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The Original Carolina's Mexican Food

1202 E Mohave St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-5238
+1 602-252-1503
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“machaca” (22 reviews)
“tortillas” (79 reviews)
“burrito” (29 reviews)
Closed
07:00 - 18:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
1202 E Mohave St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-5238
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

FYI they told me the tortillas and beans are made with lard, so hubby ate solo...he said the enchilada sauce was "among the best" he'd eaten before. It's a good dive place for carnivores.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a dining tip by the rental car company to eat at Carolina's - and boy was he right! You have to look past the worn down building with bars on the window, the lack of fancy on the inside to see the amazing...More

Thank MichelleSherwin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been along time since I had food like this. Its ok other places but this is old school approach to food and I really liked all I had.

Thank WCTraveler51
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The primary reason you go to a restaurant is for the food, and Carolina's has very good Mexican food. I personally thought it was great. The place is packed for lunches, so others obviously think so, too, and have for many years. However, be advised...More

Thank Fred3nPhx
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Tried this restaurant because I heard very good things about it but it really isn't all that hot. The place is tiny and gets packed super quickly. You wait forever for your food so your best bet is to just call in a order. The...More

Thank knichole15
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The real deal! Very budget-friendly. Best tortillas I've ever had! How do such large, thin tortillas stay so strong yet tender? Ate here for lunch immediately upon our arrival at PHX airport and again for breakfast the next morning. Portions are plenty big but not...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

YUMMY!!!! I had the red pepper burrito, my 8yo twins had the cheese tortilla and my wife had cheese enchiladas. The food was soon good. We had our food to go because we wanted to eat outside. It was a beautiful evening so that was...More

Thank Ty K
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Always quick and great food!! Best tortillas in town; best with just butter!! Cheese enchiladas are perfecto & very reasonably priced

1  Thank JD2131
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I've wanted to try this place for years and I grabbed my opportunity! Don't expect any frills with the decor, but you CAN expect friendly service, reasonable prices, and excellent food.

Thank Roxy314
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I been there a lot of times everything I have gotten is great for a quick snack get the butter tortilla .

Thank Fortino G
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samcarioca
Can someone tell me why there is a Carolinas Mexican food website and a Original Carolinas Mexican Food website? I'm visiting Phoenix in April and wanted to stop by and wanted to know the difference and if one location was better in quality than the others. Sam
1 February 2017|
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Response from Cameron C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sam - I'm not too sure why there are two different websites, but I've been to all of the Carolina's throughout the Valley and the quality is great at each location. I've never had anything taste different and all of the... More
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samcarioca
Can someone tell me why there is a Carolinas Mexican food website and a Original Carolinas Mexican Food website? I'm visiting Phoenix in April and wanted to stop by and wanted to know the difference and if one location was better in quality than the others. Sam
1 February 2017|
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Response from Jeff C | Reviewed this property |
We have only eaten at the Original. And I can tell you you can't go wrong here is you are looking for authentic Mexican. The best, hands down.
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Luvdessert
Hi, I will be in the area soon & want to try Carolina's. Was checking out the menu & was wondering if someone can explain the red & green chile? Is it just a sauce made of red or green chile peppers? For example the combo #4 is a red or green chile with rice & beans. It doesn't mention any meat, so is it just a sauce over rice? Thanks
25 January 2016|
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Response from DonJose13 | Reviewed this property |
Green chilies are under ripened, and red chilies are ripe, unless specified like, chili con carne, there is no meat in the sauce.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:30
Thursday
07:00 - 19:30
Friday
07:00 - 19:30
Saturday
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1202 E Mohave St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-5238
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-252-1503
  • E-mail
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