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Carlos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican,
34224 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2821
+1 949-496-4470
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“chorizo” (3 reviews)
“burrito” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
34224 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2821
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We came Saturday night & they had a guitar player who also sang- he was very talented. We ate outside where they have a huge fire pit. I ordered the rubbed chicken which came with rice & beans. It was very good.

Thank littlgrn
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Stopped in for lunch and saw the Calamari steak combo. Had to try it. Started off wit free tortilla chips and fresh salsa. Then the Calamari. The dish was excellent, lightly fried and seasoned. Hot fresh flour tortillas, salad, beans and rice. I will be...More

Thank Chuck8700
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I stopped in not knowing anything about the place. I wish I would have read the reviews first because I found the food just average. The service was prompt and friendly. The atmosphere is relaxing and laid back, but the food just wasn't that good.

Thank UHManoa
Reviewed 24 June 2017 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 20 June 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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