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416 N Azusa Ave, Azusa, CA 91702-3441
+1 626-334-2886
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Carmens was a legend which shall be truly appreciated. I think the lady that worked there was a reflection of our personality. When I was fiendly so was she. Unfortunately time came for this great business to close. However, I am still hopeful that this great owner realizes the community needs establishments like this to understand ourselves. This beautiful business... More 

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Thank Flywheelwilly
Azusa
1 review
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Sadly this great establishment closed. We uswed to come here during our high school lunch break and eat us up some taquitos. The food was always good anytimeof day, I can't believe how many people from all over Cali heard about Carmen's. We will miss you and all your great staff

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Thank jflores0002
San Dimas, California
1 review
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Sad days ahead. We have been coming to Carmen's since 1960 when it was in a rock stone house on Foothill Blvd. Mama doesn't want to close but the family says it is the only way to get her to retire--to which she says she will go crazy. So, the rest of us will have only the memories--decent food at... More 

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Thank MikeCG604AD
West Covina, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This is the best Mexican food Ever find. It's wonderful not too expensive and very very tasty. The people who work there are very friendly and nice. I think the owner doesn't smile a lot because she works so many hours she is just tired. But if you talk to her and give them a kind word, her smile will... More 

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2 Thank Julie F
West Covina, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We've been coming here for years - it is the best place to get good Mexican food in the San Gabriel Valley, and for prices that don't break the bank. We never eat inside, but order at the patio window and eat at one of the tables out there. Love the special plate, a bargain at just over $5 for... More 

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Thank kacgamma
Azusa, California
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Carmens has always been the go-to Mexican Restaurant in Azusa. The prices are outstanding and the food is slightly above average. The service is decent, but you get to wait in a decent atmosphere. Unfortuantely, word on the street is it's going to be closing soon...so if you get a chance to go there, do it.

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Thank TruthJusticeAmerican
Riverside, California
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Love this place. Have been coming here over 30 years. Nothing fancy but good home made Mexican food at a great price. The albondigas soup is amazing and the taquitos and shredded beef tacos. Chips are good and the guacamole is blended so don't expect chunky. Our family has had a tradition of coming here and it's worth it. Oh... More 

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1 Thank councilady
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Carmen's is one of the oldest and most revered Mexican restaurants in Southern California. It is in the heart of the oldest neighborhoods (barrios) in the San Gabriel Valley and the family that owns and runs it are pillars of the community. This being said, the atmosphere of the restaurant is dark and claustrophobic. Ordering from the back door take... More 

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West Covina, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

My family has enjoyed Carmen's for years...as long as we take out or eat in their little take-out patio area! Service inside is very slow and not particularly attentive. Food is good, and prices are, of course, better as take-out than they are inside. Special plate with taco, enchilada, rice and beans is a never-fail option, as is the 2-taco... More 

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Thank kacgamma
Riverside, California
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

Carmens is a great small family owned restaurant. I have lots to say about this, have grown up going here and in fact as a child had a love hate relationship because there was never any other choice. We had to go, EVERY Friday. Once we moved away we could appreciate it much more. Good food, great prices, service is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 N Azusa Ave, Azusa, CA 91702-3441
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Azusa
  • Phone Number: +1 626-334-2886

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