Price Range : Under $10 ($)
Adress: 11541 E 63rd St, Raytown, MO 64133
Phone: (816) 358-5232
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- local_parkingParkingPrivate Lot
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVYes
In the Winter time, I'm all about comfort food, so I tend toward places that feel comfortable and have pleased me in the past. Carlitos Mexican Food fits that description perfectly. Carlitos is an unpresuming, laid back kind of place. And it has the added bonus of being very handy to our house. The owners, indeed all the staff, are always friendly and welcoming and the food tends to hit the right spot for Hubby and me.
Of course, we generally still have to have the tacos, but this Winter, I've been mixing it up by also ordering their Tamale topped with Chili in addition to the tacos and I seem to be craving the soft tacos over the crisp ones. One of Hubby's favorites is the Carlitos Burrito with cheese sauce or some of the Enchiladas -- beef or pork are his first and second choice.
Carlitos Mexican Food isn't "fancy" dining, but by being consistently good they have earned a Happy Shout Out from this satisfied customer! And they are making Winter a little more tolerable for me, as well.
Microwaved Mexican food is not good.
The only way I was able to choke down my disgusting meal was to cover it in hot sauce. If you have a microwave you can find better options in the frozen section at the apple market across the parking lot.
Don't do it.
I have been going to this place for years and while the food is still good it's not what it use to be. We normally stick to it when we want to stay close to
Carlito's is on 63rd and Woodson, in the same strip mall that Big Mamma's used to be, before they moved to Crown Center. What can I say about Carlitos? Affordable Mexican Food kind of fast.
For 1.25, you can have a taco, and they are top notch. Buy a drink, and the taco is only .69 cents. Nightly..
But my favorite are the platters. The platters usually are burritos, or chimichanga, or enchiladas, with beans (that doesn't taste like dog food), and Mexican rice, that I always want more of. The most expensive platter is only 6.65. You also get a drink. They don't have beer, but do have fresh iced tea, and all the basic sodas.
The taco and enchilada sauce is not too hot or too mild. When you order it to go, they give you a little container with a lid of taco sauce. The cheese is not meh, but it's good. Everything I've had there is good.
They have a mediocre dining area, it's painted darkish red bricks, with sparse Mexican decorations. They have 2 employees working (cooking), and often one at the counter. They are personable, and pleasant. I often call in my order, and go and pick it up.
Carlito's is a basic Mexican restaurant, with good food that's served pretty fast. They make it at the time you order. They are a neighborhood restaurant. A good addition to Raytown, which seems to be missing interesting places to eat. Go ahead and give them a try.
It was somewhere between 2 and 3 stars.
The rice was tasty but the chicken in my burrito was tasteless.
It wasn't horrible but it wasn't ...good, either.