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Carmelita's Mexican Grill

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Mexican, Southwestern
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575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(760) 767-5666
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chips and salsa were good and service was friendly and prompt. Overall food was ok but it didn't agree with me at all, I was sick the rest of the evening and couldn't eat much the next day.

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Thank Masharra R
Thousand Oaks, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

My wife and I ate here for dinner. It was summer, so not crowded. The service was prompt and very friendly. The food was great.

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San Diego, California
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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Carmelita's is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Delicious tacos, ceviche and some of the very best refried beans ever, plus they have a great Happy Hour with terrific prices (tacos for $2)! We enjoy sitting in the bar and people watching! The wait staff is always friendly and efficient and the prices are good! What's not to like!

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Thank Cynthia L
Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

If you want great authentic Mexican food, this is the place to go. There are several Mexican restaurants in Borrego Springs, but those who know good Mexican food go here.

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Surrey, Canada
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

A group of 8 of us dined @ this restaurant..the service was fantastic, food was awesome ad the prices were fabulous. Definitely would recommend this restaurant for anyone staying in Borrego springs

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san diego
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The food is good here and never had a bad meal, not high end Mexican food but for the price and where your at (desert) it's pretty damn good and the staff is friendly.

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Thank neurosarcoidism
Borrego Springs, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I enjoyed a nice meal here, and the service and meal was excellent.I will recommend this place to my friends.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We arrived on a busy Saturday night and had a nice dinning experience. Staff were friendly, menu had lots of choices, and food was tasty, and served efficiently. Nice atmosphere and good value for money.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Large enough portions that our lunch leftovers were perfect for dinner when we stayed at La Casa Del Zorro. The food was delicious and we will make this our stop every time we are in Borrego Springs

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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257 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The food here is pretty good. Large portions. Staff is friendly, but a bit too smart. All in all, it was a good stop for lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: (760) 767-5666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?