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Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

4071 Howard St, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-7138
+1 916-961-3327
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (4 reviews)
“fish tacos” (3 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
$$ - $$$
4071 Howard St, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-7138
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to a lot of Mexican restaurants around the U.S. This one didn't seem particularly outstanding, but it certainly wasn't bad. I'd probably go back if I lived in the area. They gave generous portions and the food was appealingly arranged on the plate.

Thank fozjon
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Carmelita's is located on an out of the way side street in old town Fair Oaks. It is one of those places where if you didn't know it was there, you wouldn't find it. But ask any of the locals - they definitely will know...More

Thank nealf470
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Carmelita's continues to evolve their menu. It has been a Fair Oaks "go to" for years. We usually run into people we know. Sometimes there is a wait, but its always a fun atmosphere. recently had the fish tacos and they were big and great....More

Thank chevyjim
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We were invited to a business lunch on a Friday, and of all days to choose it was Cinco de Mayo. The place was packed. Bad idea on our part. They were serving drinks in plastic cups. The waitres brought us two beers and a...More

Thank Inspecchi
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I have eaten at Carmalita's several times in the 3 years I have lived in Fair Oaks. The food is great, the atmosphere is fun, and the people are very nice. The parking can be crowded so sometimes street parking or parking in the parking...More

Thank ryj706
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Camelitas, is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants to have dinner. Service is excellent and fabulous dinner plates. They have added some variety to their menu and our family enjoyed the selection's and meals.

Thank livelife4
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I have visited this place before, one summer night. It was packed all the way to the outside dining. This time we dined inside. The tables were kind of close to each other but it was not loud. We had several food and the servers...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My husband took me out to dinner at Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant one weekend a few months ago. The food was very good; however, the service was a bit disappointing. We had to wait for our food for quite a while. I guess, what they need...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I was first introduced to this place at the Roseville location. Same Great Food, Drinks, and Atmosphere. From a casual couple date to a full blown family event - they can and will accomodate you. Very good from start to finish.

Thank RogerM007
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A very authentic Mexican restaurant, situated in Old Fair Oaks center...free street parking always available, you might have to walk a little ways to the entrance, where once inside you are greeted by warm friendly hosts... The restaurant has several big cozy booths, the selection...More

Thank Ray B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4071 Howard St, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-7138
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fair Oaks
  • Phone Number: +1 916-961-3327
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