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$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
217 Broadway St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1806
+1 949-715-7829
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“carnitas” (45 reviews)
“black bean dip” (21 reviews)
“guacamole” (46 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
217 Broadway St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1806
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had their famous carnitas and they were incredibly tender like I’ve never had before. So good it was worth the 45 min wait since I did not have a reservation.

Thank Yarisbel77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is THE ORIGINAL CARMELITA'S. Came here for dinner and drinks with friends because Carmelita's NEVER disappoints! Started out the night with a spicy margarita and some chips and salsa/black beans from the bar. The place pretty small for how popular it is and is...More

Thank JoeGarciaIrvine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Carmelita's because we had spent a lot of money that day and we wanted to eat at a fairly inexpensive place. We decided to go to Carmelita's because of the location (right near the village) the price and the rating on Tripadvisor....More

Thank Rowlett9105
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

We recently went to dinner here with friends. So many of our friends frequent here and we had not been until last weekend. The restaurant is right in downtown Laguna Beach across from Main Beach. The location is great and you can walk anywhere in...More

Thank blessedbymoore
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Good beer and margerita selection. Nice menu -had stuffed poblano peppersthat were fresh and tasty. Wife had halibut tacos that she said were one of the best ever.

Thank Lynette B
Reviewed September 6, 2017

As authentic Mexican as you can get. The menu exudes originality. Service is tops. The waiters make you feel like guests like no other. Feeling special and tasting great foods is what everyone looks for if they go out for dinner. You will experience full...More

Thank nanetteg960
Reviewed August 31, 2017

Amazing service with very attentive staff and the food was wonderful. Food was absolutely delicious...ask for their recommendations. Definitely a must visit while you're in Laguna Beach.

Thank E1313KLkarens
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Ate here with 5 family members and enjoyed a pleasant meal. Had mojitos which were delicious! The chicken chimichangas went down a treat, and the seafood enchiladas were okay. Would also recommend the skirt steak fajitas, although I asked for mine medium rare and they...More

Thank bg367
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Great food and great service and an excellent choice of drinks. I would recommend you choose from the specialities. I had the best sea bass I have ever tasted.

Thank Michael O
Reviewed August 18, 2017

I found this place while sightseeing in Laguna and sent my love info on the place. He was working in the area. He said we would eat there that night for dinner. We were not disappointed at all. The waiter, the food, our drinks, everything...More

Thank chrisbishtx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Broadway St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-715-7829
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