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Joe Caribe Bistro and Cafe

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13470 Lincon Way, Auburn, CA 95603
+1 530-823-5333
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Auburn, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Walking into Joe Caribe Bistro and Café is like going to a restaurant in the Caribbean Islands. The restaurant is well decorated in island style. The food is wonderful and well priced.

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1 Thank kmachold
Eagle, Idaho
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Our hotel recommended this restaurant as it was within walking distance and offered, good, fresh food. We were not disappointed. We had to wait approx 15 minutes for a table as they were busy, but the food was worth the wait. Server was attentive and offered recommendations. My husband had the fish tacos and they were delicious. I had a... More 

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Eureka
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The jambalaya was perfect with just the right amount of cayenne and traditional ingredients. The curry dishes were also perfectly seasoned. And don't forget to try their house sangria - refreshing and full of flavor. The facility is older probably built in the 60's but well maintained. Right off the Lincoln Ave exit on I-80 between Sacramento and Reno in... More 

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1 Thank Thomas L
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We recently had a family dinner there while visiting them in Auburn. Great choice! Everyone loved what they ordered. They were even kind enough to make my granddaughters taco's crunchy to keep the birthday girl happy. We arrived a bit ahead of the normal dinner crowd, allowing for exceptional service. By the time we left it was pretty full. Definitely... More 

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1 Thank Southpawlady
Auburn, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Chicken taco was delicious, fish taco, not so much....service as excellent. Disappointed in fish tacos.

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Thank Twopuppies2820
Auburn, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I like this place because it is relaxed, friendly, affordable and the food is tasty. The menu has something for everyone - from vegan to meat lovers. They have a great little happy hour menu and you can get a quick bite and a drink with friends. Service is great too.

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1 Thank Janet R
Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I've followed this restaurant from its humble compact beginnings in downtown auburn to this larger, full restaurant location, and it just keeps getting better. When people ask me about the food I always say it's like an explosion of flavor in your mouth! Good prices too.

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1 Thank Joan B
Groveland, California
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188 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

After all the hype from friends about their fish tacos, we went on a Monday for lunch and they were out of fish. Had chicken tacos instead, which was cubed chunks of chicken, shredded would have been better. Had to pay extra to get a salad instead of rice and beans. Probably will not go here again. Note: The decor... More 

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Davis
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and great service less than a block away from Ikeda's. Fish tacos were very good, as was the quinoa with curry and vegetables, chicken or shrimp optional. Nifty selection of real brewed sodas, like ginger beer, cream soda, and root beer.

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Loomis, California
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

First visit to Joe Caribe, saw the sign out front for fish tacos. Service was average, attentive but not overly friendly. Fish tacos were good, plenty of fish, but flavor was just above average. price was good. Hard to write a review, because dinner was good but not memorable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13470 Lincon Way, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-823-5333
Description
Joe Caribe serves light ethnic food at reasonable prices. Chicken Curry Burritos, Fish Tacos and Pork Mojo Sandwiches are some of the offerings. A nice short beer list includes Chimay on tap.

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