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Carmelita's Mexican Grill

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575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-5666
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“chips and salsa” (15 reviews)
“tamales” (9 reviews)
“burrito” (19 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Carmelita's was a most welcome find during our Desert Flower 2017 tour! My wife enjoyed a taco and an enchilada and I had the Works (carne asada) burrito. We will return whenever we're in the area.

Thank db7477
Reviewed March 26, 2017

We stopped in for a late breakfast which was ton of food that was well prepared and plenty of it! We the Chorizo papa omlate and Chorizo plate both very good! I asked for green sauce and it was warm and had complex flavors of...More

Thank Pamela P
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Granted that at the peak of the super-bloom the restaurant was very busy and the staff really stretched but the food was quite inconsistent. The chicken super taco came in a large taco shell filled with succulent chicken, beans, lettuce, guacamole, etc. unfortunately it had...More

Thank Zuzka E
Reviewed March 19, 2017

So, we decided to stop in here to get a quick bite to eat. First of all, we had to wait over 45 minutes for our food. The servers checked on us all of the time and provided us with plenty of water and coffee;...More

Thank PatrickCSanDiego
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

We were in Borrego Springs during the busiest weekend of the Super Bloom but were lucky enough to get a table for 6 on Saturday night after about a 30 minute wait. The food and service were outstanding despite how busy the town was. We...More

Thank ljarrett66
Reviewed March 17, 2017

I really like the albondigas soup here with the meatballs. t also has other good Mexican food. It was very busy here during the Super Bloom of desert flowers. There was a long wait to be seated. The wait staff was running around trying to...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Only place we could find to have lunch in town after visiting the flower fields. It was packed out with a long long but we had no choice. Once we got our food it was great!

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Excellent Mexican food, staff are friendly, quick service. A little hard to find the first time you go but your GPS will show you the way.

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Discovered this Mexican spot by accident last weekend during the superbloom. They had run out of ice and Patron...That's ok, other places had run out of food and closed. (Really.) I was looking forward to sipping a margie on the patio, but no alcohol is...More

Thank onthelooselive
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Two excellent dinners: Mole Poblano Enchiladas and Beef Chimichanga. Both contained plenty of real meat (big chunks, and very tender).

Thank Charlie K
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Joy B
February 27, 2017|
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Response from overlookBc | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe so . Their patio is not licensed for beer etc ,but I imagine your pooch does not drink. Food is first rate . Enjoy. Loved the shredded chicken Burrito.
July 10, 2016|
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Response from Chuck B | Reviewed this property |
No hey close on July 31 and re-open on Sept 1 Hours Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-767-5666
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