We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Carlos & Lucia's

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Calzada Camaron Sabalo # 2000 | Golden Zone, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
+52 669 913 5677
08:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 08:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 167: English reviews
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

We had the fresh fish and the shrimp, Cuban style. Both were excellent. Been in Mazatlan almost four weeks, and is in the top three restaurants we were to on this visit..

2 Thank Mike K
Level Contributor
956 reviews
479 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Don't let the outside of Carlos and Lucia's fool you like it did for us for many years. This is a great restaurant with a good sized menu and wonderful service. Carlos and Lucia are very grasious people who take good care of their customers. I had the chicken tacos this time and my husband had the pork chops both... More 

Thank J-W
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We visited the restaurant about 7 pm. It was not crowded. The restaurant is not large, maybe seating about 40-50 people. The decor is decorated with many Cuban and Mexican dolls, bottles, statues, etc. It's kind a bit funky. We ordered Cuban food because we had eaten so much Mexican food. One of the things I ordered was the home... More 

Thank jagsrus
Mazatlan, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

My wife and I went to Carlos and Lucia's 3 times in a week! We enjoyed the food, mojitos, and company of Carlos and Lucia a lot! We quickly found out that it was a great place based on how many repeat and loyal customers they serve. We'll definitely be back the next time we visit Mazatlan.

Thank Jonathan G
Elk River, Minnesota
Level Contributor
100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

I've known Carlos and Lucia for several years and they are terrific people. Carlos told us about their special Christmas Eve dinner and we made reservations. We were NOT disappointed!! The pork and the turkey were excellent, the soup was superb and the flan was delicious. The company was excellent and everyone around us enjoyed themselves immensely. Don't let the... More 

Thank NorthwoodsJuan
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We love Carlos & Lucia's! The cheese enchiladas are fantastic! We eat there early in the evening when the restaurant is quiet, and have had great conversations with Carlos about Mexican and Cuban history and economy.

Thank JudyfromVancouver
Vancouver BC
Level Contributor
45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

The restaurant is beside the road but quite close to the El Cid tower in the centre of the golden zone.The decor is quaint but interesting however there is no view. The food is really good and the drinks are excellent.

1 Thank sailorman6995
Dows, IA
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

The Imperial shrimp are incredible. we always go back for the strawberry bannana crapes.Carlos is aways interesting to talk to. We try to go back each tim we go to Mazatlan. we have gone nearly annually for 15 yrears

1 Thank cjm_IA
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

Food was good and service was outstanding. I am not a mojito fan but after watching, and smelling the wonder mint being crushed, I had to try one once the sister in law had one. Ribs were good the imperial shrimp to die for. Don't let the entrance fool you this is a great place with a nice ambiance which... More 

1 Thank Clint W
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Probably the best food I've had in Mazatlan. While it was not busy, this did not deter us. Further, it allowed for great conversation with the owner. This is a 'must eat' for anyone visiting Mazatlan.

1 Thank Tiffany G

Travellers who viewed Carlos & Lucia's also viewed

Mazatlan, Sinaloa
Mazatlan, Sinaloa

Been to Carlos & Lucia's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Seafood, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calzada Camaron Sabalo # 2000 | Golden Zone, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan
  • Phone Number: +52 669 913 5677
Great Cuban restaurant toward the north end of the Golden Zone.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Carlos & Lucia's and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Carlos & Lucia's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?