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€€ - €€€Mexican,
1701 Central Ave, McKinleyville, CA 95519-3626
+1 707-839-2435
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“carnitas” (5 reviews)
“pork” (5 reviews)
“tofu” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
1701 Central Ave, McKinleyville, CA 95519-3626
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are limited restaurant choices in McKinleyville so eating at Carmela's is a logical choice. But it really is a great place to eat! The service is usually very good, though it slows when they're busy - seems they never have enough help when the...More

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Better of the local spots for Mexican food and they have some unique dishes also. Service is a little slow but hey whos in a hurry up there

Thank xjwhitewing
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We eat at Carmela's at least once every 10 days to 2 weeks. We enjoy the great staff, good service and excellent food. Our favorite orders are always remembered by the staff and our interactions with them are always fun.

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We came back after visiting this restaurant while on vacation in the area two years ago! It was excellent again! One of the best authentic Mexican foods you can find! Until our next visit! Don't pass this one up. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Margie W
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Went there and ordered food, the service was very nice and friendly, after we ordered and we were just chatting, beer hadn't even got a chance to sip yet, the food were in front of us already, that was fast, taste was okay, not bad,...More

1  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Carmelas is one of the town's two mexican restaurants. My wife and I ate dinner there last nite. I had the carnitas (pork) ala carte and a house margarita. The drink was over sweet and the carnitas over salty.Her entre was the same. One server...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Each of the four of us ordered varied meals, and they were all prepared well and tasted delicious. The place was clean and service was good.

Thank DLorahH
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

A little pricey but excellent food. Disappointed that only "house" and "house flavored" margaritas were on the menu, but ordered a house marg and it was delicious!

Thank redwoodsgirl
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Got into town late. Wanted Mexican food and the place was close. The amount of food was way to generous and very good. Great service. The musician was quite a character. It was a good place.

Thank dlsalse
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great for family with nice spot for children. Good service and good food. We have had quiet meals with friends and noisy meals with children. Always satisfied.

Thank harrise
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 Central Ave, McKinleyville, CA 95519-3626
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  McKinleyville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-839-2435
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