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Carlos O'Connor Mexican Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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31 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1613
+1 732-530-6663
05:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 05:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Monroe, New Jersey
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the mole chicken special and was only ok. Have had other mole sauces that were better. There are many recipes for mole sauce this was only ok. The chicken tortilla soup was pretty good

Thank Lovetogarden52
Middletown nj
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were shopping in red bank and decided not to go to our favoorite place which is juanitos. The service was slow and we were the only ones there. I ordered soup and tacos. The soup was watery. And the meat was tough and the beans were bland. I lived in california for a few years and have gone to... More 

Thank Cathy G
New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Waited 15 minutes after being seated before anyone offered water or a drink. Then two servers came by within 30 seconds of each other to take drink orders. Food took forever to arrive and despite server advising to be careful as plate was extremely hot, the inside of the tamale was cold. Entire entree had a rancid taste, all I... More 

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Met my wife here 20 years ago tonight at Carlos O'Connors. Back every year. Great food and great memories !

Thank World_is_my_soyster
Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have been going to Carlos O'Connor's for years and the food is always good, the staff friendly and the service is excellent! I always order the guacamole even if it comes on my meal because I know how good it is and just can't wait to eat some with my chips and fresh salsa that arrives the minute you... More 

Thank Nina H
Middletown, New Jersey
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We love Carlos O'Connor's! One of the few restaurants the whole family can agree on. The beef nachos are excellent- we love the marinated red onions on this ingredient filled appy (II find that i crave them and have even attempted marinating my own) Our family usually orders the black bean burrito or chimichanga.I love the mango habanero sauce.If you... More 

Thank VagabondKim0313
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Had steak fajita, no fajita flavor! My husband had chicken fajitas and had a good fajitas flavor. Salsa was mediocre. They do BYOB which is good

Thank Momtozac
Highlands, New Jersey
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299 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I worked all day. It was a Saturday and I wanted more than fast food but less than the loud bar and restaurant across the street. I had less than a hour to eat before my movie. The service was fast and the good good and left plenty of time before closing and my 10pm movie

Thank JDRolle R
Lakewood, Ohio
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180 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Came through here on vacation at the recommendation of a friend. It was a very solid Mexican place. Good service and good food. No alcohol on the menu, just FYI, so no margaritas, but good sodas (Jarrito's). I got a vegetarian chimichianga that was really filling and great. Reasonably priced, as well. Not the best I've ever had, but very... More 

Thank Lilly S
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We hadn't been here in a few years, and decided to try it again. What a mistake! Although the service was great, the food was terrible. The salsa (if you could call it that) that they put on your table with chips, tasted like they took a can of tomato sauce, and put a few soggy cubes of vegetables in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1613
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Red Bank
  • Phone Number: +1 732-530-6663

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