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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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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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Dulles, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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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62 reviews
57 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
Level Contributor
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
Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A small Mexican/Salvadorian eatery. Have been driving by Mi Carnal for over a year and a few weeks ago my wife and I stopped in for a mid-afternoon snack. We were very surprised when we entered because the outside belies the inside. Very clean, neat and comfortable. Service was excellent and the food delicious. Went back this evening for supper... More 

Thank rgib1946
Saint Augustine, Florida
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is our go to spot for authentic Equadorian food. Everything is delicious, carnitas & guacamole favorites. The family running this establishment is awesome! Sauces are homemade and the kitchen (viewable from dining area) is spotless. I always recommend this place!

Thank LvFd009
Saint Augustine, Florida
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94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

As a local St Augustine resident and small business owner, I try to source out smaller local eateries. Mi Carnal is a small place In a hidden strip mall. Usually places like this crank out the best food and this place is no different. As a person obsessed with tacos and Latin food, I try it anywhere I can find... More 

Thank George T
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

My husband and I visited this restaurant today for the first time. I didn't know what to expect. On the outside the place doesn't look like much and it's small on the inside, but the food more than makes up for all of it. This is one of those places that you should not judge from the outside. It's like... More 

Thank MLM761

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