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About Maison Carlos

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.

3010 S. Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(561) 659-6524

Website:
http://www.maisoncarlos.com/

Parking Details:
There is parking available on the street as well as a private lot.

Additional:
Corkage Fee

Maison Carlos Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Authentic (7)
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Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Romantic (4)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Fun (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 22, 2017

It was a rainy Friday night and we went to Maison Carlos!! It was a very enjoyable, pleasant dinner. Service was amazing with handsome Latino men. The owner stopped by the table and welcomed us!! We all had cocktails and the waiter brought a delicious thinly sliced fried zucchini (not at all greasy). Bread as served warm with butter!! Our appetizers were good, but the entrees were excellent, and then dessert,, we all had flourless chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream! It was a delicious dinner!

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Absolute best service. We love the food and environment!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

We went for my husband's birthday. The food was mediocre at best. Especially for the price. There were six in our party and the cost was $241- which included a bottle of wine, an escargot appetizer, soup, 3 hangar steaks, chicken Milanese and shrimp risotto. I ordered veal piccata but after taking one bite I sent it back because something tasted so off that I couldn't eat it. I couldn't figure out if it was the veal or the cream in the sauce but I didn't want to eat more in case it made me sick. The steak was just ok and the portabello sauce that accompanied it tasted like Campbell's tomato soup. The risotto was nice and cheesy, but wasn't a good accompaniment to the shrimp and lacked salt and garlic. And I'm not a big fan of salt. I like things on the less salty side. But in this case, everything needed more seasoning. It was all quite bland. And the waiter misunderstood us with the chicken Milanese. It was on the pre fix menu and was supposed to be three courses- appetizer, main and dessert. For appetizer my daughter chose a salad but they didn't bring it. When I questioned the waiter he said it was because the chicken was served atop arugula. But when it came it was just a pounded breaded chicken breast with a salad on top. No sauce or anything. It was lack luster at best. He overheard us talking about a birthday so when he brought her dessert- key lime pie which she did not request- but they assumed she chose that- he put a candle in it and sang happy birthday to her, not my husband! (He also ordered dessert- cream brulee- which was the best thing on the menu but was overly warm). The key Like was good but not traditional. More like lemon meringue pie made with lime. It had a huge meringue on the top and the pie was made with cornstarch not sweetened condensed milk. Honestly, for the money I wish we would have gone to Three Forks. I felt bad because it was a birthday and it was my choice based on the wonderful reviews. We won't be going back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Orlando tended to our every request professionally and diligently. The good was great and the ambiance romantic

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We keep returning to Maison Carlos. We love having the owner on premises, along with his adorable son. The zucchini chips are a wonderful bonus. The food is great. Tuesday night $10 pastas in the summer will surely keep us going back! I enjoyed the Key Lime pie, which was brought out with a candle for my mother's 96th birthday!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 5, 2017

I always enjoy Maison Carlos . Never disappointed. Of ours I have my list of special favorites, Vongole, snails in a pail. duo fish of the day. Carlos takes care of each dish that comes out of the kitchen. Such a nice European style restaurant. Love it

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

nice people, great service, tasty food, can hear yourself talk, always friendly.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Our meal was a real treat. The food was delicious, the service was attentive, and the atmosphere was friendly. We will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Delicious. Carlos makes everyone feel like family

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

A wonderful "Carlos" and staff! Can't wait to go back

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Always consistently good food, good service.
Carlos is always welcoming.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Maison Carlos is probably my favorite restaurant in PB. Service and food are always consistently good, atmosphere is elegantly simple and there is never any of the pretension one often finds in this area. Carlos is always on hand and is genuinely charming and gracious. It's a lovely restaurant with delicious food.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Maison Carlos has a great deal of potential; however, the entrees lacked flavor. The shrimp risotto needed more garlic. The polenta was bland, as were the veal dishes. The complimentary chips were amazing, as were the desserts. The atmosphere is intimate and the waiters attentive.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 24, 2017

a hidden gem, that is still thriving after 20 years. They offer home made lemoncello after dinner

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Disappointed, very small portions for the money, quite noisy. Service just ok. Having
been there before restaurant gone downhill.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Underwhelmed. My expectations were not met. Based on other reviews and a friend's recommendation it was a total disappointment. The rules tasted stale and the butter tasted like it had been in the refrigerator and absorbed other flavors it was also ice cold. The pasta I ordered was in a watery broth and a total disappointment perhaps I didn't read the menu correctly but it tasted like the pasta was floating in saltwater it was penne with sausage and broccoli rabe. There was nothing special about the entire meal service or the physical space.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

As always we had an excellent meal there. The service was great, the chips were hot and yummy as ever. In all it was a very nice dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 17, 2017

very very very good service followed by impeccably flavorful and delicious food, the Mrs. had hanger steak which was charred to perfection, I had pasta and sausage which was fresh and tasty, never had to look for service they were attentive and on point from start to finish , will be going back

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Very intimate setting with impeccable staff that are willing to cater to your every need. Food is fresh and hot. I highly recommend!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Had my favorite dinner in my favorite please . Arugula salad shaved park and Vongole. I love this place because you can hear and have a conversation. Menu enticing, Carlos a wonderful host and food is constantly delicious and service very attentive

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Maison Carlos is our go to restaurant lately. The food, service, and ambience are all top notch. This time we took friends from out of town. They thoroughly enjoyed Maison Carlos, as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Hidden gem in West palm Beach Great food terrific service. Our waiter Galindo was terrific and Carlos is a most gracious host.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Great dinning experience and the food was fantastic. They host did everything to make me comfortable and the staff made my experience a memorable one.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Service was very good. Great wine suggested by waiter. Linguine with clams sauce very fresh but not highly flavored. My personal suggestion would be more garlic and a little salt.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 22, 2017

We were a table of four. We each ordered something different. We all enjoyed our food.
The service was lovely, non intrusive and perfect timing. We were the last to leave and were made to feel that we would not be inconveniencing anyone if we stayed all night.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Maison Carlos is one of our favorite restaurants in West Palm Beach. Carlos is most welcoming . The wait staff is efficient and professional with a sense of humor. The food is delicious. The complimentary fried zucchini is the best!

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Always enjoy this wonderful place. Carlos treats you like a member of the family and is very attentive. My wife had the fish special and I had the veal. Both delicious

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 13, 2017

My wife and I eat there regularly. It's one of our favorite restaurants in the dryer Palm Beach area.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 31, 2017

I dined surrounded by friendly locals who knew the staff by name. That is a great sign.
The portions were large and the food was delicious. The chef made zucchini chips tasty. I had the pork and will be going to try the duck.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

This is a neighborhood gem for us! Great food and service! We look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Another excellent restaurant along the growing Dixie Highway dining scene. Food was excellent; nicely prepared and detly served. I had a shrimp and pulled pork dish over pasta with a luscious Chipotle sauce. My wife had steak frites and her friend had the salmon. Each gave a big thumbs up.
This is a place we will return to as a great alternative to the overwhelming array of Italian restaurants.
definitely a keeper.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Hadn't been there for several years. Still fine dining. Had Bronzino - exquisite. Good wine, not too pricey. A little crowded, but good service. Will return soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Maison Carlos is my go-to neighborhood restaurant when I need to have an elegant night out, without the noise, nonsense, and pretense of many Palm Beach restaurants. It's a very off-the-beaten-path European experience. So if you were say, in Venice, and none of the tourists knew about it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere, attentive family style service, and wonderful food make for a primo dining experience. Gracias

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Always good food and good service. Carlos is the perfect owner/host. Perfect before the Kravis

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Quick Bite
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