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Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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5211 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709-1011
+1 727-545-2956
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Miguel welcomed us to our table and continued to provide great service delivering tasty food. The steak fajitas were excellent, properly seasoned and sliced to git in a tortilla. Others enjoyed a burrito and spinach enchilada. The sopapillas were a great finish. Thanks Miguel!

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Thank lewmurray
Nokomis, Florida
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232 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends who have loved this place for years brought us here. A quaint little restaurant that has enlarged two or three times tells customers that it's a local favorite. Not fancy, but solid value and good food. Service was quick and friendly, our meals came quickly and the food was well prepared and tasty. Hot sauce is available for those... More 

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Thank Rod K
Geneva, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expansive menu and very good service. Our server was very helpful and attentive. Good location with plenty of parking.

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Thank runitharder
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Several locations in the Bay Area...This is one of our favorite locations. I rated as excellent based on their exceeding our expectations on every visit. They do get busy on Friday and Saturday nights, so have a little patience, enjoy a great Margarita, and hot chips. Dinners are pipping hot and you can tell that they use freshest ingredients.

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Thank HikerSmiles
St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

First time...But last time. Cold queso and salsa was very plain. My meat was decent and the black beans(but cold too).Rice was inedible. Just okay and not worth the drive from DTSP...

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Thank Nicki U
Carmen L, Owner at Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Nicki, We are sad to learn you feel so negatively about our food! We can assure you that we use only the freshest and tastiest ingredients and spices in all of our meals but we are sorry that you had felt otherwise. As these are concerns that have not been brought to our attention, we will be bringing this up... More 

Lake Orion, Michigan
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Many in our group love this Mexican restaurant and their margaritas. They do serve hot chips and fresh salsa. Our large group was seated quickly and we had great service

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Thank Sharon D
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Fresh and plentiful portions. Spicy and mild salsa with warm crispy chips. Family friendly prices. Always on my list of favorites.

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Thank graysgramma
Largo, Florida
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I was looking forward to going to Carmelita's to have lunch with a friend. I had heard such good things about this restaurant. I was soon disappointed. I ordered the Chile Rellenos. A true Chile Rellenos has poblano chile peppers in the recipe. I discovered that underneath the less than appealing sauce they replaced this chile with a half of... More 

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Thank Chris H
Carmen L, Owner at Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Chris, We are sorry to learn we have let you down! Please know that our main goal is to provide each customer with a memorable and delicious meal and we apologize that had not been your experience with us. We have always made our Chili Rellenos with Poblano peppers. We offer a milder option in which we use cubanelle peppers.... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had chili rellenos & they were excellent. The margaritas hit the spot. Service was friendly & the atmosphere was fun. We will return.

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Thank fwest22
Lafayette, Indiana
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303 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The food and service consistently good! We were serenaded by two gentlemen playing Mexican songs. It was a nice touch at dinner!

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Thank Reader1957

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5211 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-545-2956

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