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“SORT OF OK”
Review of Del Carmen

Del Carmen
Ranked #13 of 57 Restaurants in Dade City
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Erie, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“SORT OF OK”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We visited Del Carmen with family. The cheese enchilada dinner and the taco dinner were served cold and average in taste. The cheese in the enchilda was not even melted. I asked for red sauce and the enchiladas were red, but dry. The taco salad was OK. Our food was served quickly and the restaurant is clean and attractive, but we like our food hot from the kitchen.
The grocery store next to the restaurant (same roof) looked inviting.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank SAILWRITE
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Austin, Texas
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“********Yummy Goodness*******”
Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Best Mexican food in East Pasco..
Eat here all the time.
Can't beat the lunch specials. Fast and fresh...

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2 Thank BDSHANK
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Possibly the Best Mexican Restaurant outside of Guadalajara”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

The food was AMAZING and so cheap. We had the combination fajitas for $13 and got 5 shrimp, more chicken and beef than we could eat! We had two more meals from the doggy bag! The salsa and chips were wonderful. The Mexican store next door was awesome too. Don't miss this place!

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Rich G
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Zephyrhills, Florida, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pretty Cool”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

Great food very friendly. Great for a large group. Little market was full of surprises and authentic food. Wasn't crazy about the magazine rack for the little ones. Other than that I was very impressed.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank RB1970734
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Michigan
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

Del Carmen Restaurant is in Historic Dade City downtown. It offers authentic food in a large clean dining room. The cooking appears to be done in the tacqueria on site which also offers carryout. A mexican mercado is attached to the dining room which includes a panderia (mexican baked goods), general market and a meat market. We purchased pan dulce (cookies and breakfast sweet bread) and also chorizo sausage to take with us.

The food was hot, fresh and very flavorful (not spicy). One ordered chicken tacos with onions, cilantro, lettuce and tomato. These were served soft corn shell and were delicious. You purchase these per taco. Various other meat selections were offered including pork, chorizo and beef. One ordered enchiladas which were also delicious and served with re-fried beans and rice. The last order was tamales and also very good.

Prices were fair and we took most of our meal home as the portions were very generous. This is a recommended stop for people looking for authentic Mexican food. We hope to return to sample other meal options.

  • Visited January 2012
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2 Thank rosiebag
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