Carlsbad Tavern

spicy

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Positive 6

  • The food is wonderful, flavorful but not excessively spicy. - Steve
  • Spicy enough. - Samantha
  • After trying about 10 different places looking for good, spicy Mexican style food near north Chandler, we found our new favorite place. - Andrew
  • Food is spicy and always cooked just right. - Susan
  • If you're like me and like things on the spicy side, they have some spicy- extremely spicy dishes to try! - Shawn
  • If you like spicy food, this is the place! - D

Negative 3

  • " We decided to split the Blue Corn Enchiladas and the 1/2 Rotisserie Spicy Citrus Chicken. - C.M.
  • Pozole was spicy and the hominy had no flavor. - Mark
  • The chicken sounded like it should be spicy with habanero and guajillo chiles. - C.M.

service

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Positive 33

  • Nice people, great service, great food, strong drinks.... - I.
  • Excellent service! - Aris
  • Excellent food, excellent service and great atmosphere. - Rob
  • Great service and amazing food. - Jessie
  • Amazing food, excellent service and a beautiful atmosphere. - Robin
  • Perfect service, friendly staff. - Emily
  • Amazing food, amazing service, and amazing atmosphere! - sydney
  • Good food, and good service. - Christina
  • Our service was excellent and pleasant. - debby
  • Service was prompt and courteous. - Lee Viu

Negative 13

  • Kitschy decor, annoying TVs, service was ok but disinterested. - Mark
  • This was further proved by the goofy bats all over, the fake caves, and the awful service which is so typical of a tourist trap. - Fred
  • The server, didnt seem to care about the service, after all the 18% was already included. - Vanessa
  • To top it off, we were overcharged for the side of guacamole we ordered and the service was terrible the second half of our meal. - Jeannie
  • Service and food is always pretty hit and miss but we kept coming back because when it was good, it was good. - Jeannie
  • Perhaps it was an off day, but the food and the service were quite poor. - Elizabeth
  • I had decent service, but everyone's food was terrible. - Nathan
  • Thirdly, the service was lacking. - Kirstin
  • The service is also hit or miss. - Meg
  • Great service but overall food disappointing. - Charee

restaurant

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Positive 5

  • The food is good with a great deal of variety and the restaurant is very unique. - D
  • This restaurant has fantastic ambiance and unbelievably great tasting food, the best I've had in Phoenix!!! - Chris
  • Carlsbad Tavern is my favorite Mexican restaurant. - Valerie
  • Great restaurant for the price and amount of food. - debby
  • It's a nicely decorated restaurant with excellent food and good service. - LaVerne

Negative 6

  • To begin with, I think the outside of the restaurant sets false expectations as to what you shall find once on the inside. - Joanne
  • We asked for chips and salsa (not free like in EVERY other Mexican restaurant BTW). - Bob
  • It breaks my heart to have to write this review of a restaurant that used to be one of my favorite places to eat in Scottsdale. - Tyger
  • The restaurant in general was not very clean. - Jeff
  • The restaurant was nearly deserted at 8:30 and we didn't feel very welcome. - Jeff
  • The restaurant itself is really dark inside, really dark. - matthew

food

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Positive 51

  • Nice people, great service, great food, strong drinks.... - I.
  • Excellent food, excellent service and great atmosphere. - Rob
  • Great service and amazing food. - Jessie
  • Amazing food, excellent service and a beautiful atmosphere. - Robin
  • Great food! - Aris
  • Excellent Southwestern Food. - Jay
  • Good variety of delicious food. - Scott
  • Amazing food, amazing service, and amazing atmosphere! - sydney
  • Good food, and good service. - Christina
  • Loved the food- great salsa! - Stephanie

Negative 29

  • Other than that, tasty food, but not good enough. - Jonathan
  • This was possibly the worst Mexican and definitely the worst New Mexican food I have ever had. - R
  • Bland food, bland food, and bland food. - Timothy
  • If you want to pay too much for bad food and drink this is your place. - Thomas
  • Not as fancy, but "normal" Mexican food with lots of non-spicy options. - Bob
  • the food is not really good, and they do an 18% automated tip, careful!! - Andre
  • First of all our waiter was terrible and the food was so so . - Ray
  • This was the worst New Mexican food and margaritas we ever had! - C.M.
  • If the ambience isnt enough to kill your appetite, the food sure is. - Joanne
  • Unless we hear some significant changes to the food and drink, I think we'll have to hang out with Superman instead! - C.M.

