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Joe Caribe Bistro and Cafe

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13470 Lincon Way, Auburn, CA 95603
+1 530-823-5333
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Richardson, Texas
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to work at Joe Caribe and I can safely say it is one of the cleanest kitchens I have ever seen. The food is all fresh and totally spot on. I love the pork sandwich, tacos, burritos, artichoke, and empanadas! The ambiance is warm and inviting. The staff are really friendly. This is a must try. There can... More 

1 Thank 567travelor
Auburn, California
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had great tacos here and enjoyed the food. They have beer and wine, and TV over the bar for sports programs.

1 Thank J S
Auburn, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joe Caribe used to be in a hole-in-the-wall place in a small strip mall, with seating at a small counter and a couple tables and chairs outside. They were able to move to a location just off I-80 and next to the popular Awful Annie's restaurant on Lincoln Way in Bowman. The food is delicious and different from any other... More 

1 Thank Margot F
Auburn, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Walking into Joe Caribe Bistro and Café is like going to a restaurant in the Caribbean Islands. The restaurant is well decorated in island style. The food is wonderful and well priced.

1 Thank kmachold
Eagle, Idaho
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Our hotel recommended this restaurant as it was within walking distance and offered, good, fresh food. We were not disappointed. We had to wait approx 15 minutes for a table as they were busy, but the food was worth the wait. Server was attentive and offered recommendations. My husband had the fish tacos and they were delicious. I had a... More 

1 Thank sandgravity
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The jambalaya was perfect with just the right amount of cayenne and traditional ingredients. The curry dishes were also perfectly seasoned. And don't forget to try their house sangria - refreshing and full of flavor. The facility is older probably built in the 60's but well maintained. Right off the Lincoln Ave exit on I-80 between Sacramento and Reno in... More 

1 Thank Thomas L
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We recently had a family dinner there while visiting them in Auburn. Great choice! Everyone loved what they ordered. They were even kind enough to make my granddaughters taco's crunchy to keep the birthday girl happy. We arrived a bit ahead of the normal dinner crowd, allowing for exceptional service. By the time we left it was pretty full. Definitely... More 

1 Thank Southpawlady
Auburn, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Chicken taco was delicious, fish taco, not so much....service as excellent. Disappointed in fish tacos.

Thank Twopuppies2820
Auburn, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I like this place because it is relaxed, friendly, affordable and the food is tasty. The menu has something for everyone - from vegan to meat lovers. They have a great little happy hour menu and you can get a quick bite and a drink with friends. Service is great too.

1 Thank Janet R
Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I've followed this restaurant from its humble compact beginnings in downtown auburn to this larger, full restaurant location, and it just keeps getting better. When people ask me about the food I always say it's like an explosion of flavor in your mouth! Good prices too.

1 Thank Joan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Caribbean, Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13470 Lincon Way, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-823-5333
Joe Caribe serves light ethnic food at reasonable prices. Chicken Curry Burritos, Fish Tacos and Pork Mojo Sandwiches are some of the offerings. A nice short beer list includes Chimay on tap.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?