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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
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Cozy (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Romantic (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Casual (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 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!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 31, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent for quality food, service and friendly atmosphere!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on December 17, 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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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

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

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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 (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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vip
 (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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