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“SORT OF OK” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Del Carmen

Del Carmen
14415 7th Street, Dade City, FL
(352) 518-0419
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Ranked #12 of 46 Restaurants in Dade City
Cuisines: Mexican
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“SORT OF OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We visited Del Carmen with family. The cheese enchilada dinner and the taco dinner were served cold and average in taste. The cheese in the enchilda was not even melted. I asked for red sauce and the enchiladas were red, but dry. The taco salad was OK. Our food was served quickly and the restaurant is clean and attractive, but we like our food hot from the kitchen.
The grocery store next to the restaurant (same roof) looked inviting.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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60 restaurant reviews
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“********Yummy Goodness*******”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Best Mexican food in East Pasco..
Eat here all the time.
Can't beat the lunch specials. Fast and fresh...

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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“Possibly the Best Mexican Restaurant outside of Guadalajara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The food was AMAZING and so cheap. We had the combination fajitas for $13 and got 5 shrimp, more chicken and beef than we could eat! We had two more meals from the doggy bag! The salsa and chips were wonderful. The Mexican store next door was awesome too. Don't miss this place!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zephyrhills, Florida, United States
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“Pretty Cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Great food very friendly. Great for a large group. Little market was full of surprises and authentic food. Wasn't crazy about the magazine rack for the little ones. Other than that I was very impressed.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Authentic Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Del Carmen Restaurant is in Historic Dade City downtown. It offers authentic food in a large clean dining room. The cooking appears to be done in the tacqueria on site which also offers carryout. A mexican mercado is attached to the dining room which includes a panderia (mexican baked goods), general market and a meat market. We purchased pan dulce (cookies and breakfast sweet bread) and also chorizo sausage to take with us.

The food was hot, fresh and very flavorful (not spicy). One ordered chicken tacos with onions, cilantro, lettuce and tomato. These were served soft corn shell and were delicious. You purchase these per taco. Various other meat selections were offered including pork, chorizo and beef. One ordered enchiladas which were also delicious and served with re-fried beans and rice. The last order was tamales and also very good.

Prices were fair and we took most of our meal home as the portions were very generous. This is a recommended stop for people looking for authentic Mexican food. We hope to return to sample other meal options.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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