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Carlos' River Cafe

1707 Nish Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60012-1552
+1 815-444-9024
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“torta” (2 reviews)
“tacos” (5 reviews)
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1707 Nish Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60012-1552
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1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No frills, no atmosphere, but some great food! The best Mexican authentic food around. Everything is made out in the open, fresh ingredients, all homemade. Served piping hot! We call and get this too go all the time as well. Try it you will not...More

Thank mbdennis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant if we're heading out that direction, great food, great service!

Thank Stanley A
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

A hole in the wall with great dinners. Sauces and seasonings all prepared fresh. Carne asada and a variety of popular foods

Thank Donald Q
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Food is great will be back.great prices.family eat there under 30 bucks.good time to go is about 5 on a tue the place was not that busy.fast service

Thank Vince A
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We love Carlos' River Cafe. It's delicious. The inside is very small and they often have live music on Friday or Saturday nights. They do a great carry out business with really affordable prices. My husband loves the King Steak Burrito which is huge. I...More

Thank Empowers13
Reviewed 22 July 2016

One of the better Mexican restaurants in McHenry / Crystal Lake area. I cant comment on the table service since I usually do take out , but the food never disappoints. Burritos , Tacos , Tortas and Chi-mi's all very good. Prices are reasonable and...More

Thank GValez
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We are still regulars (see earlier review). Everything is still great and Carlos keeps making the place look better (see photos attached to my first review). He is opening up another branch in Algonquin-probably in September 2015. We will post a review when it opens

Thank travelingdoc42
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

So, 3 days before a graduation party we were looking to do a taco bar for 65 people. The effort to do it all was becoming overwhelming so we called upon Carlos to see what the could do. This place is very close to home...More

2  Thank Jerry K
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This place is no frills, but authentic and awesome. Homemade chips and fresh ingredients make a great meal. I usually stop off on my my way home from work to bring some tacos home. It is super cheap and the salsa is delicious.

Thank ghostpepper
Reviewed 5 May 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is made on-site with fresh ingredients. The staff is very friendly. We love the burritos and the horchata drink. Enchiladas are delicious as well.

Thank Ann M
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1707 Nish Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60012-1552 (Formerly Carlos' Riverside Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-444-9024
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