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Carmelita's Mexican Grill

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Mexican, Southwestern
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575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-5666
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Generous portions. Covered patio area. Personal service. Would definitely go back. Two people checked back with us to see if we needed anything else.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A surprise hidden in the back of the mall. Really good food and service. Asked the docent at the visitor center where to go for Mexican food for lunch and at least three people chimed in "Carmalita's" They were right.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty, affordable, comfortable, solid service. Can't go wrong. Sit at the bar and watch the chef at work!

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Thank Doug D
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended. The food is very authentic Mexican. The atmosphere is pleasant and the service was excellent.

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Thank RedHawkDoc
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner. Good quality food with friendly and efficient service. This is a busy restaurant. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reasonably priced and large portions. Nice family owned and operated restaurant.

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Los Alamitos, California
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually I do have an idea - because we usually are doing our own thing - camping out in Anza Borrego Desert State Park and don't come in to town. But this time, I was here for training and so I found myself at Carmelita's. Don't know what else to say, except for the fact that the Happy Hour Margaritas... More 

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San Diego, CA
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199 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food with good service. Mandatory to eat at least one meal here when you are in Borrego Springs.

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San Anselmo, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Good food at reasonable price. We were seated and served quickly. Fajitas for two were great choice.

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Rochester, NY
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258 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Most Tex-Mex restaurants don't offer authentic Mole sauce, but this restaurant does. Because one of us does not like food too spicy, our excellent server offered a taste of the mole before ordering. It has only a slight buzz to it and is very flavorful. Three in our party of four had dishes with the mole and they were excellent.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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209 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The service was outstanding, the view of the shopping square with the mosaic mural and sculptures was interesting. The food was only a little better than average. The salsa had some good kick, the taco has little meat and no seasoning of its own I could taste, the chile relieno was well prepared but lacked flavor. My friends had enchiladas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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San Diego, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?