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Review of Carlos O'briens - CLOSED

Carlos O'briens
Price range: US$25 - US$25
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Paradise Valley
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Very fast service and the food was delicious. Prices are reasonable for the Scottsdale area. Good atmosphere for discussing business.

Thank mike k
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Went for the first time and frankly the food is average. The plate of food looks full because of the large amount of Mexican Rice and Beans loaded on it. Wile the food was OK, it is far from the best Mexican food I had.

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1  Thank toyman111
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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

Not super authentic Mexican food, but it's the kind of Mexican food that I grew up on (when not eating real Mexican food in Mexico on our annual family vacations). Carlos has been around for a long time and it has been consistent for as long as I've been eating there. Their spinach con queso is the best I've ever found. The flavor, creaminess, and hint of spice is a perfect combination. The only thing I don't like is ending up there close to closing and the dip gets to be a little on the thick side. It's better when it's fresh and more runny. They also make the BEST pollo fundido! Some of their dishes could afford a little more seasoning but all in all, Carlos is definitely one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. The chips are thin and crispy, they give you a good size bowl of salsa with your chips (not like many other restaurants which require you to constantly have to ask the busser for more), they have hot sauce available for those who like it hot, and their portions are extremely large! Definitely will continue to go back time and time again. :)

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Thank kirshsgirl
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Ok service, large group and even though we asked for separate checks they didn't split in advance. Afterwards they did but it was a hassle. Because the server was guaranteed a tip because of the party size I think that's why he didn't come back as often. Too bad because I would have ordered more drinks.

Thank Lucky-PHX
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Carlos O'Briens has been around forever. It's good "americanized" mexican food. They have a great selection and awesome drinks too. Generous portion size is also welcome. They even have a "healthier" menu if you are watching your weight - with a yummy skinny margarita to drink.

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Thank sregonini
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