Fodor's Expert Review Carolina's Mexican Food

$ North Central Phoenix Mexican

This small, nondescript restaurant in North Phoenix makes the most delicious, thin-as-air flour tortillas imaginable. In-the-know locals have been lining up at Carolina's for years to partake of the homey, inexpensive Mexican food, so it makes sense that she expanded from the original Downtown Phoenix location to let a little more of the Valley in on the action. The tacos, tamales, burros, flautas, and enchiladas are served in takeout containers. You can buy tortillas to take away, but good luck getting home with a full bag. The original location is in South Phoenix at 1202 East Mohave Street, and there are branches in Peoria and Mesa.

Mexican Lively Breakfast Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

2126 E. Cactus Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona  85034, USA

602-275–8231

www.carolinasmexicanfood.com

Known For:
  • Lines out the door
  • Paper-plate, no-silverware service
  • One of the most efficient kitchens in town
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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