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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 good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mole” (7 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (15 reviews)
“shredded beef” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank rssrob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to find this place, it is behind the Sherriff station and kinda hidden. However, they have a nice bar area with TVs and standard tables, this is not a fancy place. But the food was great, my carne asada burritto was huge and filling,...More

Thank lost_bobcat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, but service was very slow. We were there before the crowd and waited way to long for our food. Not a good thing with three little ones. Also had to wait for our bill finally ask for it.

Thank gramkim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here during a recent trip to Borrego. Mixed fajitas were delicious, chips and dips were good and the drinks were cheap compared to the rest of Borrego. Margarita's were also great here. It is only open to 9pm though, but this is the case...More

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner twice at Carmelita's in the last week. I love their chicken enchiladas with mole and had it both times. Surprisingly, good mole is hard to find in Arizona where we live. My wife had the chimichanga, which is huge...More

Thank Rich B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for lunch with our adult family/friends party of 5 on 1-18-2018. Our first time there, certainly not our last! Each of us had something different(4 mexican combo plates and 1 hamburger plate). We all raved about our meals, great tacos/beans(refried and black)/carne asada...More

1  Thank DavidinSoCal
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I’m a California native. I have eaten lots of Mexican food. This was some of the best! Guacamole excellent. Pick de Gallo with carnitas was awesome. Good prices.

1  Thank rottenreba
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Joy B
27 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.
10 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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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