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Maison Carlos

4.4
322 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
Perfect For:
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Maison Carlos is a continental restaurant with an emphasis on French and Italian cuisine. Carlos and Lanie Farias opened Maison Carlos in December of 2002. After seven years on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, the couple made the decision to move their establishment a couple miles south to the El Cid neighborhood. They wanted a smaller restaurant with more of a neighborhood vibe. The new space has only eleven tables and is open for dinner only. Carlos is there every night, seating people, taking orders and is very hands on. Being open only for dinner Carlos spends his days shopping for the restaurant, selecting only the freshest ingredients.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(561) 659-6524
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Parking details
There is parking available on the street as well as a private lot.
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Corkage Fee
What 322 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding cuisine. Friendly staff and chef/owner

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great all around

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The patron Carlos was amazing, very friendly and had good wine recomendations. Food was excellent.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We have gone there many times. This night onion soup over salty, pasta special tasteless and fish special so so. Maybe different chef? They did deduct soup from bill when we notified them of problem. Hope this was a one time aberration. We always enjoyed this place

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Pizza hard like cardboard and cold; 90% crust that cracked in half, like a cracker.
Burger not as ordered.
Deviled eggs way too salty.
Waiter snotty and constantly interrupted our conversation.
Waiters were constantly pushing wine and bottled water, to all the tables. They must have asked us 15 times, if we want more wine. We eventually had to tell them to leave the bottled water alone. It was obvious they are told to push the beverages, to rake in more profit.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very pleasant staff & room

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Nice experience

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Love Carlos and crew awesome food charm ambiance thank you Carlos and Galendo!!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Maison Carlos is a quaint, but vibrant scene. It was full of laughter and conversation. It is a small restaurant, but there were several tables of 4-6. It seemed to be lots of groups of friends and a few couples. I'm not sure a group bigger than 6 could fit in there. The wine selections were great and the food was excellent. We enjoyed the entire experience.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The Vichyssoise and the Onion Soups are to die for; the service not so much. If you want great Vichyssoise or Onion soup then this is the place to go. After that the food is OK.

The service, on the other hand, could be a lot better. When I made the reservation I mentioned that my party and I were going to the Kravis Center for a show. I repeated this to the waiter when we were seated. It took 20 to 25 minutes to get our appetizers and another 20 minute wait for the entree after finishing the first course. In the end, we had no time for dessert. It was very disappointing. I would go again but not before a show.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Always good

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Always wonderful! Food and staff exceed all expectations!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

First time here. Nice food, some dishes a bit better than others, but overall quite good. It was Valentines Day and very busy. Service could have been a bit more attentive, and time to get food was a bit long, but it was a busy holiday time.
We will try it again on a non holiday time. All in all a nice experience.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was great and the service was excellent, very friendly. It's a small intimate restaurant, quiet enough for you to have a conversation. Prices were reasonable but not inexpensive. We would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Maison Carlos is our “go to” restaurant. It is a warm, friendly white tablecloth restaurant with good food. The plate of delicious zucchini chips served at each table is a special touch.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We received a warm welcome and were happy to be at Chez Carlos from then on. Menu not huge but satisfying... Waiter was great..cheerful and efficient.

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Because we had enjoyed this restaurant in the past we invited 4 friends to join us for dinner on a Saturday evening. The food was salty. The portions were very small and we felt overpriced.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

The experience was very nice. Atmosphere was lovely and peaceful. Menu was varied and food was delicious. Service was efficient and friendly.
Lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Always have a great experience when eating at Maison Carlos. Every dish I have had there is delicious! The staff as always is great and the ambiance is wonderful. Love eating here, one of my favorite restaurants in downtown West Palm Beach!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great place. Super service. Carlos is a great restaurateur. His staff while small is very efficient.
Hidden Gem on Dixie Highway.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

All good..It is always a pleasant experience.. Food consistently good.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Adorable restaurant! Excellent food and great ambiance. Adorable, small and quaint.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Maison Carlos is a small, comfortable restaurant with an interesting menu. The food was excellent food.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints!!! The food is consistently innovative and delicious. Carlos is an outstanding host and the wait staff is wonderful. It's been one of our favorites for a long time and will continue to be. A MUST TRY!!!

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2.0Dined on January 5, 2018

We loved the atmosphere, very comfortable and quiet. Good service. Civilized people. My husband had a pork tenderloin that was very flavorful but definitely overcooked. There was a blob a thick dressing on his salad. It was not tossed. And who ever hear of the French using one of those thick disgusting dressings! My salad did have a nice, flavorful, thin dressing on it and it was tossed. However, several leaves of lettuce had no dressing on them. My risotto tasted like it was made with Velveeta.

Our friends did not go with us because they had been there several times and said the food was very spotty - OK sometimes and bad other times.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

As always was great in every way. The veal in particular is outstanding. A wonderful place to go for a casual dinner that has overtones of cooking far superior than most other restaurants.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Maison Carlos is a hidden gem in WPB. In a non descript storefront along Dixie Highway it is easy to miss if you aren’t paying attention. If you are paying attention you will be rewarded by an outstanding dining experience beginning with a warm welcome from Carlos and continuing with a compact menu that offers wonderful dishes across the board. Everyone will find something to love from pizza to veal and my personal favorite, linguini with spicy meatballs, pure perfection. Prices are reasonable and you can bring your own wine if you so desire.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent service, warm and quiet ambiance,
innovative menu. We always enjoy dining here. We can always count on a delicious dinner and memorable evening. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent for quality food, service and friendly atmosphere!!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Great Italian food in a comfortable setting. The service was excellent and all four of us enjoyed our food even though we all had different salads and entrees.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas eve dinner- small family get-together. Every item of food was delicious, service was very good, tasteful decor, gorgeous original paintings. Although the location could be noisy, it was quiet.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We found the food definitely gone down from previous visits also our waiter was not willing to talk to the chef to alter a dish to meet one of our guests needs

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Service, atmosphere, & quality of food were all good. Small portions. A little pricey.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Been to Maison Carlos many times. Always great food, great service and a warm friendly greeting. Prices are great, too. Easy strett parking. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Maison Carlos remains our “go to” restaurant for its great food, service, and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food and service, Carlos, the owner, was very attentive and wanted to make sure we had an enjoyable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

A gem of a small neighborhood restaurant with great attention from the chef /owner who overseas every detail- most importantly a very accomplished kitchen

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

Wonderful all around!
The service, quality of food and ambiance- impressive! Great place for a taste meal (some unique options), conversation and special occasion.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Very interesting choices on the menu, but my wife opted for the yellowtail snapper special and I for the veal special. Both were outstanding. I also tried the crispy pork belly appetizer which was excellent. Finished off with the key lime pie and coffee. I highly recommend Maison Carlos.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

We return to Maison Carlos over and over. The food is wonderful, as is the ambience and the service is friendly.

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