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“Nice, great, good”
Review of Carmen's Garden

Carmen's Garden
Ranked #13 of 28 Restaurants in Julian
Price range: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of Julian, Carmen's Place has the best atmosphere on the mountain! Our grill master is front and center and ready to greet you as you come in. You'll be able to see the top of the line bratwurst, burgers, corn and seafood he is cooking up. Come inside and shop our gourmet food store. We have the finest selection of home jarred goods all canned by Carmen herself! The finest cheeses,salami, local wines and home baked breads are available. Everything you need for a picnic including the basket!
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Great, good, nice. All is perfect here. We took a hotdog with my friend, very good. Chips and salsa sauce too.
Thanks a lot for your kindness :)
Charlotte and kevin, thru-hikers.

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Thank charlotte d
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This was a cute little hang out for a meal. You can eat indoors or out. The menu was well rounded with good old favorites and in good size portions. The staff was very friendly and helpful and by the time we were half way through our meal the place was full and a line out the door, So get there a little early. The prices are a little on the high side but I think you pay a little extra for the location and ambiance. A good choice when in Julian.

Thank Perry H
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This cafe is perfect for a brunch.It is a bit messy but with style,the random things around make it very cozy.
we tried the tomato soup and the fried chicken with mash and they were excellent!We had to wait but we had fun noticing that the staff was running around without knowing who ordered what.It was hilarious,new customers were even asked to find the menu card by themselves.If you are not scared by the cold welcome you will find a very warm place and good solid food.

Thank fedartuk
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Carmen's Garden is a small, family-run BBQ place and we stopped here to eat, because we had 4 kids in tow and many places were already closing.

It's not the place you'd choose to experience Julian's quaintness, but it was perfect for our needs that day and we loved it. Food was good and the service friendly. I loved the outdoor seating overlooking Julian (well, kind of).

It's not trying to be anything it isn't, so if you are looking for a casual place to stop and don't need the "Julian" or "apple pie" experience, this is a fine place to come to, especially if you are traveling with kids.

Thank ReiseB
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Carmen's hospitality makes it really easy to stay and come back again and again. Great ambiance + huge servings of delicious food creates an environment that is difficult to get away from. Definitely the highlight of my Julian visit. Thanks Carmen & Staff for the wonderful experience!

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Thank David P
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