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Carl's Hide A Way

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2838 Lewis Ave, Ida, MI 48140-9349
+1 734-269-6288
10:30 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Monroe, Michigan
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For anyone who has had Mexican food in the Southwest U.S. this is not Mexican food. For everyone else, it's pretty good Midwest-Mex. Lots of cheddar cheese and a little sauce. The food is fresh, drinks are good, and the service is attentive. Salsa is okay, but could have more flavor.

Thank RLKfromIda
Level Contributor
24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Very good, nothing fancy. Nice portions. Chips and salsa fresh and good. The gravy on the soft taco a very nice touch.

Thank Jim I
Monroe, Michigan
Level Contributor
30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The food was very disappointing, didn't have much taste and didn't look very appealing. The restaurant needs some major upgrading.

Thank Patty888888
Level Contributor
89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Carl's has been around long before Mexican restaurants were trendy. It's older style gives it a little thowback vintage kind of feel. The food is different than most modern Mexican places, and it isn't a bad thing. I really like the tacos. The complimentary chips and salsa are as good, or better, than those other places. My wife loves the... More 

Thank Shoup-a-loop
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

15 of us hot rodders drove to Ida on a beautiful fall day to eat at Carl's. Well worth the trip. The food starting with excellent salsa and chips moved on to the best soft taco I have ever eaten. 15 people and the orders all came together and the food was served on the patio. Nice and clean and... More 

Thank Norman C
Monroe, Michigan
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

This is quite an authentic Mexican restaurant. It has a wide variety of dinners and those that I and my wife have tried have been quite tasty. Pricing is very good, service is respectable and the food quite tasty and plentiful.

Thank Adrian F
Monroe, Michigan
Level Contributor
32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

This is my "GO-TO" place for lunch. The place is old and not much to look at inside with tables and chairs that are old but sturdy. It is a place that you can be comfortable in a shirt and tie or a pair of coveralls. Rest assured that whatever you order will be first class and more than enough... More 

Thank edbaltrip
Dundee, Michigan, United States
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

I lived in the area all my life and this was our frequent stop. Carl's has never changed their recipe and there is no need to. It is off the charts amazing soft tacos. I haven't tried anything else there all these years of eating there because the soft tacos are so amazing!

Thank April E
Monroe, Michigan
Level Contributor
109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Five of us, 2 adults 3 kids tried Carl's for the first time in many years. The service was good. Large menu, great beer selection. We all liked the food we received and the prices were reasonable. Will definitely return. One suggestion we had was they need some background music.

Thank Zorrmichael
Hudson, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

Carl's Hideaway did an excellent job hosting a large group of family members. We needed a place to have a meal after a funeral. The owner of this restaurant was very caring and went out of his way to help us get things organized. He reserved a room for all of us and he had plenty of staff to serve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2838 Lewis Ave, Ida, MI 48140-9349
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ida
  • Phone Number: +1 734-269-6288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?