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Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

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5211 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Seminole, Florida
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had reservations about going here because of a bad past experience I had. However, my friends talked me into going with them, and I'm glad I did. From the time I walked in, I knew it was going to be a lot better than I remembered. It was nice an light inside, and there were two flat screen TV's... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu is limited, portions very small. Food is bland, very little seasoning. Service was friendly. Salsa was watery, chips were thin and not salted.

Thank BeachDay365
Milton, Canada
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140 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food & service here was stellar. The location? Not so much. It's located In a strip mall on a busy street. Don't let the location dissuade you, the steak fajitas & margarita that I ordered were tasty.

Thank bikerbabe22
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked in the door and was immediately Greeted and felt Very Welcome. I was seated and immediately waited on by this Most colorfully dressed person; with a most pleasing demeanor. I ordered the Mexican Pizza. The pizza arrived in short order and was presented on a pedestal, just a beautiful work of Art. The taste was truly satisfying and as... More 

Thank Mark L
Guilford, Indiana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Not authentic - does not serve any traditional drinks like horchata or michelada, and is limited in jarritos soda flavors. The menu is very limited - and they are the first restaurant that I have seen serve 'Mexican pizza.' I had the chicken enchiladas which were ok, but I have had much better. The waitress did not have a lot... More 

Thank Audrey H
St. Petersburg, Florida
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My wife had the taco salad which was dry. My son had the chicken fajitas which was good. I had the hamburger since I did not like Mexican food, The burger was dry but ok they also have good Mexican beer. Now we came in 30 minutes. before closing so that may have something to do with it

Thank rahz10000
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

All you care to eat tacos every Tuesday at Carmelita's! Great food, great staff, great place! I highly recommend this restaurant! I have been coming here since 1997 and it is ALL GOOD!

Thank Leonard K
St. Petersburg, Florida
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162 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Carmelita's twice. The first time I thought it was mediocre but I was with a large group so I decided to give it a second chance because so many friends recommended it. The margarita's were good, everything else tasted rather bland. Everyone was pleasant, the service was good. We just didn't think the food was that... More 

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Thank prettywoman65
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The husband took me out for dinner for two at Carmelita's. The mexican pizza is da bomb! Carmelita's always starts you off with chips and salsa which are refilled if you start to run low. The salsa seems homemade, always tastes fresh, and a side of hotter salsa comes along with it for you to spice your mix as you... More 

Thank Elizabeth D
Largo, Florida
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133 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Mexican food is the toughest category I usually rate because it's like rating Italian food. If you travel Italy, you find food from each of the provinces different, fish on the coasts and more common Italian inland, and if you ask Mario Batali he'll tell you even cities stake their claim on dishes. Just look at some specialty cheeses and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5211 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 727-545-2956

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Seminole, Florida
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?