Carolina's: Lunch $10 and Under
Carolina's original location downtown at 12th Street and Mohave looks like a location from a Coen Brothers movie, but that's never stopped us from wanting to grab some tacos.
At Carolina's you order and pay at the counter, they hand you cups to fill your drinks and you wait for them to call out your number. Inside, the dining area is a buzz, so think strategically -"You get the drinks, I'll look for a table."
Tacos are well-seasoned shredded beef (or chicken), with a satisfying crunch to the taco shell, lettuce, cheese, and green onion layered on top. Tasty, and exactly what makes this place a local institution.
For a treat, try the Oaxaca Special -- chorizo, potato, beans and cheese wrapped in a homeade tortilla for $3.40.
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The slightly rundown downtown location is a bit film noir. One half expects to see Anton Chigurh re-filling a salsa cup. By contrast, the Cactus Road location is more modern and polished.