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“VERY GOOD MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN SCOTTSDALE”

Carlos O'Brien's Mexican Restaurant - Scottsdale
Ranked #371 of 3,415 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 20
Description: At Carlos O’Brien's you will find awesome Mexican food made from high quality, fresh, local ingredients. Our team begins every day bright and early slicing fresh vegetables, turning the best avocados into our famous guacamole, slowly simmering our signature sauces... and when our customers come to enjoy the delicious results, they can be sure of excellent service in a and casual setting. The food at Carlos O’Brien’s is “Arizona Style Mexican” with many of Carlos O’Brien’s unique additions. There are several one-of-a-kind recipes perfected over the past 40 years. And the team of chefs continue to innovate to come up with new customers’ favorite dishes. Not forgetting the Irish heritage of the founder, the food menu includes a few staples true to the O’Brien name. The bar menu as well includes many of great Irish beers and whiskeys, along with the best of Mexico.
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Description: At Carlos O’Brien's you will find awesome Mexican food made from high quality, fresh, local ingredients. Our team begins every day bright and early slicing fresh vegetables, turning the best avocados into our famous guacamole, slowly simmering our signature sauces... and when our customers come to enjoy the delicious results, they can be sure of excellent service in a and casual setting. The food at Carlos O’Brien’s is “Arizona Style Mexican” with many of Carlos O’Brien’s unique additions. There are several one-of-a-kind recipes perfected over the past 40 years. And the team of chefs continue to innovate to come up with new customers’ favorite dishes. Not forgetting the Irish heritage of the founder, the food menu includes a few staples true to the O’Brien name. The bar menu as well includes many of great Irish beers and whiskeys, along with the best of Mexico.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Our party of four had a very comfortable booth 82 in back. Two had wines. I had Pinot Grigio and my wife had Unoaked Chardonay. Two just had ice water.
One had the Veggio Burro with red sauce. One had small cheese sandwich.
We ordered Guacamole Dip for all with our chips and hot sauce.
My wife and I had the fish Tacos. It was talapia fish. In addition to fish, we also had many vegetables in the taco. It was an excellent dinner for me.
Our service person was SERGIO who was very outstanding, He was quick to our many requests, ie more ice, more HOT sauce, more chips, etc. He was very shrp!!

sincerely,

Ed Altman Jr.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This restaurant has such a good menu and the staff is very friendly. Truly enjoyed our experience here.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place, clean, nice patio area, nice bar area. We went for an early dinner at the Scottsdale location they had good happy hour specials. Ok beer selection. Our dinners were good and our server was very good and attentive.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We ate here three times in the last two weeks, with each time presenting the standard of fare we expected.
Four of us, always a different item, but the pattern of response was always the same. The enchiladas were cooked perfectly, the fajitas were sizzling, with the veggies crisp and fresh. Margaritas were well made and took the edge off the day.
Fun atmosphere with an upbeat staff. Fun place

Thank ChiTDI
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is the new favorite of my wife, who doesn't really like Mexican food. Although she is fond of the Chicken Quesadillas, she has recently branched out. First the chips and salsa are great - thin, crispy chips and two levels of spice in their tasty salsas (mild and spicy), although there is some inconsistency with the hot (between hot and OMG hot). Great when used together. Just as my wife has her favorite, so do I and it is usually the #1 combination - taco and cheese enchilada - great in comparison to other restaurants I have eaten at. My latest deviation from that is the Pollo Fundido. Great flavor, although a little too heavily smothered by jalapeño cream cheese. A definite do-again soon, though. Oh, and a go-together is the pitcher or small pitcher of margaritas. The small is about 5 drinks.

Although this restaurant is usually busy, no reservation is really needed.

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Thank Gary B
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