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Joe Caribe Bistro and Cafe

13470 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3237
+1 530-823-5333
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp tacos” (16 reviews)
“quinoa” (6 reviews)
“pork” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Caribbean, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13470 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3237
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Caribbean style food was delicious. I ordered salmon with mango salsa, black beans and rice. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that the server let my water glass run dry and didn't come back to fill it until I was ready...More

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have gotten shrimp tacos here a couple of times. The tacos are a huge portion and very filling and tasty.

Thank Erin S
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We love this place. One of my favorites in Auburn. Fun Caribbean menu. Great ginger beer assortment. The best deal is the happy hour tacos. Pork or chicken with island slaw. Yum

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Had a meal for four, including two quite fussy teenagers. We all really enjoyed our meals; staff were attentive and helpful and knowledgeable about the food and drinks menus. We would ALL happily go back

Thank mike v
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This restaurant is located just off of Interstate 80. Handy for travelers going between the Bay Area and Reno/Tahoe. There are a number of decent restaurants on this stretch of road, but Joe Caribe is worth a stop if you are looking for something different....More

Thank RJ748
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

A variety of dishes, on the menu.. I like going at happy hour.. my favorite are the Pork or Chicken on fresh tortillas with a good chili salsa... Lots of organic dishes... great beer selections..non alcoholic ginger beer is tasty! Servers are on it, at...More

Thank moxie1022
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Discovered this little jewel next door to the hotel we stayed in. Arrived late in the evening and it was a quick and convenient choice. Good choice! Interesting blend of Caribbean and Mexican food choices. The Tomato-Curry Bisque had a nice "bite" to it but...More

Thank Louis M
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Great food! I had their house soup and it was just the right amount of spice and sweet, full of quinoa, potatoes, and chicken. We got an order of the cheese and spinach empanadas served with a side of sweet (mango?) salsa that was a...More

Thank oc_lily
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

A very bright and colorful setting with a nice eclectic selection of Caribbean themed dishes, Joe Caribe's is a good stop for a casual family gathering.

Thank Philup1
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on way from Tahoe to SF. We wanted something other than the typical burgers. Joe Caribe fit the bill. An interesting menu. Kind of Caribbean. Kind of Mexican. An unusual but interesting mix. The food was surprisingly tasty. The shrimp tacos had...More

Thank James M
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30 June 2017|
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Response from Smokenj | Property representative |
Happy Hour at Joe Caribe is 3:00PM-6:00PM daily
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13470 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3237
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 530-823-5333
Joe Caribe serves light ethnic food at reasonable prices. Chicken Curry Burritos, Fish Tacos and Pork Mojo Sandwiches are some of the offerings. A nice short beer list includes Chimay on tap.
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