Carnitas Express has proudly served a menu melding Mexican and America favorites for over 16 years. Aside from their well-loved entrees and salsa bar, this popular Menifee restaurant also features the Carnitas Cantina. Offering up happy hour Monday through Friday and late night happy hour on Friday night Carnitas Express is doing more than just serving up Mexican food, they have become a favorite local spot to eat, drink, and be merry.
“We have one goal and that is to please you with the most delicious food and the most efficient services in an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness thanks to our loyal customers,” says owner, Doro Duran.
Happy hour starts each Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m. Enjoy happy hour prices on your favorite appetizers including chips and guacamole, nachos supreme, your choice of chicken, beef, or carnitas quesadillas, spinach dip, hot n spicy wings, cheesy French fries, or the Wings, Rings, and Things sampler.
Get happy with $3.95 margaritas during happy hour. Choose from classic, strawberry, mango, peach, wild berry, and banana either blended or on the rocks. Sip on the Cadillac margarita for only $5.95 or try one of their other specialty margaritas like the Blue Cancun margarita or the Red Bull margarita.
Come out for family friendly entertainment by the lively mariachi band every Friday night from 6 to 9 pm. The party continues from 9 pm until 1 am with a DJ spinning beats, karaoke, and late night happy hour. Domestic draft beers are only $3 and nachos supreme, meat quesadilla, and hot n spice wings are half off during late night happy hour. The kitchen stays open until 1 am too, so you can choose from their entire menu of options.
Try Doro’s Supreme Combo piled high with a little bit of everything including; cheese quesadilla, bean and cheese nachos with jalapenos, taquitos or flautas, chicken, shredded beef or carnitas with guacamole and sour cream, chicken wings, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and potato skins. Come hungry and bring your friends.
If you can’t decide what to order have no fear, they offer 22 combination plates so you don’t have to choose just one thing. Mix it up and try the Los Tres Amigos, choose three from a taco, tamale, enchilada, or chile relleno. Or perhaps you prefer lighter fare, then the salad section is for you. The Avocado Salad packs a lot of nutrition onto one healthy plate with fresh greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocado with your choice of dressing. Maybe you want the flavor of fajita but without all the guilt, then try Eva's Salad Supreme which comes stacked with fajita style chicken breast, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and avocado.
Every Sunday margaritas are only $3 after 3 PM, and on Mondays bottled beers both imported and domestic are just $2.
Check out the Carnitas Cantina!
Carnitas Express Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve, 6 am – 3 pm
Christmas Day, Closed
New Years Eve, 6 am to 9 pm
New Years Day, 6 am to 9 pm
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