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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: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent food and prices

My wife and I are visiting the area and used tripadvisor to narrow down our restaurant search. We ended up here in part because a number of the other Mexican places don't serve free chips and salsa. This place does give you two baskets of chips and salsa free. The restaurant itself isn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
pambayonso
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Iowa
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Florida/Colombia
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144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From their Margaritas to their Nachos . . . I usually am able to get a Living Social "deal" to help me get here. There is not a location near where I live, so I use discounts as a little BOOST to get me there. LOL I absolutely LOVE their Nachos . . . once you have THESE? You will... More 

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Thank f9ers55
Miami, Florida
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by on Super Bowl Sunday....starved and desperate for quick food. A small place and decorated like an authentic colorful and festive Mexican restaurant. The entrance and the seating areas were spotless. The air was fresh and clean with a hint of home cooking... I had Chile Rellenos with rice and beans. It was fresh and well prepared. A... More 

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Thank Mishahelena
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing price was great wish there was one of these restaurants were I live!!!! I will be goin back b4 my vaca ends of sure!!! If you want real authentic MEXICAN not the taco bell Americanized crap we say is authentic you will love this place. Not for people who don't want the real Mexican flavors!!!

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Thank ashbooms
st pete
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143 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I'm a local. I've been in this Park Street location more times than I can count. Over the last year however, the experience has gone down hill. There once was a time that if I wanted Mexican food, there was only one place to go - Carmelitas. Last evening's visit will be my last. When we arrived last evening, the... More 

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

StPeteRaz, Thank you for writing us about your negative experience. After all, you are right….How could we know what happened if you suddenly never showed back up. We are to say the least, disappointed in the way you were treated when you brought this to a manager. We are not known for this type of service and do believe a... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Just stopped by for lunch. If you want authentic Mexican food, prepared like ti was your Mother's house, this is it. All way down to the home made Sangria. Best Mexican food in Florida! Encountered guests who knew the staff by name and had been eating here for years. That customer loyalty says all that needs to be said about... More 

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Thank Marvin A
Largo, Florida
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203 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Excellent service, great food Large portions very clean big menu to chose from Great taco salad in shell perfect lunch size moderately priced

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Thank Chrissy1113
Iowa
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

My wife and I are visiting the area and used tripadvisor to narrow down our restaurant search. We ended up here in part because a number of the other Mexican places don't serve free chips and salsa. This place does give you two baskets of chips and salsa free. The restaurant itself isn't anything fancy or amazing. It shows some... More 

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1 Thank pambayonso
florida
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107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My husband and I came here around 1:30 on a Saturday expecting to enjoy a nice lunch. The food was great but the hostess sat us near two young women with a young kid around 5 years old. That kid banged on the walls, knocked over her drink, screamed and hollered. She climbed under the table and her tatooed mother... More 

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Thank floridaforever09
Carmen L, Owner at Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello floridaforever09, While we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food we served you, we are disappointed that the atmosphere, at the time of your experience, was a bit too distracting for your liking. We are a family friendly establishment but we do know that this can be a drawback for some. We apologize that the hostess did... More 

Quito, Ecuador
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Was in St. Petersburg last weekend for a conference and this place was recommended to us by an employee of Wawa. I liked this restaurant. The chicken enchiladas were served with a white sauce (I prefer red of green) but the flavor was nice. My wife had the fajitas and she liked also. The prices are moderate and the portions... More 

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1 Thank JoeBSharjah
Pensacola FL
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I was very impressed with the prices and the food. The mild version of chili relleno was tasty even though the pepper was kinda small. I liked the egg batter and especially the sauce covering it. We also ordered the enchiladas and they were better than some we've had in other places. The chips they give you free were wonderful.... More 

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Thank cowboys1960

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?