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Carlos & Charlies

2309 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4107
+1 717-399-1912
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good19%
  • Average21%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible8%
22 Jan 2018
“Nice Place...Just Not For Me”
3 days ago
“Not Worth a Visit”
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Mexican, American, Pub
$$ - $$$
2309 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4107
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were hungry for some Mexican-style food and stopped in here. I had been here years ago, and it was good then. Not so anymore. The parking lot seemed fairly full, which was a good sign. When we entered, the place seemed half empty, which...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve wanted to go to Carlos and Charlie’s for years but my husband isn’t fond of southwestern style food. Until a friend suggested this restaurant for a girls night out, my chances were slim. I love Mexican food! I mean REALLY love it! I was...More

Thank Micky K
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on a Friday night, excited have the food and service we remembered. Unfortunately, that seems to have disappeared. First sign of trouble: half empty on a Friday night. Second sign: took an hour for our food to arrive. Third sign: food arrived...More

Thank Todd B
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Had a bad experience at this restaurant, they were having kind of a music trivia game between the guests and the waitress were so involved playing that wasn't paying attention to us. We have to wait to get her attention and felt ignored. So sad...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Tried enchiladas, was tortilla with beef, dry, dry, dry Rice no flavor Not ever going back Read an article how they remodeled, didn't know they got rid of buffet

2  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 13 June 2017

If you are planning a trip down memory lane to reflect on college days gone by - just go sit on campus. The service has really slipped and the food is not what it used to be. We stopped in to grab lunch and were...More

2  Thank Jona G
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate here on a whim. The bar was so loud when you walked in you couldnt even hear yourself think. This is definitely not the place it used to be. Definitely not mexican anymore. Very disappointing. Service was okay the food...More

1  Thank lildvl724
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Guess it depends what you want and seems everyone wants a plain Jane sports bar these days. Not knowing they recently renovated and changed their menu, we arrived there today after not having been there for 5+ years. All new interior. Not even close to...More

2  Thank karenandgrady
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Restaurant did a fantastic job in renovation, bar area is much more functional with more seating. Same great food, great value specials.

Thank Snack-Jack
Carlos C, Manager at Carlos & Charlies, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to here you enjoyed your visit! See you again soon!

Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Bar was completely renovated and looks fantastic. Very clean and bright. New specials, a bunch of NEW menu items and Touch-tunes. The Staff was always very friendly but they are moving faster and they have hired some new great employees. Happy Hour is now...More

1  Thank aronb_11
Carlos C, Manager at Carlos & Charlies, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! We are happy you like all of the changes! See you soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Bar, Mexican, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2309 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-399-1912
  • E-mail
Carlos & Charlies offers inexpensive and affordable American Tex-Mex food. There is a full bar and a full dining room that is filled with fun & entertaining staff members and great times! We are the perfect place to go before a party (we start the fun), for families, dates or hanging out. We like to watch games too! You can join us during these events & watch any game that's being broadcasted on one of our 7 flat screen T.V.'S. & Don't forget, if your in a hurry, or on your lunch break swing in for a quick and inexpensive bite! Everyday, Monday thru Friday, from 11am-2pm. Grab our All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet for only $9.95!
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