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Carlos O'Connor Mexican Restaurant

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31 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1613
+1 732-530-6663
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 05:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been going to Carlos O'Connor's for years and the food is always good, the staff friendly and the service is excellent! I always order the guacamole even if it comes on my meal because I know how good it is and just can't wait to eat some with my chips and fresh salsa that arrives the minute you... More 

Thank Nina H
Middletown, New Jersey
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We love Carlos O'Connor's! One of the few restaurants the whole family can agree on. The beef nachos are excellent- we love the marinated red onions on this ingredient filled appy (II find that i crave them and have even attempted marinating my own) Our family usually orders the black bean burrito or chimichanga.I love the mango habanero sauce.If you... More 

Thank VagabondKim0313
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Had steak fajita, no fajita flavor! My husband had chicken fajitas and had a good fajitas flavor. Salsa was mediocre. They do BYOB which is good

Thank Momtozac
Highlands, New Jersey
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299 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I worked all day. It was a Saturday and I wanted more than fast food but less than the loud bar and restaurant across the street. I had less than a hour to eat before my movie. The service was fast and the good good and left plenty of time before closing and my 10pm movie

Thank JDRolle R
Lakewood, Ohio
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145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Came through here on vacation at the recommendation of a friend. It was a very solid Mexican place. Good service and good food. No alcohol on the menu, just FYI, so no margaritas, but good sodas (Jarrito's). I got a vegetarian chimichianga that was really filling and great. Reasonably priced, as well. Not the best I've ever had, but very... More 

Thank Lilly S
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We hadn't been here in a few years, and decided to try it again. What a mistake! Although the service was great, the food was terrible. The salsa (if you could call it that) that they put on your table with chips, tasted like they took a can of tomato sauce, and put a few soggy cubes of vegetables in... More 

Thank cmr57
Middletown, New Jersey
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

My family loves this place. Once again, we wish their hours were better. Service is always super friendly and food is always delicious! It is a byob and they have frozen margarita mix available if you like. The decor is adorable. Lots of mexican artwork and lights, my kids just love it, so much for them to look at. Try... More 

2 Thank amsolu
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Food is good and it's a quirky, fun spot. The decor is so cute and friendly. Ingredients, esp seafood , tasted very fresh. Portions are decent. It's not a cheap Mexican joint like a Jose Tejas but it's different than the other restaurants in red bank. I have not tried Jaunitas in Red Bank (which I have heard is better)... More 

Thank GB08Nj
Middletown, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

My husband and I have been coming here for years, their food is always delicious, and the restaurant is cozy and intimate. Terrific food, servers, and prices in a great location in downtown Red Bank. It is a BYOB restaurant. HIGHLY recommend!

Thank theresaandjohnd
Oakhurst, New Jersey
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

There are things I really like about Carlos O'Connors like the fun decor, great service, yummy guacamole, great chips. My only complaint was that my meal was decent but not great. Maybe they could just add a little more in the way of seasoning or something. I ordered shrimp enchiladas and they were missing something. I have been to this... More 

Thank Gail F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1613
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Red Bank
  • Phone Number: +1 732-530-6663

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