo: Best Hidden Culinary Experience Upon entering Carlito's Cabo, there is an immediate feeling of being at home. The ambiance is calm in spite of the lively music, there is no fussiness in the decor and it is all very clean. The welcome is so warm and delightful that one gets the impression of being part of the family. The menu is all about simple tasty comfort food, south of the border style. Patrons get a choice between a Mexican menu and Peruvian delectable dishes. This is not your typical Mexican-like food. This is authentic cuisine as found in homes in Mexico itself. It is worth the trip to the Business Loop to experience Pollo a la Brasa, Lomo Saltado, or Seco, excellent dishes from Peru. Peruvian food, considered among the best cuisine in the world, is still unexplored by the American palate. The uniqueness of Carlito's Cabo is in offering this variety in its menu so that patrons can experience authentic Mexican food as well as explore great Peruvian dishes. The prices are affordable even for students on a very tight budget. Carlito's Cabo has been in operation since 2003, but it has taken the gentle genius of its new owners to breathe new life into it and make the best hidden quiet secret in culinary experience in Columbia.
Columbia, Missouri
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Great Service with friendly people! A pretty bare bones establishment!

Excellent Lomo Saltado! And Good Tostadas!

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Columbia, Missouri
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Carnitas are awesome”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

They have amazing Carnita tacos and the Loma Sal Toda, not sure on the spelling, has amazing flavors that dance in your mouth

Visited December 2012
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Columbia, Missouri
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Carnitas in Town!”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is the best place to eat carnitas in town. I always order the same exact thing because it's THAT GOOD: Six pack of Carnitas, add limes and extra hot sauce, and a side order of beans.

Visited December 2012
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Columbia, Missouri
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not open on weekends?”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

They have very authentic food. But you have to eat before 8 and they aren't open on the weekends. We only did a drive through, we were looking for tamala's but they don't have them? We do want to go back and have dinner, but since they close early for our dinner, and they aren't open on the weekends.

Visited September 2012
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Thank susan e
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Fulton, Missouri
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Gross!”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

The restaurant is a little hole-in-the-wall place and isn't very clean! The last time I ate food from there I found a hair in my burrito! I'm not going back!

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