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217 Broadway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-7829
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Ranked #7 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Trying for ambiance, but so dark - had hard time reading menu. Got there before the dinner rush - make reservations. Ordered the lobster chalupa appetizer. Good but very messy and no plate to eat from, just the appetizer board. For a "finger" food - very very messy. Good Margarita, attentive staff.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Someone recommended this restaurant to me so my husband and I went for breakfast. Not many people there so we were a little worried. No reason to worry--the food was great! We would definitely return.

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Maryland
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220 reviews 220 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Starting with the salsa and bean dip, we knew we were going to have a good meal, which we did. Each of the 4 of us was happy with both the food and the very friendly service. It was a good place to meet friends coming down from LA and for us driving up from Encinitas. I would definitely go... More 

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Newport Beach, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We love Camelitas! The service is always great and the food is always delicious, start with a margarita!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The chips and salsa we beyond yummy. I ate so many of them! The only negative is the bean dip has pork in it which I don't understand. I can't eat pork so I wasn't able to eat it. I ordered the Shrimp Faijtas and they were really really good. The view of Laguna beach was beautiful. So it was... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was our 2bd visit - the first was in April. If you like margarita's, try the roasted pineapple. The deconstructed guacamole, inventive and tasty. Roasted pork, yum. Shrimp appetizer. Ask if there us a secret chef creation - when we were just there- lobster rellenos.Service us exceptional!

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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A group of us traveling for business dined here and loved it! We all got something different and we all really enjoyed it. I wish I could find the pulled pork-pineapple I got somewhere here in Ohio. Delicious!

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Kenwood, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The margaritas are amazing and the food abundant! We should have shared an Entre! My husband had a chicken quesadilla and I had a chile relent....so yummy!

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Laguna Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As locals this is our favorite spot for dine in Mexican food in town. Located just across from Main Beach on Broadway it is easily accessed by car or by foot. They have a great bar that shows the nights game and excellent service. Get a Michelada. Its a cold mexican beer served over ice with hot sauce and worchestire.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Fresh, spicy and perfectly cooked Mexican food. High quality ingredients used makes this restaurant the best choice lunch and dinner in Laguna Beach.

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Additional Information about Carmelitas

Address: 217 Broadway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: (949) 715-7829
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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