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Joe Caribe Bistro and Cafe

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13470 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3237
+1 530-823-5333
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, CA
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315 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch on way from Tahoe to SF. We wanted something other than the typical burgers. Joe Caribe fit the bill. An interesting menu. Kind of Caribbean. Kind of Mexican. An unusual but interesting mix. The food was surprisingly tasty. The shrimp tacos had great flavor- the slaw is delicious. The chips were a bit strange but the salsa... More 

Thank Jim M
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here often. The food is amazing and tasty. I like the pork mojo sandwich or the vegetarian curry in a bowl with tortillas on the side. My husband gets the shrimp "bowl" a la carte. The whipped sweet potatoes are so heavenly. I haven't had anything on the menu I didn't like. Oh, and they serve local Auburn... More 

Thank KnowForeignLands
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Good food great service. They got our order wrong . Quickly straightened it out. Let us take the "mistake" which was actually delicious. Just not what we ordered ..:) Kind , knowledgeable staff!

Thank Scott B
Richardson, Texas
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I used to work at Joe Caribe and I can safely say it is one of the cleanest kitchens I have ever seen. The food is all fresh and totally spot on. I love the pork sandwich, tacos, burritos, artichoke, and empanadas! The ambiance is warm and inviting. The staff are really friendly. This is a must try. There can... More 

1 Thank 567travelor
Auburn, California
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had great tacos here and enjoyed the food. They have beer and wine, and TV over the bar for sports programs.

1 Thank J S
Auburn, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Joe Caribe used to be in a hole-in-the-wall place in a small strip mall, with seating at a small counter and a couple tables and chairs outside. They were able to move to a location just off I-80 and next to the popular Awful Annie's restaurant on Lincoln Way in Bowman. The food is delicious and different from any other... More 

1 Thank Margot F
Auburn, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Walking into Joe Caribe Bistro and Café is like going to a restaurant in the Caribbean Islands. The restaurant is well decorated in island style. The food is wonderful and well priced.

1 Thank kmachold
Eagle, Idaho
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Our hotel recommended this restaurant as it was within walking distance and offered, good, fresh food. We were not disappointed. We had to wait approx 15 minutes for a table as they were busy, but the food was worth the wait. Server was attentive and offered recommendations. My husband had the fish tacos and they were delicious. I had a... More 

1 Thank sandgravity
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The jambalaya was perfect with just the right amount of cayenne and traditional ingredients. The curry dishes were also perfectly seasoned. And don't forget to try their house sangria - refreshing and full of flavor. The facility is older probably built in the 60's but well maintained. Right off the Lincoln Ave exit on I-80 between Sacramento and Reno in... More 

1 Thank Thomas L
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We recently had a family dinner there while visiting them in Auburn. Great choice! Everyone loved what they ordered. They were even kind enough to make my granddaughters taco's crunchy to keep the birthday girl happy. We arrived a bit ahead of the normal dinner crowd, allowing for exceptional service. By the time we left it was pretty full. Definitely... More 

1 Thank Southpawlady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Caribbean, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13470 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3237
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-823-5333
Joe Caribe serves light ethnic food at reasonable prices. Chicken Curry Burritos, Fish Tacos and Pork Mojo Sandwiches are some of the offerings. A nice short beer list includes Chimay on tap.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?