El Paso >Food & Dining > Los Bandidos De Carlos-Mickeys
1310 Magruder St, El Paso, TX | Directions 7992531.786177 -106.417349
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 10pm
HORRIBLE SERVICE and DRY FOOD – My husband and I were visiting from LA. Hotel recommended this place. We got there on a week night and the place was packed- good sign so far. They placed us in the far corner. 10min later, waiter wizzed by to take order. I ordered the fajitas. He didn't even bother to ask what type of tortillas I wanted. My husband ordered some kind of beef plate. Their "mild" salsa was extremely HOT. And I could typically handle medium salsa. I thought the waiter made a mistake w/ the salsa- No, he said, this IS the mild. There goes my chips and salsa and salsa on my fajitas. The food arrived and of course there were no tortillas for my fajitas. I asked for them, and 10 minutes later, they arrived- when my fajitas got cold. My husbands beef strips were very dry. The waiter NEVER stopped by after bringing the food to see if everything was all right- perhaps refill our drinks as we really needed it. After a long wait, my husband waived him down to bring us the check. On the bill, the waiter didn't even add the large pina colada we ordered and he brought us. Heck, we weren't going to wait another 15 minutes to get him to come again to our table and another 15 min to bring the corrected check. We were totally dissappointed with both the food and service. Even the major chains of mexican food restaurants beat this place.
Best queso and margaritas around – Carlos & Mickey's has the best queso anywhere. It's thick not watered down or thinned down. You can add green chilies and/or chorizo. It's spicy, thick, and real cheese! As Emeril would say - you could put this on the bumper of a Volkswagon and it would taste great! Their margaritas are very powerful and you can get 3 sizes: regular (plenty), El Paso size, or Texas size. Their food is authentic Mexican and out of this world. Service is a bit slow.
Great Service – The food was above average, but the Service was the best I've had in a long time. The wait staff was attentive, and the price was great. A good place to take out of town visitors. Also, there is a military discount on Tuesdays.
Margaritas – Great margaritas. good atmosphere. Food is decent, but nothing to write home about.
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