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Mi Carnal

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Mexican, Latin, Salvadoran, Central American
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2602 US Highway 1 S, St. Augustine, FL 32086-6191
+1 904-794-5175
10:30 - 20:00
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Montgomery, Alabama
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116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was 4 in our party and we all ordered something different. Everything was delicious and we look forward to our next visit.

Thank bless235
St. Augustine, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by to get a taste of Latin food and use a little of our Spanish. We mostly live in Central America, and the owner of Mi Carnal is from El Salvador, although the menu is mostly Mexican, as is the tienda selling sauces, sodas, etc. in the same building. Carlos was very friendly and engaging, and the food was... More 

Thank Steve J
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143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading about Mi Carnal in the local newspaper, my husband and I decided to give this place a try. I am not going to lie when I say I was initially skeptical about eating here. Sometimes, though, hole-in-the-wall restaurants serve some of the best food, and this was no exception. Mi Carnal is located on US 1 South, past... More 

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Franklinville, New Jersey
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93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Chorizo and cheese appetizers , a fantastic start to any meal. Very small eatery and grocery, excellent atmosphere. Locals eat here.

Thank james n
Riverton, Utah
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Our daughter lived close by this place a while ago, so when we went to visit to was excited to take us here. Food was authentic and amazing! We tried something new, and was not disappointed. Carlos was very enjoyable to talk to, and helped us know what to order. It is a small, hidden place, with just a few... More 

Thank JcJud
, New Jersey
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Mi Carnal is as authentic as it gets. Owner Carlos is exceptionally attentive and the food is delicious. Skip the tourist restuarants and eat here. You won't be sorry. Try the tamales , enchilada and the rice and beans. This is a great place!

Thank ajkish
St. Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great, authentic food from El Savador! Tasty pupusas with curtido! Biggest buritto was super big and enough to spilt with two people easily! Highly recommend!

Thank brittanyhill
Mill Creek, Indiana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Actually was looking for another Mexican restaurant and it was closed. We saw this one and decided to try it! Must have been fate. The chicken tortilla soup was the absolute best I have ever had! Only visiting st Augustine for 3 days and I expect to hit this restaurant at least one more time before we leave. Friendly waiter... More 

Thank Barbara K
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at MI Carnal twice. Excellent taste for all the dishes. Carne Asad and Chicken Tortilla Soup are very good. They did not have the flan on either visit. Service was friendly ,but it takes too long to get attention. Overall, very enjoyable.

Thank Dugan W
Dulles, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Located in an unassuming small strip mall on US1 just south past Walmart but on the left, this is the place. If you want the standard "Americanized" Mexican fare go anywhere else. If you want a truly authentic taco or real tamale, then this is (and I mean it), is the only place in town. Try the 3 tacos.... preferably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Latin, Salvadoran, Central American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2602 US Highway 1 S, St. Augustine, FL 32086-6191
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-794-5175

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?