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El Carnicero

Mexican Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Lakewood
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8.8/10
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  • Kelly H.
    "The goat cheese guac is a must!"(3 Tips)
    Nancy H.
    "Tamales, margaritas , goat cheese guacamole delicious"(7 Tips)
    Anne L.
    "Get the sampler of margaritas!"(7 Tips)
    Cristy S.
    "Don't sleep on the sikil pak, it's extremely tasty."(2 Tips)
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  • Cristy S.
    Cristy ShumakerJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't sleep on the sikil pak, it's extremely tasty. Barriga Taquito is amazing. Be sure and order a side of chicharrones to get the crunch of the pork rinds in your tacos!
  • breyes757🇮🇪🇮🇹🇩🇪
    Great atmosphere. The food is amazing, and the house habanero hot sauce is a must have! Thumbs up. Eat here!
  • Anne L.
    Anne LauxAugust 11, 2014
    Wow!!!!! Everything was delicious! From our drinks to the salsas to the main dish---incredible! Get the sampler of margaritas! Awesome & unique flavors!
  • Carl R.
    Carl RiccoOctober 18, 2013
    While different than Barrio, we have to compare the two. The food is prepared with more care and thoughtfulness, the flavors jump around on your tongue, and everything doesn't taste like cinnamon.
  • Tony R.
    Tony RamosNovember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the happy hour drink named The Hipster: a shot of tequila and a can of Modelo. It's like a vinyl record for your mouth.
  • Carmen P.
    Carmen PescatriceMarch 9, 2014
    Great happy hour but only when sitting at the bar. Food and drinks were awesome. Check it out if you haven't yet!
  • W. Mark C.
    W. Mark ClarkAugust 8, 2013
    Everything is great, but the creamed corn is especially yummy. And the best chips and guacamole I've ever had.
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HardyOctober 13, 2014
    The goat cheese guac is a must! Great tomales and strawberry rhubarb margarita is my favorite!!
  • Heidi
    HeidiApril 15, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Tried the Lengua. Yup, it's like pastrami, very rich. The jalepeno mustard crema is the clincher!
  • Jeanne F.
    Multiple large bars to sit and have a fabulous margarita and some guacamole with great service!!
  • Caiti K.
    Caiti KilroyAugust 23, 2013
    The guacamole is fantastic. The orange one is spicy, but really good. :-)
  • Bryan G.
    Bryan GarvinDecember 12, 2013
    Food is absolutely delicious. I got the 7-spice chicken taquitos. However, I left feeling a bit hungry. Pricy for not a lot of food.
  • Destination Cleveland
    Destination ClevelandSeptember 16, 2013
    You can’t beat $5 Wild Boar Nachos if you go during happy hour, 4-6pm. Try a margarita rimmed with chili lime salt!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CampbellAugust 18, 2013
    Super delicious! Try chorizo tamales or pork belly tacos.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SofkaApril 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty much can't go wrong. And you get a mustache with "El Hipster"
  • Nancy H.
    Nancy HernandezMarch 10, 2015
    Tamales, margaritas , goat cheese guacamole delicious
  • Constance W.
    Constance WMay 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is excellent, albeit quite salty, however the margaritas need some work!
  • Melonee S.
    Melonee SueAugust 8
    I legit crave their goat cheese guac and lamb tamales. So so good
  • Constance W.
    Constance WSeptember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent...highly recommend the duck tamales.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DudleyAugust 25, 2014
    This is the place to go for real tamales. The guacamole is ridiculous.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MillerAugust 3, 2013
    Yummy food with a kick! If you like bold mexican food this place is for you.
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BellJuly 25, 2013
    Get there early for happy (4-6) by 6:30 it was packed and a line out the door.
  • John M.
    John MillsFebruary 27
    Best tequlia selection on the West side.
  • Sasha C.
    Sasha CoyleJune 4, 2015
    The tamal I got really want anything special. Overpriced Americanized food masquerading as "authentic" Mexican cuisine.
  • Renee J.
    Renee JordanAugust 9, 2013
    Excellent food. Try the guacamole
  • Carl R.
    Carl RiccoOctober 18, 2013
    Did Matthew eat at the same place I did? I'm confused. The food is nowhere near bland and service is short yet attentive. I can understand if he had different criticisms, but those seem way off.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DeCenzoDecember 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Machaca Tamales were amazing!
  • Billy T.
    Billy TylerJune 7, 2015
    Try the margarita samplers!!
  • Will K.
    Will KeslingAugust 1, 2013
    Love the Bistec and Gaucamole!
  • Carl R.
    Carl RiccoOctober 18, 2013
    Amazing food, good service. You've done it again.
  • Heidi
    HeidiAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Classic Mexican flavors as if you're in Mexico!
  • Heidi
    HeidiFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the spicy sweet rooster claw
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BellJuly 25, 2013
    Goat cheese guac yum!
  • Heidi S.
    Heidi SaloJanuary 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sikil pak and pato taquitos
  • Thomas N.
    Thomas NebesarJune 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Tonga chicken and Guac
  • Will K.
    Will KeslingSeptember 17, 2013
    Bistec = el awesome sauce
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZamboDecember 15, 2013
    Great food
  • Chris M.
    Chris ManbyAugust 14, 2014
    Sooooo good!!!!!
  • Dan K.
    Dan KetterickAugust 11
    Guacamole!
  • Jessica
    JessicaNovember 23, 2013
    Naked women on the walls
  • Michael L.
    Michael LambertSeptember 19, 2013
    Fantastico!
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