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Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

4071 Howard St, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-7138
+1 916-961-3327
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“carnitas” (6 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
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4071 Howard St, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-7138
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great service, friendly, clean, good bar, ,indoor-outdoor. Love the food.. Seasonal fireplace seating. Evening parking is available new door after those businesses close, street parking is limited.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chuck W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the absolute best Mexican food around. Great atmosphere. Fresh food. Clean establishment. Wonderful staff.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LeeAnne L
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Always fun on the veranda. A bit nippy tonite but A couple of margaritas fix that. Happy hour Carnitas tacos are great. Staff always friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Steve K
Reviewed 25 October 2018

FIRST: the service was EXCELLENT. Great salsa and bean dip, but that's not saying much. Parts of my meal were inedible. I had the Vegetarian Tostada: open tortilla, beans, fajita veggies - pretty simple stuff. The veggies were basically raw and old. They mentioned mushrooms...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pulakiii
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We met up with friends here for lunch . The food looked so good we were picking off of each others dishes since it looked so appetizing. The restaurant was fairly busy, but even with that, our waiter took the time to answer questions and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nidan196
Reviewed 9 August 2018

My family and I went to have lunch at Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant a week ago. The employees were friendly; however, the food was horrible. I think, they used old oil in frying their chips which made me very sick for almost a week. While in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Amy S
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We always have a fairly early dinner, so it's not crowded, the service is good, and the food is always great.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank _anniebee65
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The staff really nice, fast, efficient, friendly. I had to sit facing a window, it was blinding, the windows needed a cleaning. The food was average, loved the guac! a few more choices of salsa would be nice.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank KozyMS
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We went there today for the first time and it was fine. My wife and I both ordered the two item combination. I got one chicken and one cheese enchilada with verde sauce and my wife got a cheese enchilada and a tamale. Everything was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank HoopsDad
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. Parking can be a little tricky during busy times, but for higher quality Mexican food at a reasonable price, it’s the perfect choice. It’s a great place to take out-of-town guests as well!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank BransonBryce
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4071 Howard St, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-7138
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fair Oaks
  • Phone Number: +1 916-961-3327
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