Phoenix >Food & Dining > Carolina's Mexican Food
1202 E Mohave St, Phoenix, AZ | Directions 8503433.431512 -112.056112
Monday To Friday From 07:00 AM To 07:30 PM Saturday From 07:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central City, Nuestro Barrio
best mexican food in phoenix...yeah right! – ive heard so much about this place and how the food is to "die for "and "just the best mexican food in phoenix" and i belived it until i tried it...ok so the place isnt much to look at i can get past that but when i ordered a red chili burro and bit into it the chili drained out of the tortilla like water from a faucet not only was it the most watery red chili ive ever had it was the most tasteless ive ever had. i didnt even eat the whole thing i just tossed it. my friend that i went with had the oaxaca special and let me try it..the chorizo was also tasteless ...this place just sucked all around. i grew up on mexican food as did most of my friends and i can tell you without hesitation that Carolina's is not the "best mexican food in phoenix "nor is the food from here to "die for" dont waste your money here look for something better because i assure you there IS better than this place. how it has the kind of hype that it does i have no clue but remember its just hype.
Great food – For truly authentic Mexican food visit Carolina's on in Phoenix on 7th street and Mohave. Carolina’s has exceptionally delicious food at relatively inexpensive prices. Even though the location may not be the best it is still a really good place to eat. I would recommend getting the red chili burrito.
Bad,Bad,Bad – I heard good things about this place,But, boy was That a hoax
very substandard.My wife and I both got food sick from Carolinas.
So,I am writing this to warn others not to wast your time,money or life.
Mccurdey? Clueless. – Just visited from Portland, was awesome. Jonathan Mccurdey is a Blank. Get a clue you anti mexican. Scumbag. Stop watching the ten o'clock news and hiding in your den.
Best Mexican Food In Arizona – I love carolinas ever since a co-worker introduced me to the place i have been eating there ever since. I perfer their breakfast buritos but the other food is very good also. I know the wait is long if you walk-in, but i dont even bother with that anymore phone in order is the best way to go. Prices are cheap too, the location is bad but i dont really care about that. There is one thing i really dont care for and that is their soda, i don't know if it's just me but everytime i ordered one it just don't EVER taste right. I would recommend their food not fountain drinks. Also when you do a phone order be prepared to wait on hold for up to 5 min.
ITS HOME BABY & IT DONT GET NO BETTER!!!!!!!!! – OKAY- HERE WE GO! FIRST OFF, PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO SAY "JUST 3 CHUNKS OF MEAT" "TOO JUICY" OR ANYTHING ELSE NEGATIVE YOU'VE SAID ABOUT THE FOOD ITSELF...READ HERE....QUIT HATING!! THE FOOD HERE IS THE BEST! MY FAVORITE IS A #10 GREEN MACHACA, TO DIE FOR. I WAS RAISED ON THIS FOOD & CAN GO FURTHER...BUT WILL KEEP IT AT THIS. : ) WHEN YOU EAT CAROLINA'S FOOD YOU CAN NOT ONLY TASTE THE HEART PUT IN THEIR RECIPES BUT ALSO TASTE EM! HARD TO FIND HERE IN PHX. ALSO, PRICES? WORRIED ABOUT SPENDING TOO MUCH, HERES YOUR SPOT! HEARTY FOOD FOR A CHEAP PRICE! MY MOTHER-IN-LAW BROUGHT ME, HERSELF & HER 3 BOYS, 1 AT WHICH JUST BEING 6, WE ALL ATE AND DINED FOR ONLY $22!!! NOT TOO SHABBY RITE? WELL HERE IT IS THE BEST PART, THOUGH CAROLINA HERSELF IS NOW GONE (R.I.P) THE SMALL DOWNTOWN HEARTY RESTAURANT IS STILL RAN BY CAROLINA'S GRAND-DAUGHTERS! WHO INSIST ON CONTINUING TO "FULL-FILL NANA'S DREAM!" RUNNING AND MAINTAING DELICIOUS MEALS FOR ON AVERAGE ABOUT $4, MAKING OTHERS FULL & FULLY SATISFIED! YEAH, THE LOCATION & BUILDING ITSELF ISN'T REALLY TOO MUCH TO BRAG ABOUT BUT HAVING BEEN HERE UP & RUNNIN SINCE THE 1980'S I SAY HANDS DOWN CAROLINA'S IS THE SPOT! AN ANTIQUE-ISH LOOKING FAMILY MEXICAN FOOD SPOT WITH FOOD FROM THE SOUL AND PRICES FROM THE HEART CALLS MY NAME AND RECOMMENDATION FROM ALL ANGLES. HUNGRY? DOWNTOWN? ON A BUDGET? ROLL BY 12TH STREET N MOHAVE ON THE NORTH-EAST CORNER, ONLY A HALF MILE SOUTH OF BUCKEYE & A HALF MILE EAST OF 7TH STREET IT'S ON FIRE! KEEP UP ON THE GOOD WORK, MAINTAIN THE BUSINESS FROM YOUR HEART AND SUCCESS IS ONLY AN INCH AWAY!!! COME ON IN AND TRY IT, THOUGH ITS LOCATION MAY SCRATCH YOUR EYES I PROMISE YOU YOU'LL COME BACK FOR SOMETHING...BY CHOICE NOT SETTLE!!!!
Truly authentic Sonoran style Mexican food – If you want ambience go someplace else. If you want traditional Sonoran style Mexican food and the best tortillas anywhere, Carolina's is your place. This place is a dive, and swamped at lunchtime, but the food is outstanding. Try the chorizo and potato burrito or the machaca soft taco. On any given day, you will see neighborhood locals, firefighters, people in business suits, all waiting in line to order their food.
There is no table service, and which can be long during the busy times, but the food is worth it. If you are looking for anything other than food this is not the place. By the way, this is located directly under the south runway of Sky Harbor Airport, and any place that can survive that is got to be good.
slow service great tortillas – I followed the reviews and was sadly disapointed. I waited about 40 minutes for one burrito. Ordered a chile verde and potato burrito. The outcome was about 5 cubes of beef filled with mashed potatoes and a little bit of green salsa. I would not recomend it for someone that has limited time to go back to work.
tortillas are unbeatable!! – love the food, but the best part of this place is simply the tortillas! never found better, even in mexico!
People really Love this place? – Because I had heard so much about this place I was so excited when one day i was in the area and very hungry I looked up and saw it, I made a quick u-turn and went in. The decor had the look that i love when looking for good food. The prices were great. when I sat down and began eating my meal I was so very unimpressed. It is just food nothing special, just ok. It lacked the special flavors that that make food go from just food to delicious. Yes, I would go again to this place but, I would never make a special effort to dine here. It really is perfect for people that work in the area it is fast and inexpensive and tastes not bad.
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