happy hour

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Positive 10

  • I love happy hour! - Spenser
  • They have an excellent happy hour as well. - Kelsey
  • I love the outside seating and the reverse happy hour is incredibly affordable. - Loriana
  • Great all around from the service to the Filet Mignon Tacos to the Prickly Pear Margarita Incredibly reasonable Happy Hour!! - Aaron
  • I went for happy hour. - James
  • Happy hour prices are great! - Nicole
  • Good eats and drinks for happy hour, love the atmosphere! - T
  • We often go on the weekends after 11 and take advantage of the happy hour sliders. - De Anna
  • I had some happy hour appetizers including the potstickers and they were devine. - James
  • I love that happy hour and those delicious margaritas and those yummy potstickers... - Mandi

Negative 1

  • It is not so much of a Happy Hour in terms of prices. - Brad

place

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Positive 34

  • Great place. - Lee Viu
  • An incredible place. - Steve
  • Very accurate when it comes to heat intensity so if you like it hot this is a good place to go. - Andrew
  • The place is cool and the staff is great. - Karla
  • This place is great! - Christina
  • I recommend this place. - Steve
  • Love this place! - Ryan
  • Love this place ! - Susan
  • LOVE THIS PLACE! - Jessica
  • LOVE this place. - sarah

Negative 19

  • I would not recommend this place. - Andre
  • What the hell happened to this place??! - Tyger
  • I would not recommend this place to anyone because it's NASTY and does not do Arizona Mexican cuisine any justice at all. - Hal
  • If you want to pay too much for bad food and drink this is your place. - Thomas
  • I have no idea how this place has 4 stars on here. - Joanne
  • Not one to normally criticize but this place is highly over rated. - Ray
  • Use to love this place and went here a lot with friends and family. - Walt
  • I guess I should expect all of this lack of flavor and spice, as this place is obviously appealing to tourists who aren't used to our spices. - Fred
  • I was excited to check this place out. - Vanessa
  • I don't think this place lives up to the hype. - Katie

new mexican

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Positive 6

  • With inventive New Mexican entrees, Carlsbad Tavern provides both great atmosphere and eats! - Alex
  • Absolutely awesome New Mexican food. - Michael
  • After trying about 10 different places looking for good, spicy Mexican style food near north Chandler, we found our new favorite place. - Andrew
  • New Mexican food is the cuisine and they give big portions and rich in flavor :-) - Christina
  • This is the best New Mexico style mexican food I have had in the Valley. - sarah
  • The New Mexican Potstickers are one of the best things i've ever eaten...so yummy. - Shawn

Negative 5

  • This was possibly the worst Mexican and definitely the worst New Mexican food I have ever had. - R
  • This was the worst New Mexican food and margaritas we ever had! - C.M.
  • This is a far cry from real New Mexican cuisine. - Mark
  • It wasn't bad, and I probably made a bad menu choice: I ordered a steak at a place specializing in New Mexican cuisine. - Jennifer
  • Food was okay, but not nearly as good as other New Mexican spots like Blue Adobe or Dick's Hideaway. - Kelly

patio

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Positive 15

  • Awesome patio too. - Jacob
  • Nice patio. - Steve
  • Great patio when the weather is nice. - Andrew
  • Their carne adovada is my favorite in town and their outside patio is great in the season. - John
  • great late night menu, awesome patio - Carol
  • Great green chile, nice atmosphere, good patio and well stocked bar. - J
  • Awesome patio and great bar area. - Heather
  • They have a gorgeous patio and open till 2:00 am! - Christine
  • Outside on the patio was GREAT. - Jennifer
  • Different kind of mexican food with a great atmotsphere, especially on the patio Service is always a little less tha excellent when busy. - Ed

Negative 7

  • We arrived at noon, it wasn't terribly busy, so we sat outside on the patio. - Tyger
  • I had reserved in advance and our table was out on the patio, as the reservationist had recommended as the temp dropped to the 80's. - Vanessa
  • Inside it's like a bat cave and the outside patio in nice weather looks relaxing. - C.M.
  • If it weren't for the patio/water feature, I don't think this place would be in business. - Elle
  • The atmosphere is unique (I said unique, not upscale or even overly clean) and the outdoor patio offers a nice waterfall for scenery. - Michelle
  • The atmosphere on the patio is nice with the fountains but it isn't nice having dinner to the smell of chlorine. - Elle
  • Oh, on the cooler spring evenings, that patio is addicting and intoxicating. - Ursula