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Carl's Hide A Way

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2838 Lewis Ave, Ida, MI 48140-9349
+1 734-269-6288
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Milan, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a no frills Mexican place. The food is good and plentiful. You get a lot for you money. Just love the food here. It is hot and fresh.

Thank evanskik
Monroe, Michigan
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A small out of the way Mexican/American restaurant. Very busy and quite cramped for dining. Our waitress did not get our order correct, did not bring out entrees together and never was stopped back for additional drinks or even ask if we had what we needed.

Thank Adrian F
Monroe, Michigan
Level Contributor
40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

For anyone who has had Mexican food in the Southwest U.S. this is not Mexican food. For everyone else, it's pretty good Midwest-Mex. Lots of cheddar cheese and a little sauce. The food is fresh, drinks are good, and the service is attentive. Salsa is okay, but could have more flavor.

Thank RLKfromIda
Level Contributor
24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Very good, nothing fancy. Nice portions. Chips and salsa fresh and good. The gravy on the soft taco a very nice touch.

Thank Jim I
Monroe, Michigan
Level Contributor
35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The food was very disappointing, didn't have much taste and didn't look very appealing. The restaurant needs some major upgrading.

Thank Patty888888
Level Contributor
93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Carl's has been around long before Mexican restaurants were trendy. It's older style gives it a little thowback vintage kind of feel. The food is different than most modern Mexican places, and it isn't a bad thing. I really like the tacos. The complimentary chips and salsa are as good, or better, than those other places. My wife loves the... More 

Thank Shoup-a-loop
1 review
Reviewed 25 September 2015

15 of us hot rodders drove to Ida on a beautiful fall day to eat at Carl's. Well worth the trip. The food starting with excellent salsa and chips moved on to the best soft taco I have ever eaten. 15 people and the orders all came together and the food was served on the patio. Nice and clean and... More 

Thank Norman C
Monroe, Michigan
Level Contributor
59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This is quite an authentic Mexican restaurant. It has a wide variety of dinners and those that I and my wife have tried have been quite tasty. Pricing is very good, service is respectable and the food quite tasty and plentiful.

Thank Adrian F
Monroe, Michigan
Level Contributor
35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

This is my "GO-TO" place for lunch. The place is old and not much to look at inside with tables and chairs that are old but sturdy. It is a place that you can be comfortable in a shirt and tie or a pair of coveralls. Rest assured that whatever you order will be first class and more than enough... More 

Thank edbaltrip
Dundee, Michigan, United States
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I lived in the area all my life and this was our frequent stop. Carl's has never changed their recipe and there is no need to. It is off the charts amazing soft tacos. I haven't tried anything else there all these years of eating there because the soft tacos are so amazing!

Thank April E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2838 Lewis Ave, Ida, MI 48140-9349
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ida
  • Phone Number: +1 734-269-6288

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