Carlos and Charlie’s restaurant is more of a night out than a regular restaurant. It’s also not for the faint-hearted or shy. During dinner, they will pull you out of your seat, whether you want to or not, and whisk you away to dance with the waiters. They do mock shows that sometimes get a little out of hand. The best one we saw was about a ‘fire’ started in the kitchen, and so the waiter started chasing the chef around the restaurant with a meat cleaver. They jumped over our table and smashed into the table next to us (I think this part was accidental, as they knocked it over, with all the drinks). Many times they ran into people, and once, knocked someone off their chair (again, this was an accident). They just get so into the comedy and running that they forget where they are. It was funny and a great time if you know what to expect.
The food is actually very good, with plenty of Mexican and Tex-Mex items. It’s not too expensive and the portions are huge, so you can easily make do with an appetizer as your main course. The drinks are great, with different cocktails and yards of beer or anything else you might want in that yard glass.
As the night goes on, the tables are slowly cleared out of the way and this becomes a full-blown club with party music and everyone dancing on the tables, bars, and chairs. They arrange games and dancing contests, honing in on singles. Its open until 2am, but they don’t hurry to throw you out.
The shot girls constantly make the rounds trying to sell you a shot of tequila for 25 pesos. They will pour it in your mouth and then shake your head around whilst blowing on a whistle. All in all, it’s a fun place and a great restaurant/bar to start your night of debauchery, as it’s situated right on the hotel drag, close to all the major clubs.