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Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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5211 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709-1011
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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152 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Sure the decor could use an upgrade and the servers could be a little friendly but the food is really what you come for. Every time we come, we are so happy with the food. For six of us, we go through baskets of chips and salsa (with a few orders of quest blanco.) The Mexican pizza is huge and... More 

Thank Kayla G
Vermillion, South Dakota
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The food and prices were decent. If you're looking for authentic, homemade Mexican food I would venture somewhere else. Being from the Southwest, the cuisine here fell short for us. Some of the items on our plate (sauces, guac), while not bad, tasted like they may have been canned. If you are just looking for a basic, no frills meal... More 

Thank lhen55
Seminole, Florida
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215 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

This used to be a great Mexican restaurant but not anymore. Went there yesterday and everything we ordered was tasteless. The salsa, queso, sauces all were very bland. It seems like they went to cheaper ingredients and it shows. I may not give them another chance - there are better alternatives.

Thank jekcpa
Carmen L, Owner at Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

We regret to learn that we had let you down so greatly. We are also sad to hear that you felt our food was subpar. We can promise you that our meals are made from scratch to order from only the highest quality and freshest ingredients available to us and we apologize that did not show during your meal with... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

We had so many people tell us what a great Mexican Restaurant this place was that our visit was a letdown. Food was ok but not up to expectations. Service was ok.

Thank bocavol
St. Petersburg, Florida
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Chips and salsa are the best and always fresh tasting. It's a great place for family dining!

Thank 340cruiser
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We have tried a lot of Mexican resturants in St Pete and Carmelita's is the best. Just wish they had margarita's but they don't. Good guac and salsa with the chips.

Thank bgfuntime
Seminole, Florida
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 

Thank daksak8815
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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141 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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 33709-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 727-545-2956

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