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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

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    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
Authentic

A nice mom & pop local chain that has stood the test of time. Consistently good food & chips & salsa.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
CPA316
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Tampa, Florida
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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Tampa, Florida
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49 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A nice mom & pop local chain that has stood the test of time. Consistently good food & chips & salsa.

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39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Husband and I stop here every year while on vacation. The food and service is always great. Portions are generous, restaurant clean and service is always exemplary.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

You know you've found YOUR Mexican restaurant when you drive by 2 others on Cinco de Mayo that have empty parking lots & Carmelita's has a line out the door. So so so good!!

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Seminole, Florida
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My wife and I, we decided to celebrate el Cinco de Mayo at Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant. Our dishes (Chili Burrito and Combo Beef plate) were very well prepared and very tasty. Our server, Liliana, was extremely cordial and prompt. We highly recommend going to Carmelita's if you want a great Mexican meal.

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They were very busy, so a little slowdown is to be expected. But you can't beat the food at Carmelita's. My family has been coming here for years, so I try to take them whenever I come home to visit. You are served warm tortilla chips and salsa immediately upon being seated. Two options for salsa - hot and mild.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Had dinner at Carmalita's tonight. Our group had a steak fajita, fried beef tacos & a combo platter. We all thought the food was excellent and the service was great too! Will definitely go back😊

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Had the sampler platter which was sized nicely and tasty. The place wasn't much on atmosphere but the food was good. Salsa was excellent

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Good food; good service. Nothing fancy, but clean restaurant and tasty food. Food was hot when served. More than adequate portions.

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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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