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Carmelita's Mexican Grill

575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-5666
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (15 reviews)
“tamales” (9 reviews)
“burrito” (19 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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1 - 10 of 292 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the overall feeling of the place. It felt homey and friendly. We both had the beef fajitas for $ 17,00, bit expensive but well worth the price. The service was friendly, fast and efficient.

Thank Dutchkathy
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was our first time that we had real mexican food! Offcourse together with a margarita! It was really tasty and the staff was really friendly and welcoming! Defenitely a place to go to!

Thank vince G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Serve fresh and delicious food.Very comfortable a/c restaurant with good hospitality. Car parking available and your pet is allowed but not inside the restaurant they have outside arrangement for the pet.

Thank 2,013,436
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The best tamales I have ever had (I am from the Midwest so no trolls). The best tacos my husband has ever had. Service great, prices reasonable. Oh and great pineapple juice, too.

Thank drsusan
Reviewed 10 June 2017

If you're looking for a good meal with good value, stop at Carmelita's. Just be aware it can fill up during dinner times so service can slow down a bit.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The fact that this restaurant is the highest rated in Borrego Springs is an indication of how dismal the restaurant options are in this town. It is not a four star restaurant on any objective scale I can think of. The chairs are steel. The...More

1  Thank lifesaver1
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Excellent food, very good service, great margaritas. This is the best Mexican food in all of Borrego, outstanding chips and salsa.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, great food, reasonable prices. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking to find a place where the locals go!

Thank Rich N
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Carmelita's the first night after our arrival in Borrego Springs. There aren't too many eating options in the area, but after reading the reviews we decided to try it and were glad we did. The chips and salsa were delicious, as...More

Thank cyndyd860
Reviewed 18 April 2017

After a hike we came to Carmelita's Mexican Grill and we were not disappointed. I had a beef Tostada which was very tasty and my husband had Scrimp Enchiladas with Chipotle Sauce and he said, it was excellent! Would recommend stopping here for a bite....More

1  Thank 13bstock01
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Joy B
28 February 2017|
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Response from overlookBc | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe so . Their patio is not licensed for beer etc ,but I imagine your pooch does not drink. Food is first rate . Enjoy. Loved the shredded chicken Burrito.
11 July 2016|
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Response from Chuck B | Reviewed this property |
No hey close on July 31 and re-open on Sept 1 Hours Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-767-5666
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