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El Carambas

1503 Highway 14 Rochester, MN 55904-5190, Rochester, MN
+1 507-281-3104
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“tamales” (3 reviews)
“refried beans” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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1503 Highway 14 Rochester, MN 55904-5190, Rochester, MN
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We all loved our meals! I got the Steak Taco trio and it was delicious! I'm not usually a fan of refried beans but their's are AMAZING! I've been thinking about them since we ate there 3 days ago and now I wish I was...More

Thank jchelle06127
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere is eclectic/busy with any and all manner of Mexican cliche items on display. The lunch special offering was a quesadilla and taco combo that included rice and beans. I had my choice of chicken or beef. Not sure if the beef was shredded or...More

Thank rschmitt73
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

The chille rellenos are to die for. The tamales are awesome and the refried beans are a major step above most. People giving bad reviews on the food is likely because they simply need to go to "chillies" or "on the boarder" were authenitic taste...More

Thank Brad T
Reviewed 4 December 2017

While normally trying not to review local restaurants I am making an exception here. After years and years of truly great meals at El Carambas I finally tried their posole. It is amazing. The depth of flavors is wonderful and the chicken and hominy only...More

2  Thank robertbobcline
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I'll tell you what...this place is about the best real mexican food you can get at price that won't kill ya. Good lunch specials and good take out.

Thank Caleb T
Reviewed 5 October 2017

If you are looking for a fancy dining experience, you may want to go elsewhere. If you want great Mexican food served quickly by friendly staff, then this is the place to go. The seating area is small, but decorated with numerous items from and...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The set up here is a little different and the service is spotty. They have a salsa bar and you are supposed to get your own after you get your chips and your meal. The chips arrived well after we were seated and the drinks...More

Thank marpau1
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The picture shows a 2 burrito meal and we paid extra for steak. Nothing inside but meat pellets. No lettuce, cheese, guacamole. We won't be ordering from them again. Dry, dry, dry food.

Thank do_ac821
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I'm from Texas and this is the closes I have found up here in the Mid West to real Mexican Food. The owners are from Mexico and they have about 30-40 different hot sauces and they use Flank Steak to make their Fajitas, when all...More

Thank rockwearhouston10
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We're open to try dives and this looked cute on the outside. Salsa bar nice touch. But.... the Las Carambas nachos tasted like they used leftover meat. And they ran out of guacamole! I just want to get this taste out of my mouth.

Thank 4RealMom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1503 Highway 14 Rochester, MN 55904-5190, Rochester, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-281-3104
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The most authentic mexican cuisine in Rochester, MN.
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