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173 Crossroads, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-624-8454
11:00 - 20:30
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Monterey, CA
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Two soft white corn tortillas stuffed with crispy veggies and topped with a slab of crunchy fried fish. Fluffy seasoned rice and beans, black or pinto. All for $8 and change. In Carmel area, it does not get any better in price, and certainly I haven't found any other taco places at all. Plenty of parking. Casual fun atmosphere. Salsa... More 

Thank Justine_CMT
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Nice little place. Clean, fast and good food. The staff was very friendly and efficient even though they got our order wrong but they fixed very quickly.

Thank Greg C
Portland, OR
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I stopped in here for the chicken taquitos while my husband got a hot dog near by. It was clean, service was nice and fast at the counter and all the food was good and fresh. they offered 4 house salsas to choose from if you wanted to add them to your meal for no additional charge. The guac was... More 

Thank LittlebearUSA
Boise, Idaho
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197 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

It was just a quick lunch stop as we were traveling through town. The place is nothing fancy in a fairly large shopping plaza, but the food was surprisingly good. Had a burrito the size of my head with really good pork, and my wife's choice of fish tacos turned out to be among the best she had ever had.... More 

Thank IdahoKid
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We did take out and the food was just average. The cashier and cooks in the kitchen were very friendly but it doesn't make up for the food....unfortunately.

Thank Di C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

nice choice but salad bowl or rice bowl has very very little meat. went away hungry. need to increase portion size to get a great review

Thank ellen j
Walnut Creek, California
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176 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

My wife and I decided to try this place based on an article she read. We were there on a saturday for lunch and there was almost nobody there. We ordered basic things, a fish taco, side salad for my wife and i had the enchilada plate. We also both ordered an iced tea. The fish portion was well seasoned... More 

Thank khub79
Huntington Beach, California
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Ordered Taquitos and husband two tacos, large Guacamole and chips, one drink, close to 40.00. Chicken tacos had little flavor, as too with the chicken taquitos . My taqitos were delivered with a cheese on them, I'm lactose I tolerate, didn't se cheese in the description, either, when I explained to server I didn't want the cheese on it, he... More 

Thank Sandy R
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I went to this place thinking that I was going to eat authentic mexican food. I asked the server for recommendations and she recommended the mahi mahi tacos and burritos. It was alright but not the authentic flavor that I was looking for. The hottest sauce was delicious and the service was great!

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Tyler, Texas
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545 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped and ate here on our way down the coast and enjoyed it. The fish tacos were good and our service was great. The staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant was clean and the prices were decent for Carmel.

Thank WildHaireHiking

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 173 Crossroads, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-8454

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