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Carmelita's Mexican Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican,
575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-5666
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“chips and salsa” (15 reviews)
“tamales” (9 reviews)
“burrito” (19 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
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575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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11 - 20 of 290 reviews

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Food is great, Margaritas are better. Very clean, service is good, people are friendly can get overwhelmed if its a busy weekend but so does everyone in Borrego.

1  Thank D6370ZJmichaelh
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Good food, good prices, casual family dining atmosphere. Bonus area to dine with your pet in tow. The lemonade tasted a bit synthetic (if thats the right word) but everything else was great.

1  Thank Aine L
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Super service and attentive staff. Food was solidly good - we had tacos, rice and beans. Margaritas were adequate and large, which is what matters.

1  Thank stacewells
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Very good guacamole. Easy to get in. Very nice staff. My son enjoyed his burrito and I enjoyed the tacos.

1  Thank Laura K
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Carmelita's is our 'go-to' for a good meal in Borrego Springs. After many years, they still are consistently good and provide friendly service. During wildflower season, they boosted the staffing and were still able to provide exceptional quality and service. They have the very best...More

1  Thank BorregoSailor
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We went twice as restaurant choices are limited here and good both times, especially the child verde and the chunky guacamole. They give you a small amount of salsa and charge for second! But Overall the prices are reasonable. Not much in atmosphere. The bartender...More

1  Thank JTinSLC
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We visited Carmelita's during the super bloom. Kendall's was packed and had a 20 minute wait so we came here. We were seated immediately but it took a while to actually be served. The line for the bathroom was also super long. The staff were...More

1  Thank orchid_blossom
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Excellent Mexican cuisine. We had the quesadilla, nachos, chili relleno/tamale combo, and chile relleno meal. They told us up front about a long wait. We waited a little longer than we wanted but we were in agreement that the food was well worth waiting for!...More

Thank RonM1965
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The food was just O.K. I would expect a better and more innovative menu in this region of California.

Thank henry_ralston
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly service and good Mexican food. "The Works Burrito" is very filling and tasty. Steady flow of customers at bar and at tables.

Thank annemyers62
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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