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San Carlos Restaurant

279 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-1811
+1 206-842-1999
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible19%
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“burrito” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
279 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-1811
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

San Carlos is a hidden gem on Bainbridge Island. The Mexican food is delicious with lots of varieties on the menu. Staff works very hard to please.

Thank SupraMike
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every now and again I go back because to be fair the food is usually decent, though on the expensive side, but the service is seriously poor. We had a reservation, but still waited 10-15 minutes at the entrance door to be acknowledged. Servers walked...More

Thank PhilFog80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant gets a pass because the owner is a big time Island supporter and does a lot for the community which is a good thing. What isn't a good thing is the food. It is truly awful. The plates are one big glop of...More

Thank rickonbainbridge
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Good Margaritas. They have a good size menu to choose from, and the portions are a good size. The wait staff were very cordial and helpful. Our waiter told us up front that the " kitchen was backed up a bit- maybe 30 minutes". Good...More

Thank retireddl
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Service was just ok. I'll order the chili rellleno again. Very cheesy. Smoked chicken enchilada accompanied it and the sauce was perfect. Not too sweet. Smoke came through on the chicken. Carnitas burrito was too sweet for my taste. Happy hour meant $4 draft beer....More

Thank SMan46
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Been there 3 times in 15 years. Didn't feel good that night each and every time. This last time, I didn't finish my meal because something was off. My son took most of his home for lunch the next day and got sick. I agree...More

Thank Danny D
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

What used to be a favorite, now I'm not so sure. Might have been an off night, but...... Had dinner in the bar with 5 friends, service was slow, (room was not full, especially for a Friday night) food was not up to par ,...More

Thank Malty55
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A small and cozy restraunt with full bar. Very large menu. Small rooms make for an intimate setting. About a 6-7 block walk from the ferry terminal. If walking, head down Winslow Way til you hit Madison then turn right and head up a gentle...More

Thank bainbridgenelson
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This "Southwest" type restauant was once known for its' great food, good service and modrate prices. All gone. During a recent visit we found that the prices have been raised while a befuddled wait staff largely ignored or forgot what each of us had ordered....More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Nice place, food was so,so.......... I had their steak burrito with rice and black beans. Not that great and bland tasting. I was expecting a pretty good size burrito and was surprised how small it was for the price. If you must have good Mexican...More

1  Thank Bill L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-1811
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bainbridge Island
  • Phone Number: +1 206-842-1999
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