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Carlos Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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308 NW 3rd St, Big Spring, TX 79720-1505
+1 915-267-9141
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Have visited this spot every year for 3 years while in town but I think this year will be the last. Rice this visit had a burned taste to it and queso was very thick. Just think there are probably better mexican food restaurants in the area.

Thank Karen W
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is always packed, so we thought it would be a fantastic place to go . The Margarita was terrible, and it's really not 'authentic' Mexican food. It's one of those places that sells food that has been dehydrated or comes from a can. Nothing tasted homemade, and the food was bland (and pricy, for the poor quality ).... More 

Thank MrsExtraordinaire
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Terrible food and owner is a jerk. Tells people that dislike his food not to come back. The food was horrible. NOT authentic Mexican food. Food is flavorless, bland, boring, overcooked, old and dry.

Thank askre5z
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145 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

They still have the touch at Carlos'. I love the Big Spring style of Mexican food and this was terrific. Chunky salsa is exceptional as well. The price is also right.

Thank hoopsman86
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Their salsa is just flavorful enough and chunky enough to be considered homemade with a little bit of heat. The wait staff was friendly, helpful, and quick to respond. Their portions were what I consider typical of a traditional Mexican restaurant - big. Their sopapillas had lots of cinnamon and flavorful, but were the flat triangles rather than the puffed... More 

Buda, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is my families favorite Mexican Food restaurant. Sangrias are great. But you gotta have the Steak Ranchero--what a meal.

Thank John H
Big Spring, Texas
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Let me say that we were excited to try this place after reading the reviews. First impression was good. Salsa was so hot it burned everyone's mouth. Our waitresses were so bad it was almost funny. Ordered quest and it was just melted velvetta. We ordered the popular menu items and everything was disappointing. Greasy. The rice wasn't even rice.... More 

Thank SuitCaseNhand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

The food ways very good and they had very large portions. The Mexican food was on par with what you would find on the border. They had very good chile relleno's and the enchiladas were very good also. The wait staff was quick and friendly and took care of us. On Sunday's they get packed and you may have to... More 

Thank Dean C
Midland, Texas
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

If you're in the mood for Mexican food at its best and maybe a drink or 2, then come visit Carlos!!! You won't be disappointed I promise!!! I recommend the Mexican Dinner, Smothered chicken fajita burrito, or the Spicy Chicken Ranchero!!!

Thank Michael R
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Well for my wife and I, we where passing thru, hot and tired after a day traveling on the bike. This place was recommended by the hotel clerk whe asked for a good Mexican restraunt close by. He stated that Carlos had been open since the 1950's so we went. The place is a little dated but it sets the... More 

Thank Walter B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 NW 3rd St, Big Spring, TX 79720-1505
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Big Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 915-267-9141

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