We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Carambas

1503 Highway 14 Rochester, MN 55904-5190, Rochester, MN
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (12 reviews)
“burrito” (6 reviews)
“mexican food” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
1503 Highway 14 Rochester, MN 55904-5190, Rochester, MN
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (91)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We were looking for another Mexican restaurant but couldn't find it but this place was in the same area. We each ordered the Mexican style tacos. They were very good and the owner was great. Highly recommended.

Thank Pretzelport
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I used to go to this place almost every week for a long time until they changed the price and reduced the amount of food. We still love their food but we haven't been there that many times anymore. That's too bad....More

Thank Somsiri G
Reviewed 18 January 2017

El Carambas has a great owner and staff but the food has gone way downhill. Ordered the dinner special which was a Taco and a Burrito. Chips were good but you can only get 2 very small cups of salsa without being charged extra. The...More

1  Thank doctari1
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Haven't dined here for about 7-8 years, went back again yesterday (Friday evening) because we were tired and wanted something quick and knew the style of this place. You order at the counter, they had you a basket of chips (free) and you make your...More

1  Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Seriously have no idea who was cooking. Carrots and zucchini in a quesadilla? It was so watered down from the veggies it was squishy. Shrimp so overcooked it was like a rubber ball. And absolutely no flavor. Should have known when we tried to find...More

1  Thank HELEN B
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Maybe I'm getting picky about my mexican food. The shrimp was dry... bland. The service was sketchy. Just unorganized. Slow. And I was rather shocked at the bill. 3 adults and 3 kids for $110. What did we even eat that cost that much?? I'll...More

1  Thank Alvarado76
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I go to this place quite a lot because it is just so good I can always count on them to deliver me great food! I have ordered a variety of things and they have all been up to par. I love their tacos and...More

Thank Happy H
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The food was excellent. We are not from the area and it is not in a real popular location. We were kind of confused when we went in because there were people standing at the counter ordering so we thought we had to order before...More

Thank Bobcats80
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Don't bother with the meal plates, just get a variety of their tacos and dig in and you'll be very happy. And don't forget the tortilla chips with their burnt salsa - the best I've ever tasted!

1  Thank bac12345
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We were there for late lunch and ordered taco salads with beef. the salads looked fresh, but the beef was cooked hours ago and was too hard. The salads came 3 minutes after we ordered. They were mixed prepared ingredients. It is OK @ rush...More

1  Thank Mariy V
Nearby Restaurants
12 reviews
1.18 km away
Roscoe's Barbeque
33 reviews
1.51 km away
Opa Opa
43 reviews
.20 km away
Snappy Stop
25 reviews
1.55 km away
Nearby Attractions
All American Segway
14 reviews
1.94 km away
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial
137 reviews
1.44 km away
The Plummer Building - Mayo Clinic Historical Suite
125 reviews
2.44 km away
Douglas Trail
57 reviews
2.43 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Carambas staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
  • E-mail
The most authentic mexican cuisine in Rochester, MN.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing