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Joe Caribe Bistro and Cafe

13470 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3237
+1 530-823-5333
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“shrimp tacos” (16 reviews)
“quinoa” (5 reviews)
“curry” (6 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13470 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3237
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very bright and colorful setting with a nice eclectic selection of Caribbean themed dishes, Joe Caribe's is a good stop for a casual family gathering.

Thank Philup1
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on way from Tahoe to SF. We wanted something other than the typical burgers. Joe Caribe fit the bill. An interesting menu. Kind of Caribbean. Kind of Mexican. An unusual but interesting mix. The food was surprisingly tasty. The shrimp tacos had...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We eat here often. The food is amazing and tasty. I like the pork mojo sandwich or the vegetarian curry in a bowl with tortillas on the side. My husband gets the shrimp "bowl" a la carte. The whipped sweet potatoes are so heavenly. I...More

Thank KnowForeignLands
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Good food great service. They got our order wrong . Quickly straightened it out. Let us take the "mistake" which was actually delicious. Just not what we ordered ..:) Kind , knowledgeable staff!

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank 567travelor
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank Margot F
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
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...More

1  Thank sandgravity
Reviewed 1 October 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...More

1  Thank Thomas L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3237
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-823-5333
  • E-mail
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.