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Carmelita's Mexican Grill

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575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(760) 767-5666
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 66
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good quality Mexican food

Most of the restaurants in Borrego Springs had 4 stars, as did this one. I found the food to be very good quality. The service was also good. It was recommended by the hotel we stayed at and several of our group ate there and commented about how good the food was.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Lake Forest, California
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Lake Forest, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Most of the restaurants in Borrego Springs had 4 stars, as did this one. I found the food to be very good quality. The service was also good. It was recommended by the hotel we stayed at and several of our group ate there and commented about how good the food was.

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Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Friendly people and great food . Outside patio was very pleasant and they even had a puppy patio that was also covered .

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We went in for a breakfast and had their burrito. It was delicious and kept us satisfied until suppertime. Our server was friendly and attentive. Would go back again if in the area.

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Ramona, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

The desert hidden gem. OK, let keep it all in perspective. Just because you don't have a lot of options does not mean you are settling. The other aide of that coin is when you don't have a lot of choices you can't be too picky. We had a great time and a good meal. Can you do better? Maybe,... More 

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Borrego Springs, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Good food with large quantities and a nice atmosphere make Carmelita's one of the friendliest spots in town. The wait staff is attentive without being bothersome.

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Stavanger, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The food was good, the drinks were good, the service was very good. Typical Mexican restaurant menu. I liked the colorful tablecloths! We'll go back.

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

There are a couple of Mexican restaurants in Borrego Springs, but this is our favorite. We come in for the soups, tamales, and enchiladas. Nothing fancy, but tasty, reasonably priced, and not that heavy, greasy stuff. We don't drink much, but there is a well-patronized full bar here, too.

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Millburn, NJ
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Good Mexican food, upbeat servers, inexpensive prices, excellent margaritas -- what more can you ask for? Note: This restaurant is not very visible at night because it's in the back of a little mall. Look for the sign along the dark roadway and then drive around to the parking lot in back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

In three weeks in Borrego Springs, this was our friends choice for lunch almost half the time. Something very comforting about the tamales, burritos, chips, guacamole, enchiladas, all the usual, always made fresh and served hot. This place feels and look like a party. You will find the entrance and lots of parking behind "The Mall" . So drive in... More 

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Carmelita's is the standard colorful, friendly, Mexican food restaurant which serves better than average tasting south of the border cuisine. This establishment also has a full service bar complete with the now ubiquitous wide screen HD LED which does NOT interfere with the dining area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: (760) 767-5666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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