Venue Info

Chef and namesake Carolina Valenzuela has been at the helm of this beloved Mexican kitchen since 1968, building this bare-bones restaurant into a local landmark over the years thanks to her top-notch Sonoran-style dishes. Operating in the same white-washed brick building (with "Carolina's" painted in red on the outside) since it opened, this Phoenix institution compensates for its lackluster appearance with bold flavor in classics like tacos, chimichangas, flautas, enchiladas, and tamales. It even makes for an ideal breakfast joint -- you can order burros with chorizo, egg, and potatoes in the AM hours, which come wrapped in Carolina's fan-favorite flour tortillas (large, paper-thin, and chewy).

Carolina's Mexican Food Phoenix
Phoenix

Carolina's

Carolina's Mexican Food

Chef and namesake Carolina Valenzuela has been at the helm of this beloved Mexican kitchen since 1968, building this bare-bones restaurant into a local landmark over the years thanks to her top-notch Sonoran-style dishes. Operating in the same white-washed brick building (with "Carolina's" painted in red on the outside) since it opened, this Phoenix institution compensates for its lackluster appearance with bold flavor in classics like tacos, chimichangas, flautas, enchiladas, and tamales. It even makes for an ideal breakfast joint -- you can order burros with chorizo, egg, and potatoes in the AM hours, which come wrapped in Carolina's fan-favorite flour tortillas (large, paper-thin, and chewy).