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El Carambas

1503 Highway 14 Rochester, MN 55904-5190, Rochester, MN
+1 507-281-3104
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“tacos” (10 reviews)
“mexican food” (14 reviews)
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1503 Highway 14 Rochester, MN 55904-5190, Rochester, MN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a fancy dining experience, you may want to go elsewhere. If you want great Mexican food served quickly by friendly staff, then this is the place to go. The seating area is small, but decorated with numerous items from and...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The set up here is a little different and the service is spotty. They have a salsa bar and you are supposed to get your own after you get your chips and your meal. The chips arrived well after we were seated and the drinks...More

Thank marpau1
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The picture shows a 2 burrito meal and we paid extra for steak. Nothing inside but meat pellets. No lettuce, cheese, guacamole. We won't be ordering from them again. Dry, dry, dry food.

Thank do_ac821
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I'm from Texas and this is the closes I have found up here in the Mid West to real Mexican Food. The owners are from Mexico and they have about 30-40 different hot sauces and they use Flank Steak to make their Fajitas, when all...More

Thank rockwearhouston10
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We're open to try dives and this looked cute on the outside. Salsa bar nice touch. But.... the Las Carambas nachos tasted like they used leftover meat. And they ran out of guacamole! I just want to get this taste out of my mouth.

Thank 4RealMom
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We were looking for another Mexican restaurant but couldn't find it but this place was in the same area. We each ordered the Mexican style tacos. They were very good and the owner was great. Highly recommended.

Thank Pretzelport
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband and I used to go to this place almost every week for a long time until they changed the price and reduced the amount of food. We still love their food but we haven't been there that many times anymore. That's too bad....More

Thank Somsiri G
Reviewed 17 January 2017

El Carambas has a great owner and staff but the food has gone way downhill. Ordered the dinner special which was a Taco and a Burrito. Chips were good but you can only get 2 very small cups of salsa without being charged extra. The...More

1  Thank doctari1
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Haven't dined here for about 7-8 years, went back again yesterday (Friday evening) because we were tired and wanted something quick and knew the style of this place. You order at the counter, they had you a basket of chips (free) and you make your...More

1  Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Seriously have no idea who was cooking. Carrots and zucchini in a quesadilla? It was so watered down from the veggies it was squishy. Shrimp so overcooked it was like a rubber ball. And absolutely no flavor. Should have known when we tried to find...More

1  Thank HELEN B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1503 Highway 14 Rochester, MN 55904-5190, Rochester, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-281-3104
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The most authentic mexican cuisine in Rochester, MN.
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