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1701 Central Ave, McKinleyville, CA 95519-3626
+1 707-839-2435
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“carnitas” (5 reviews)
“guacamole” (2 reviews)
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1701 Central Ave, McKinleyville, CA 95519-3626
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

Went there and ordered food, the service was very nice and friendly, after we ordered and we were just chatting, beer hadn't even got a chance to sip yet, the food were in front of us already, that was fast, taste was okay, not bad,...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Carmelas is one of the town's two mexican restaurants. My wife and I ate dinner there last nite. I had the carnitas (pork) ala carte and a house margarita. The drink was over sweet and the carnitas over salty.Her entre was the same. One server...More

Thank David S
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Each of the four of us ordered varied meals, and they were all prepared well and tasted delicious. The place was clean and service was good.

Thank DLorahH
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

A little pricey but excellent food. Disappointed that only "house" and "house flavored" margaritas were on the menu, but ordered a house marg and it was delicious!

Thank redwoodsgirl
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Got into town late. Wanted Mexican food and the place was close. The amount of food was way to generous and very good. Great service. The musician was quite a character. It was a good place.

Thank dlsalse
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Great for family with nice spot for children. Good service and good food. We have had quiet meals with friends and noisy meals with children. Always satisfied.

Thank harrise
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Stopped in here for a late lunch with a group of 6. We started with the guacamole, which was excellent and we got a second order. Everyone in the group ordered something different and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. I got the chicken quesadilla and...More

Thank Illinois_John
Reviewed August 23, 2016

The food is good and the selection is great but as with most things up here in Humboldt County the prices get higher and the portions get smaller.

Thank Cindetta
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Northwest restaurant more authentic than Luzmilla's. Had a Chimichanga and left satisfied, good flavor. Popular with locals and I could see why. I'd definitely go back. This isn't texmex with bland red sauce passing for salsa.

Thank James N
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Definitely a place the locals eat. A very, very extensive menu, with many vegetarian options and a note that they can make almost anything vegetarian if you want. Large margaritas and good selection of beers. Our only complaint---we had to send back both entrees, each...More

Thank like_national_parks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 Central Ave, McKinleyville, CA 95519-3626
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  McKinleyville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-839-2435
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