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San Carlos Bay Seafood Restaurant

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1901 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006-3054
+1 602-340-0892
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Albuquerque
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a number of years we always made it a point to dine hear while participating in trade shows at the Convention Center. Although it's been over 10 years since then, we were happy to find it still in business. Nothing has changed except some new paint on the walls and new curtains. Even our personable waiter has been here... More 

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Thank OldTownDan
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lunch here with local business partner. Lots of healthy options and an immersive focus on seafood. Surprised to see items like octopus and calamari introduced in several dishes. Good flavor, but the smaller pieces were a bit tough. Best bets and home runs were the salads and taco dishes. Those were excellent.

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Thank Eric H
Henderson, Nevada
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116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We happened upon it by accident, but were pleasantly surprised. NOTE: all the entrees are seafood based here, no beef or pork. That said I had fabulous Pulpo al Diabla ( Spicy Octopus) and my friend had a crab enchilada. Entrees are served with rice and beans. Margaritas were tasty and reasonably priced at $5.50. Likewise entrees were generally around... More 

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Thank Love2Travel_NE
Surprise, Arizona
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Quaint little place with good service. My wife had the shrimp tacos and loved them. I had octopus and shrimp in garlic sauce and really liked it. Lots of octopus onions, etc. Not too fond of the beans, but that's not a knock on the restaurant; just don't usually care for pintos. We'll be back even though it's over 30... More 

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Thank Jim P
Tempe, Arizona
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Since I spent a lot of time working in Guaymas and San Carlos, MX this place always reminds me of the great food in coastal Sonora. It's a bit out of the way for me, but when I'm in the area I always try to have a meal here. It is truly the most authentic N Mexico food I've had... More 

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Thank Glenn W
Springfield, Missouri
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Just picked this place kind of at random for lunch as we were traveling on business in the Phoenix area. Clean, well kept little place with a friendly staff. Salsa was house made with a good flavor and just a touch of heat. I had crab enchiladas just to try something new. They were very good and everyone else enjoyed... More 

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Thank Scott C
Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

This restaurant is a bit out of our neighborhood, but the food is SO worth the trip. Huge shrimp, flavorful food and nice clean atmosphere. The service is prompt and friendly. Hubby and I said we need to make it here more often!!!

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Thank Queenbeemel
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Great food and fast service. Totally recommend. Wide selection of dinner items. Please do not let the parking lot keep you from enjoying this family restaurant

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Thank Bill L
Scottsdale, Arizona
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172 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

I had listened to a good friend talk about this place for years. Although he had eaten other things from their menu, he absolutely raved about the fried snapper whenever he had it. Well, last week I was in the area, with time to kill before a meeting downtown, and a pretty good appetite. I decided it was the perfect... More 

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Thank Terri S
Bay Area, CA
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124 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

When we turned down the side street looking for this place, I had my doubts. But, once we parked and walked toward the door, we were greeted warmly, told to sit wherever we liked, and asked what we'd like to drink. I had grilled salmon with a garlic sauce. The fish was very good, and could have been eaten without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006-3054
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighbourhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: +1 602-340-0892

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