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8526 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey, FL 34655
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Fountain, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I guess I'm spoiled as I grew up in California and the Mexican food their is the best. I had hoped for hot and spicy but it was just average. I prefer fresh hot tortilla chips and I bet these were out of a bag. The atmosphere is fine and the service was very good. I guess I will just... More 

Thank Mark C
New Port Richey, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We always enjoy the food. Lots of chips & very good salsa to start. I have tried several items on the menu & always enjoyed what I ordered. My companion sticks with the chimichaunga cooked crispy & he loves it. I always order double black beans for my sides. Then, if you have room, go for the flan. If you... More 

Thank janet l
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great restaurant - love eating there. Food is delicious, service is excellent, atmosphere is very casual.

Thank MAK K
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I went to Carmelita's in the mood for chicken mole. Perhaps because I am spoiled by my mother-in-law, who prepares it from scratch for me once in a great while, it did not meet my expectations. It was good, it just did not have a lot of flavor, especially that spicy chocolate flavor I was craving. Our waitress was very... More 

Thank Lisa C
Trinity, Florida
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50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Today, August 19, 2016, my sister and I ate lunch at Carmelita's, arriving about 1:15pm. We've eaten at this restaurant previously, just not for several years. We were immediately greeted and seated in a booth. Our server took our drink order and returned with the drinks and complimentary chips and salsa (medium). The salsa was exceptionally good, very flavorful, with... More 

Thank Rebecca60097
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The chips and salsa was delicious. I like that they have regular salsa and they have hot and a really hot. We searched all over the Tampa area looking for a "Puffy Taco" which is a deep fried flour taco shell. They have it on their menu and they call it a "Crispy Taco". The flour tortillas are home made... More 

Thank dontchange
Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We chose this restaurant for Saturday lunch based on reviews from various sites. It was HORRIBLE! As soon as we were seated we noticed the sticky, old food, stains and gunk on the walls and table near and around us. The server conplained publicly to our section about how she got stuck serving the tables she had. Our food sat... More 

Thank CharlestonLovers
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The Tampa Bay Area doesn't seem to have a lot of really good Mexican restaurants, a lot of mediocre ones. This one is one of the better ones. Their food is consistently good, salsa is good. Service is usually pretty good. It's very popular and the prices are decent. We eat here on a fairly regular basis and never had... More 

Thank Jay B
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Well as soon as I got my drink I knew we should have left but I stuck it out. There was food floating in the bottom. The food wasn't terrible tasting it did lack flavor but not too bad. The service was satifactory. BUT after completing our meal, like 5 min after, I started having horrible cramps. Seriously thought I... More 

Thank 170Sojourner
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Plenty of string chicken under a nice bed of lettuce and sour cream. Complementary chips and salsa. Not very spicey salsa.

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8526 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey, FL 34655
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  New Port Richey
  • Phone Number: 7273764800

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