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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” (51 reviews)
“black bean dip” (24 reviews)
“guacamole” (54 reviews)
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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

Outstanding restaurant, food, service and atmosphere....we had the fish tacos😋😋😋 which are are to die for... We're in Laguna for seven nights and we will definitely visit again!!!

Thank Michaelorraine1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful dinner at this restaurant in the heart of Laguna Beach. The dinning area is a bit small along side a good sized bar. The margaritas may be the best we've ever tasted. Everything we ordered was perfectly cooked and very flavorful. Not really a...More

Thank Pam H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small out of the way Mexican resturant that has some of the best food I've ever had! Chile Verde is unbelievable, tacos etc are all very good. This is a go to place every time I am in Laguna Beach. Just across from the beach...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a lovely ambience with a Mexican feeling. The staff showed great hospitality to us throughout the evening and were extremely helpful. They proposed their special plates which were great value for money. The main attraction is a selection of beef, chicken, pork,...More

Thank Swatar
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and service, should have an empty stomach since the food is heavy, also you should have tolerance to spices. Guacamole is a must eat!!

Thank Darra2007
Reviewed August 18, 2018

At first we were a little put off when walking into the restaurant as one of the staff seemed aloof and a bit cold. However our server Jeremiah rushed over, took over the greeting and gave us a big smile. He was friendly, efficient and...More

Thank Tleemur
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Any day is a perfect day to be in Laguna Beach, CA. So, how do you improve on perfection? Dine at Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant. Just a few short steps from one of Southern California's lovelier beaches, with indoor and patio seating available, Carmelita's came highly...More

Thank AppleGravity4
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Really good flavors. Great service. Large portions. It was the first time for the four of us here. Everyone loved the food. From lobster chili rellenos, machaca, breakfast enchiladas, guacamole, chips salsa and black bean dip. Fantastic on the rocks margaritas. We will definitely return...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The pork carnitas were amazing! Highly recommend this restaurant. Make sure you get reservations because it’s small.

Thank Courtney J
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Surprised at how many high reviews! Service was horrible. I heard from even our hotel afterwards that it’s gone downhill and it doesn’t matter because people eat one meal from out of town and don’t go back. Food is good but if you want great...More

Thank Millerdes
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Response from sunbaby39 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We don't have children.
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Response from Samsara624 | Reviewed this property |
Can't say for sure but I doubt it.
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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
Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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