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“Enjoyed the place, great place to eat excellent Mexican food. .”

Carlos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Ranked #78 of 145 Restaurants in Dana Point
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Lake Elsinore, California, United States
1 review
“Enjoyed the place, great place to eat excellent Mexican food. .”
Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Great place to go enjoy yourself n bring friend's while loven the great atmosphere an awesome food..

  • Visited January 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Orange County, California
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beware”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Don't go here if you are expecting a nice Mexican dinner. The food is bland and served on trays and baskets. A much better choice is Taco Surf just down across the street. Has a much better vibe, think Mexican beach cantina, and their food is much tastier.

Visited April 2013
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Dana Point, CA
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Muy bueno!”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

The South American atmosphere surrounding this restaurant is tantalizing. There is an outdoor patio complete with a palapa covered fire pit - a great spot to indulge in a cocktail or two. They are also pet friendly which makes for a nice family event. As for the food I have three favorite items: chorizo scrambled eggs; menudo; and, the fish "a la diabla" (hot spicy sauce) - I'm hooked! This restaurant has long time employees who always welcome you with a smile and make you feel right at home.

Visited October 2013
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great outdoor atmosphere, good authentic food, ok service”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

The outdoor dining area is a really cool atmosphere for evening outdoor dining and drinks, and the highlight of the place.

Food is authentic Mexican and pretty good. We had a number of dishes and were all pleased with our entrees and apps.



Beer selection is ok as well.

All in all, a good value, particularly if you're looking for a nice evening outdoor dining experience around a fire.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst place in Dana Point”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Decided to go there for tacos and we got the worst tacos ever !! Survice was even worst had to get up twice for help , there was just no service !! Not sure if they cared for customers

  • Visited September 2013
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