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Carmelita's Mexican Grill

575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-5666
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (25 reviews)
“shredded beef” (7 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

This was touted to us as being the best restaurant favored by locals. Indeed plenty of locals were in attendance, and the food was ok and prices modest. Straightforward menu of north of the border Mexican items. Nothing wrong; nothing memorable.

Thank bobcardio
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We arrived about 6:30pm on Sunday evening and the place was very busy, but we got seated straight away. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was standard Mexican fare, nothing special, but tasty all the same. We felt we were rushed out once we had...More

Thank spiderycrabman
Reviewed 10 March 2018

A friend and I ducked in here for a beer. I never realized they had a bar . It is right up front. The bartender was very entertaining too. When I went to pay he said it was happy hour .,Bonus

Thank rssrob
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I can't say enough about how good this restaurant was! Even the salsa was great! Make sure to ask for the green one because it's phenomenal! My husband ordered the Works burrito and it was amazing! It is big enough to share that's for sure!...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Carmelita's has a wide assortment of Tex-Mex foods. Everything we had was very good and servings are plentiful. We especially enjoyed the variety of margaritas.

Thank RyanLChicago
Reviewed 22 February 2018

No better or worse than 1000 other TexMex places in California -- tacos, enchiladas, rice, beans, "hot plates", etc. Margaritas were just ok. No need to drive out of the way to get to this place but if you're in Borrego Springs, it's ok.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This time we were looking for lighter fare which is possible but requires some menu-searching! The food is good, the salsas are excellent. Large menu for wide ranging tastes.

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

...but this was some of the best Mexican I ever had. We had the fajitas, a burrito and the mole enchiladas (not something you get everywhere) and it all was delicious. Then add the huge tasty margarita.

Thank MartinaNewMexico
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

The chunky guacamole was the best we have ever had in a restaurant. The chicken salsa verde enchiladas and the shredded beef traditional enchiladas were great. The black beans were amazing. The Cadillac margaritas were strong and tasty. Service was friendly and efficient. Definitely the...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 6 February 2018

They have the best margaritas outside México. Have eaten here several times and all the dishes are great bright and cheery.

Thank rssrob
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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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