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Carolina's Mexican Food-The Original

#111 of 2,504 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Southwestern
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1202 E Mohave St, 9030 W Peoria ave Peoria Az, Phoenix, AZ 85034-5238
+1 602-252-1503
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07:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:30
Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were worried we were at the wrong place when we pulled up. Family told us this was a must for authentic Mexican. The outside has barred windows and doesn't look like much but there were many nice cars parked so we went in. I had to take pictures to show how it was. The food was very good but... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told this was amazing. I judge a place by their rice and beans, green chili, and overall experience. While the green chili was average, the rice and beans were terrible. Further, the A/C must have been out, because it was very hot and muggy inside the place. Also, there were so many flies in the place that I... More 

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Thank Lawdrum
Waukegan, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Everyone else's reviews some it up, and I won't repeat, other than my title. They are amazing! Go here and try the hard tacos! We weren't real impressed by the cheese tortilla; the flour tortilla & the cheese are good, but not great. This place is not romantic, but it is a very fun and interesting experience to share with... More 

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Thank calebb49
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Looks like a run down spot but knew we were in the right place when local police officers came in. Food was good, not much for ambiance.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

There are many wonderful things to eat at this local establishment, but my personal favorite is the Oaxaca Special, but you have to get it double-wrapped. Their tortillas are huge here, but to avoid the inevitable 'blow-out' on your burrito, they will wrap the burrito with an extra tortilla to hold everything together. Their buttered tortillas are also a really... More 

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Thank Cameron C
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61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Location: near airport Parking: free and on-site Atmosphere: run down-ish Staff: average Menu: fairly basic Meal: average Prices: inexpensive Visit Again: no Recommend To Friends: no

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Thank Nicole P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Picked this place for 2 reasons, proximity to the airport and reviews on TripAdvisor. The next time we are in Phoenix we will eat here again. The place was so busy at lunch that we actually ate in our car. We both had chimichangas. Probably the best chimichangas we have ever had.

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Thank Jeff C
New Palestine, Indiana
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Well, what can I say. I'll say this place has alot of personality! Really a local place to eat, where you can get authentic mexican food. Glad we stopped to get a couple of burritoes.

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Thank kkstein
Tucson, Arizona
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped on our way from Tucson to sedona. Everyone had burritos from chorizo, machca, red chili and beans. Needless to say that we all enjoyed it

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Thank Anthony R
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is certainly not a fine dining experience. Food is served in styrofoam serving containers or on paper plates. No alcohol served. The building is run down and doesn't look like much. The food is excellent. Fresh homemade tortillas made daily. Great lunch spot. Most people buy the tortillas by the dozen to take home. They always have a huge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:30
Thursday
07:00 - 19:30
Friday
07:00 - 19:30
Saturday
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1202 E Mohave St, 9030 W Peoria ave Peoria Az, Phoenix, AZ 85034-5238
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-252-1503

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?