Oftentimes, the best food is hiding in the most unassuming restaurants. That’s definitely the case at Carolina’s Mexican Food, a Valley icon since 1968. For over 50 years, Phoenicians have been flocking to this hole-in-the-wall joint for tamales, carne asada, and homemade flour tortillas. It just might be the best Mexican food in Arizona!

Carolina’s has four thriving locations in Phoenix, Peoria, Mesa, and Glendale. Visit the restaurant’s website or Facebook page for more information, including current hours and a full menu.

Have you ever eaten at Carolina’s? If so, what did you order and how was it? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!

Don’t forget to check out our previous article for more of the best Mexican food in Arizona.

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