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Carlos & Lucia's

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Calzada Camaron Sabalo # 2000 | Golden Zone, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
+52 669 913 5677
08:30 - 22:00
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Denver, Colorado
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149 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

which made the slow service worth it! They apparently were "slammed" just as we walked in to Carlos & Lucia's so it took a bit to get a table and then quite some time for Mojitos (which were excellent by the way) and much much longer for the food but we were very happy in the long run. Marty was... More 

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Regina, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014

The food was so good and the Mojiotos were the best I ever had. The owners are very friendly and treat you very well. You are treated as a special guest. We will be going back!!

Thank 2011Riley
Seattle, Washington, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Bases on trip advisor reviews, we chose Carlos & Lucia's...great choice! We walked in and it wasn't too busy, all outside seats taken, but the table by the bar was open, so we grabbed it. We both ordered the mojito which was awesome! Sitting by the bar we got to watch them make them from scratch....and you can tell in... More 

Thank Leanne R
British Columbia
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

On our recent visit to Mazatlan after a 5 year absense, we found Carlos and Lucia's across the street from their previous location. It didn't take long to feel at home again. Carlos and his son in law Marty make sure your visit is perfect. We must recommend the ribs! My husband is a 'rib connoisseur' and still talks about... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

On my recent trip to Mazatlan, one of many in the past 20 years, I visited this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews and had an awesome experience. The food was fabulous and the service was fun and made me feel like I was part of the family. Marty makes the best mojito...EVER and Carlos is great to talk to. We... More 

Thank 1Frong
Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2013

A small "hole in the wall" style restaurant with plenty of character! My wife and I enjoyed a night out in Mazatlan and decided to try something new in town rather than the usual boring "Mexican Plate" at some regular touristy restaurant! A Cuban & Mexican family ran restaurant offering tasters some flavors of Cuba! While the restaurant doesn't offer... More 

Thank SCHEN6868
Titusville, Florida
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

we liked carlos & lucia's a lot and have been there a few times each time we come to mazatlan. this restaurant is close to our hotel, only a few bus stops from our hotel, the pueblo bonito, so it's very convenient. the food was very good and service was great. we thoroughly enjoy ourselves every time we stop there.

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Washington, DC
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

This was walking distance from El Cid El Moro and we happened to walk by it one evening looking for a place to eat. We were thrilled to find it. The food was great, as was the service. The "ropa vieja" was just delicious. The owner is very friendly and he recommended some great dishes. We would return.

Thank w0rldtravelfan
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013

We remembered them at their other location down the street a few years ago and they are still really good. We started with Mojitos and they ranked as one of the best we've had. We tried the cuban black bean soup, a little on the sweet side, would have liked a little spice but really good. We tried the Cuban... More 

Thank debbywatts
Edmonton, Canada
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We returned to Carlos and Lucia's this month and had another great meal. We only had a few apps this time but they were great. The fish fries are melt in your mouth good. The guacamole may look basic but it's packed with flavour and was easily one of the best we tasted while in Mazatlan. Perfectly seasoned. Highly recommend... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calzada Camaron Sabalo # 2000 | Golden Zone, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan
  • Phone Number: +52 669 913 5677
Great Cuban restaurant toward the north end of the Golden Zone.

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