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Carmelita's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
204 Riverside Ave, Roseville, CA 95678-3146
+1 916-783-0411
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“guacamole” (7 reviews)
“carnitas” (5 reviews)
“beans” (6 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
204 Riverside Ave, Roseville, CA 95678-3146
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As recent transplants from Southern California to Northern California, my husband and I were hungry for good Mexican food. Sorry to say we didn't find it at Carmelita's, even though I found that the restaurant had decent ratings on other sites. I understand that Mexican...More

Thank C6092RKpatriciam
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

If you like New Mexico style food you're going to love Carmelita's. Delicious mole, fabulous free-range chicken with a creamy sour cream serano sauce, melt-in-your-mouth corn cakes. This neighborhood restaurant has it all.

Thank Camille G
Reviewed August 14, 2017

The food is absolutely delicious and served in abundant portions. Kudos to the bartender - excellent margaritas. The service was fast & friendly. We'll be back soon.

Thank TravelerD35
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Loved this place! Delicious salsa good chips, very good chile relleno , fajitas, enchiladas. Interesting menu.

Thank Fathorsemama
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

I'm from out of town. ..came to Carmelita's for lunch This restaurant is excellent. The food beautifully presented, delicious and the service was excellent. My visit was a great experience.

1  Thank Barbara L
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Many people I know would pick Carmelita's as the best Mexican in the area. Many like me think...not so much. This in a funky spot near Old Roseville but once inside it's got a good Mexican vibe. The drinks are pretty good and the food...More

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed April 27, 2017

This is one of the better non chain Mexican restaurants. The taco salad was very fresh, guacamole perfect. I had the enchiladas with green and red sauce that were very tasty. I love fresh salsa, theirs is medium is heat I like mine a little...More

1  Thank TravelRoadWarriors
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

The dining area is tough to have a conversation table was set up in a way hard to hear as you are some distance away. Service was good, chips and salsa with bean dip nice touch. Nothing super wow but overall positive.

Thank Cursive9
Reviewed March 17, 2017

The menu has changed and seemed a lot smaller than when we were last there but the food is just as authentic and good. Our waitress was friendly and helpfull. Still a good deal. Most meals are right at thirteen dollars each. The beer kicked...More

Thank Blooms65
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Visited with wife and kids after receiving Groupon deal. Good atmosphere, wonderful art. House beer was flat but tasty regardless. The chipotle chicken is a great sauce. Amazing sauce. Chicken tostadas was bad.

Thank aaron m
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $35
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 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 - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Riverside Ave, Roseville, CA 95678-3146
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Roseville
  • Phone Number: +1 916-783-0411
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3rd generation family business down Old Roseville on Riverside & Vernon. Since 1962 Carmelita's specializes in serving the local community fine & fresh quality Mexican food. ranging from their classic entrees to seasonal modern specials. Carmelitas also specializes in Margaritas served with organic agave & fresh squeezed lime juice!
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