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Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

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5211 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709
727-545-2956
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 17
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good gringo-style Mexican fare

There are not a lot of choices for Mexican food in this area - but Carmelita's has four locations and has been around for a long time. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, etc. - freshly prepared and tasty, the standard varieties are not spicy - but you can add all the salsa you want... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Dale-and-Ron
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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West Haven, Connecticut
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I've driven by Carmelit's for many, many years on my visits to the area. My family and I have never gone in. This year, we took a gamble and went in. Needless to say we are going back tomorrow before we head home. We are thrilled to finally have tried it and we are singing their praises. We enjoyed our... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite foods is Mexican cuisine. I have tried dozens of restaurants that specialize in this food type. But I always keep coming back to Carmelita's. Everything I have ever ordered was prepared to my liking. Basically the restaurant has good food, good service, and very good prices. What more can you ask for?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If your looking for a small intimate, authentic Mexican meal...this is the place. I'm local to this area and my family and I frequent this place. Its not fancy and its pretty cheap - or I would say "reasonable" depending upon opinion. Service is always great and fast and the Sangria is amaze!

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

There are not a lot of choices for Mexican food in this area - but Carmelita's has four locations and has been around for a long time. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, etc. - freshly prepared and tasty, the standard varieties are not spicy - but you can add all the salsa you want. Prices are very moderate, service was fine... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

this is the most authentic and absolutely the best mexican food i have ever eaten try anything on the menu you will find it simply the best

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Seminole, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been going to this family owned and operated Mexican restaurant for at least 30 years, or ever since they opened. Opened in a storefront that has expanded to 4 storefronts, as well as two more Carmelita's in the area. We probably go to the original location almost monthly, and the others, once or twice a year. Excellent home... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I have been coming with family here for years and decided to come tonight. The waitress hardly ever visited us, which was a bad thing. But, overall the service was great and the food was just OK but worth the money. Overall, I will have to come back here again.

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Carmen L, Owner at Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Thekingofdisasters, We are happy to hear that your recent visit with us was a positive one overall! However, we are dismayed to hear that your waitress was not as attentive as she should have been; for that we deeply apologize. Would you be able to provide as with the name of the waitress that served you? We would like... More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I never tire of going here, and I've never had a bad experience. The food is authentic, awesome, and reasonably priced. The service is good, and the salsa and chips are fresh. I have tried a few things but my husband always get the fajitas (always great) and I get my standby: tacos and enchiladas. One of our "go to"... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We liked the food, and have been back a few times but the service is just always a little slower than we would prefer. We aren't high maintenance, but often we wait 5 minutes to get a drink order taken when we come in. Once we had chips and salsa within a minute of getting there, but our beers were... More 

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Carmen L, Owner at Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Jnowel, It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the food we served you! However, we are disappointed to hear that you were not offered the exemplary customer service we strive to provide to each customer. Would you be able to inform us as to the name of your server during your most recent visit? We would like to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

On Certain days there are spanish guitarist that will play songs for you at your table. Food is always delicious, perfect amount of food, they give chips and fresh salsa. Service has always been great.

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Additional Information about Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

Address: 5211 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Phone Number: 727-545-2956
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5211 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 727-545-2956

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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