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Joe Caribe Bistro and Cafe

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13470 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603-3237
+1 530-823-5333
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Livermore, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Great food and they do take-out also. I had the pork burrito, which was good but very different flavors than you would expect.

1 Thank avander4
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

This is a good, quiet place with good Carribean food and atmosphere. The service was a bit slow but very friendly.

Thank Sam N
Grass Valley, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

We went there for the first time tonite. My husband has food allergies and the owner made sure that there were no onions on his plate. He had catfish and it was delicious! I had fish tacos and the fish was great, not deep fried. The bartender was very friendly and the overall the serine was great. We will definitely... More 

1 Thank Donna L
Loomis, California
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126 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

The food is great. We had the curry shrimp burrito and the curry noodles with chicken. Both were fantastic. Who ever thought of a thai burrito? But it works in a big way. The atmosphere is very nice. You would never think you were a stones throw from the freeway. I would have given 5 stars but the service lived... More 

Thank tomlriley
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

This place was recommended by a family member. We went although the reviews weren't that good as of late. We should have listened to the reviews. The service was terrible! The food was alright. One person in our party ordered fish and it was undercooked. Waitress was lazy, and not very friendly. Didn't seem like she wanted to be there.

Thank happytrails2y
Auburn, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I have been to Joe Caribe's for the fish tacos more times than I can count. They're always good - it's the island slaw that makes it better than other fish tacos I've had. While I'm not usually a bread pudding fan, theirs is yummy. Not too gooey with just enough sweetness to finish the meal.

1 Thank nancy n
Auburn, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Very inconsistent service. Usually ordered soup and shrimp tacos. Sometimes the soup was just slopped on the table in the middle. Once the "waiter" had his headphones on while he served us. Couldn't hear or refused to acknowledge he heard. Once there was wax paper in my taco. That was a shock

Thank Donna W
Portland, Oregon
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276 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Like the title says- Good prices, large portions, and friendly staff. All backed by delicious food. I will definitely be revisiting Joe Caribe's next time I am in Auburn.

1 Thank Happiestbaby
Auburn, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Whenever Hubby used to say, "Where would you like to eat?" I would say "Joe Caribes" before he could finish his sentence. Those days are now gone! The past four visits have been mediocre at best. I say past four visits because I loved the food so much that I kept going back in hopes that the lack of service... More 

Thank Tara H
Auburn, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

This restaurant has been in Auburn for years, but this was the first time we've eaten there. My husband was particularly curious about their fish tacos. We waited to be seated, waited to give our order, and when the server finally made it to our table, she was distracted and acted like she was not interested in being there (she... More 

Thank Sherree_W1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Caribbean, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?