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Carlos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

34224 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2821
+1 949-496-4470
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
34224 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2821
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted something small for lunch since we were meeting friends for dinner. We happened upon this place and just got nachos. We had chicken added. They were very good and plenty for the 2 of us. We were full when we...More

Thank jackiekay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal - tostada and burrito and flan. Attentive service and enjoyable fresh food for a reasonable price. Was a quiet night being a Monday night although this suited us.

Thank Briony C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had large horsefly in ice cube. Chip dripped unusual amount of grease. Restaurant had stale odor to it. Left before ordering.

Thank petelapuh
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food was decent, the service slow but friendly. My sister loves this place but I'm so so. There are so many great mexican restaurants in the area, but this one priced well.

Thank DPMom2
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I've eaten here twice and the first time I was pleased with my choice of Huevos Rancheros, it was a deliciously filling meal. The second time I tried to eat here I was disappointed with my food choice. I ordered the Chicken Flautas and they...More

Thank Urbanhick
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I love it here. Always fresh, hot, delicious food in large portions. Service is friendly and efficient. Today they had live guitar music. Ambiance is fun and comfortable. We will be back soon.

Thank Tapetseb22
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This Mexican restaurant is very popular for the locals because the consistency and friendly service. The staff have good knowledge with menu and chef prepered food with home cooking style. Food always taste authentic. Highly recommended.

Thank fayliu
Reviewed 26 November 2016

A great visual display and atmosphere like you are in Mexico and a great place for a good Mexican breakfast. Here is where it got strange. We went in looking for appetizers and were told, we really do not have appetizers. I said how about...More

Thank Charlie V
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were on vacation and on the road. Hungry on PCH 1 - where to stop - decided on Mexican. This is a real find. We had the fish tacos and they were fresh, tender and crisply fried. The nacho chips were incredible. This is...More

Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner. I will start with the good: The atmosphere is very nice. There is a nice fire area outside with seating around it. Inside, they have candles on the tables. The staff are all attentive and pleasant. Now the bad: The food....More

Thank LMM2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34224 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-496-4470
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