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Carmelita's Mexican Grill

) #2 of 17 Restaurants in Borrego Springs $$ - $$$ Mexican,
575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-5666
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a good meal with good value, stop at Carmelita's. Just be aware it can fill up during dinner times so service can slow down a bit.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fact that this restaurant is the highest rated in Borrego Springs is an indication of how dismal the restaurant options are in this town. It is not a four star restaurant on any objective scale I can think of. The chairs are steel. The...More

1  Thank lifesaver1
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Excellent food, very good service, great margaritas. This is the best Mexican food in all of Borrego, outstanding chips and salsa.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, great food, reasonable prices. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking to find a place where the locals go!

Thank Rich N
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Carmelita's the first night after our arrival in Borrego Springs. There aren't too many eating options in the area, but after reading the reviews we decided to try it and were glad we did. The chips and salsa were delicious, as...More

Thank cyndyd860
Reviewed 17 April 2017

After a hike we came to Carmelita's Mexican Grill and we were not disappointed. I had a beef Tostada which was very tasty and my husband had Scrimp Enchiladas with Chipotle Sauce and he said, it was excellent! Would recommend stopping here for a bite....More

1  Thank 13bstock01
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice during a recent visit to Borrego Springs-the shrimp enchiladas are very generous- lots of big shrimp. The chicken mole enchiladas are very nice. The salsa is fresh and quite good. Service is pleasant.

1  Thank castlegreenph
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had driven from San Diego in the morning. After ä visit at the Anza-Borrego dessert visitor center we were hungry - and needed a lunch before driving in to the dessert. We choosed Carmelita's and did not regret on that.We did get get a...More

1  Thank Morten61
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 9 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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Joy B
Are dogs welcome on patio?
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.
Are they open in August?
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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