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“Not the Mexican Food we expected”
Review of Carlos & Harley's

Carlos & Harley's
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Eden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Carlos and Harley's Fresh-Mex Cantina (C&H Fresh-Mex Cantina) started with a vision to bring amazing Tex-Mex food to the Ogden Valley (the OV). For years, satisfied customers, locals and tourists alike, have enjoyed this vision turned-reality. What is Tex-Mex? It is a term used to describe a regional American cuisine that blends food products available in the United States and the culinary creations of Mexican-Americans influence by the cuisines of Mexico. Tex-Mex cuisine originated hundreds of years ago when Spanish-Mexican recipes combined with Anglo fare. "Tex-Mex" first entered the English language as a nickname (an abbreviation) for the Texas Mexican Railway in Southern Texas in 1875. Why do we define our establishment as a "Fresh-Mex Cantina?" We pride ourselves in serving a complete Tex-Mex menu with only the freshest ingredients - all from scratch - nothing canned or frozen. It only makes sense for us to promote our "Fresh-Mex" concept as this separates us from the rest. If this is your first time to the "C&H Cantina," let me give you a glimpse into what you can expect. You will start off your dining experience with something truly unique - a trio of flavorful salsas, including our Fresh-Mex warm-style salsa (add some homemade guacamole). Then, try our house specialty, the sizzling fajitas, a selection from our fantastic assortment of entrees, or consider making your own plate. You really can't go wrong. To drink? Perhaps a signature margarita is in order. To add to your culinary experience, we have chosen a location that is as historic as our food. The Old Town General Store in Eden has been a fixture in the "OV" since the late 1800's. Built in 1890 by Elisha Wilbur, reportedly using woodworking techniques he learned from Brigham Young, the corner building opened as a general store and town post office on the ground floor and a dance hall upstairs. The 3-story house next door, also built by Wilbur, was fashioned after a model from the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. To add to the mystique of this unique location, legend has it that the ghost of Grandma Fuller still resides at "The Store." Don't worry, she only acts out if we don't provide great service. The General store has changed ownership many times over the years. As the current stewards of The General Store, our goal is to provide killer food in a fun atmosphere, all the while celebrating the history of this landmark. Take a moment to appreciate some of the antiques that adorn the interior or head outside, if the weather permits, to enjoy our awesome patio.
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Pretty well rounded menu, but food was average at best--not typical of most comparable Mexican Restaurants around the country (including the Midwest). Nice service. Good margaritas. Would probably not go back for the food.

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was the least flavorful Mexican food we had ever had. The prices were good and the margaritas were terrific. The portions were large but we didn't even want our leftovers. I had a beef tostada that didn't even taste like they put taco seasoning in the meat.

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Thank Andrea H
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Shared the 1 lb steak fajitas with my husband. The steak was marinated and cooked just right. Plenty of food for two! Chimichangas were also huge and tasty.

7  Thank traveltimeBirmingham
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Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We ate here the last evening of our trip. We really enjoyed the food, but unfortunately they were busy and the service was incredibly slow. We did not have to wait long for a table, but we had to wait too long for our drinks and food. I would go back and give this place another try and hope for quicker service.

1  Thank kmwek
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

I grew up in the area and now vacation here a lot. My FAVORITE restaurant is Carlos and Harley's. Their food keeps getting better and better. I love the fajitas, especially the veggie ones. I like the food so much that we have it brought in when we have big groups of visitors or parties. I have opportunities to eat at great restaurants where I live in Chicago. C&H is still my favorite Mexican place!

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9  Thank James O
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