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Mi Carnal

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Mexican, Latin, Salvadoran, Central American
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2602 US Highway 1 S, Saint Augustine, FL 32086-6191
+1 904-794-5175
10:30 - 20:00
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, New Jersey
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mi Carnal is as authentic as it gets. Owner Carlos is exceptionally attentive and the food is delicious. Skip the tourist restuarants and eat here. You won't be sorry. Try the tamales , enchilada and the rice and beans. This is a great place!

Thank ajkish
Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, authentic food from El Savador! Tasty pupusas with curtido! Biggest buritto was super big and enough to spilt with two people easily! Highly recommend!

Thank brittanyhill
Mill Creek, Indiana
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually was looking for another Mexican restaurant and it was closed. We saw this one and decided to try it! Must have been fate. The chicken tortilla soup was the absolute best I have ever had! Only visiting st Augustine for 3 days and I expect to hit this restaurant at least one more time before we leave. Friendly waiter... More 

Thank Barbara K
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at MI Carnal twice. Excellent taste for all the dishes. Carne Asad and Chicken Tortilla Soup are very good. They did not have the flan on either visit. Service was friendly ,but it takes too long to get attention. Overall, very enjoyable.

Thank Dugan W
Dulles, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Located in an unassuming small strip mall on US1 just south past Walmart but on the left, this is the place. If you want the standard "Americanized" Mexican fare go anywhere else. If you want a truly authentic taco or real tamale, then this is (and I mean it), is the only place in town. Try the 3 tacos.... preferably... More 

Thank Bigshrimphead
Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The outside belies what is inside. Location is at end of small strip mall and the facade of the building is bland. Walk in the door and you are in a clean, bright and inviting atmosphere. There are 6 tables and a small Hispanic market. The owner and his staff are very friendly and are quick to answer any questions... More 

Thank Richard G
Sebastian, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The service and staff are wonderful, so kind and inviting. The food is always delicious and a bargain for the serving size. This is one of our families favorite places to go.

Thank Brittany C
Jacksonville, Florida
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A nice owner and food in this simple little restaurant and store make it worth visiting. My favorite dish was the flan for dessert ($2.50). It was above-average flan, and I always like flan. I think the sauce was the best part of it, but I wish there was much more of it. Also, it was very large. While I... More 

Thank SelfMade1
Patate, Ecuador
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This inconspicuous store front has delicious Mexican and Honduran food inside. It is easy to pass by without noticing. But inside, you see everything is home made and tasty with different levels of "hot" for your taste. They also have a small Latin grocery store where you can buy hard-to-find goods.

Thank Chuck L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

No other place in St. Augustine like it.. a true hidden gem. Don't come here ordering burritos and hard shell tacos like u do at every Latin restaurant.... its it's good but be brave Eat PUPUSAS

Thank Luis T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Latin, Salvadoran, Central American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2602 US Highway 1 S, Saint Augustine, FL 32086-6191
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-794-5175

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