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Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

5211 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709
727-545-2956
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Ranked #125 of 725 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: $0 - $20
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Hernando, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We really like this restaurant. We go there on occasion when we are in the area visiting friends. They have the best Mexican desserts. The Sopapias are out of this world. Great margaritas too.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

They have real Mexican food. The waitresses dress like they are in Mexico. They start you off with chips and salsa. Then they have so much food to choose from. After you finish the meal you just want to try something else.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Carmelita's is my favorite restaurant. I visit at least once a week and usually more than that for dine in or take out. Dine in gives you more of a deal especially if you order the special of the day. For instance, Wednesday is 2 for 1 Fajitas and it's a must eat! Their fajitas are amazing and I would... More

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Palmetto, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We go there every Friday for lunch with the gang from work. Chips and Salsa(no Charge), Salsa is fabulous. Honestly I never ordered something that wasn't good. We love this place and quite frankly the best bang for your buck at lunch time.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

But, the menu is somewhat lacking. Now, for those of you who feel that Taco Bell is average Mexican food then you'll be blown away by this menu. Not, it's not to say that the menu is horrible, it isn't. It just simply doesn't offer the variety I would like. The food itself is standard for a Mexican restaurant, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We love this Carmelita's the best. The Mariachis were there singing, and it makes for a great inexpensive night after the movies. My chicken chimichanga was very good, I would like some extra sauce though! My husband had chicken fajitas and they had a lot of meat. Fast service and very clean and bright atmosphere.

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Hernando Beach, FL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We have had a hard time finding a Mexican restaurant that suits our tastes. We are from Colorado and that is a completely different type of Mexican food. We tried Carmelita's based on the menu and good reviews. I had a sampler plate. The enchilada, guacamole tostada, rice and frijoles were very good! They have an awesome HOT salsa with... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Excellent food and service nice atmosphere. We come here every time we come to Florida and we will continue!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We've tried so many Mexican food restaurants and until now have been disappointed. Although some were okay Carmelita's is terrific.I enjoyed the a Taco, Tostado and small burrito and i tasted each one! I say this because often I can't tell them apart. Sangria was also tasty. A little sweet for my taste but my husband liked it.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Good service, nice staff. Unfortunately poor tasting mexican food. Margarita tasted like it was from a mixer. The food had no flavor, we didn't take home our left overs.

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