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Carino's Italian-San Marcos

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1207 IH 35 South, San Marcos, TX 78666
+1 512-393-5060
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We waited over an hour for our food and half of our entrees were cold. We sent them back & watched the head cook/manager yell at our waiter for bringing it back to the kitchen. Waiter was great but he had terrible support from management.

Thank Mindy K
Jacksboro, Tennessee
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The service here was outstanding. Never had to request refills on drinks and server always came by to see if we needed anything. Food was excellent and hot! Over all great time.

Thank Arthur H
Martindale, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The place smells moldy. The walls in the bathroom are wet. The sinks are crusted white. When my husband opened up his silverware that is rolled in a cloth napkin, a bug crawls out. We wrapped it up and told the server and he even said "gross". The restaurant was not full but the service of the food was VERY... More 

Thank staples_travelers
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I should have left when the bourbon I ordered was Jack Daniels served with a lime wedge. If you like a slop of bad pasta covered with cheap cheese, this is your place. If you don't want a gross gut bomb, do yourself a favor and go someplace else.

Thank TXCraig1
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great food, friendly staff, good deals on specials. The Monday night family special is great. Get a family sized platter for the price of a single serving.

Thank Anne S
Lockhart, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

I took my 10 year old daughter here for mothers day lunch. The hostess was seating us in the bar area even though there was seating in the main dining area. I advised her I would rather not sit in the bar with my 10 year old. She insisted we sit there and refused to seat us in the main... More 

Thank Katzmeow78
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We ate at Johnny Carino's in San Marcos on a Friday evening. There were 14 of us total and people arrived at different times, within about 45 minutes of each other. We placed our orders as we got there. It was perfect. The waiter kept everyone's drinks filled while he continued to take orders of the new arrivals. I was... More 

Thank texasmom56
Wimberley, Texas
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

My wife and I stopped at this restaurant and were surprised to learn that on Tuesdays you can get 2 luncheon entrees for the price of one. The food was great and the service by our waiter "Rylan" was terrific. We had two different pasta dishes for lunch. Both were terrific. We talked to the Manager "Tammy Lepek" and she... More 

Thank TexasFullHouse
San Marcos, Texas
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I enjoyed myself, friend, daughter and niece. I ordered a pasta dish, it was great, daughter ordered baby back ribs, my niece ordered a pasta dish.

Thank Roberta H
Huntsville, Texas
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233 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

I used to eat here about once a year while on a shopping trip to the outlet mall. The food was always consistent and good. However, on this trip, the identifiable flavor of the food was mostly salt. On the positive side, the bread and dipping oil was perfect and the FRANCIS COPPOLA VOTRE SANTÉ PINOT NOIR, CALIFORNIA was a... More 

Thank pickygirl09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1207 IH 35 South, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-393-5060

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