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Carmelita's Mexican Grill

575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-5666
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mole” (7 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (15 reviews)
“shredded beef” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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11 - 20 of 316 reviews

Reviewed 13 January 2018

I’m a California native. I have eaten lots of Mexican food. This was some of the best! Guacamole excellent. Pick de Gallo with carnitas was awesome. Good prices.

1  Thank rottenreba
Reviewed 12 January 2018

After a few failed attempts to find good food in this very small town, we returned twice with great success. Excellent Mexican food and fantastic margaritas. Lovely service, reasonable prices, and a fun atmosphere.

1  Thank JHinSF
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Stopped in for dinner with friends. The salsa and chips were very good, but be careful if you don't like spicy salsa. Service was good and they were friendly. Most of us enjoyed our entrees and there was plenty of food.

1  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here. Food was authentic Mexican. Friendly service. We had breakfast steak, potato, egg burrito. Hard shell beef taco with rice and beans. This was a senior portion and it was large.

Thank Dunkie52352
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Carmelita's is a very pleasant family run Mexican restaurant located in the "Mall" in Borrego. It is medium sized with a small bar area and several tables and adorned in Mexican art and collectibles. The menu is large and includes seafood, several types of beans,...More

Thank galcurious
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Was pleased to see the great reviews for Carmelita's and if we had a few more days, we would have eaten there again! It was just that good, and I would have had the Shrimp Verde Enchiladas, loved them!!!! The margarita was really tasty too,...More

Thank oscarandrafikismom
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Good: The margaritas were great and beer prices very reasonable. Service was attentive and accommodating. Salsa was spicy, which was great, but lacked much flavor after that. The Not Great: my wife had the beef fajitas and asked for extra veggies. A very small...More

Thank Alex T
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Nice food, service is great! Good coffee, great selection of Mexican breakfast! Plenty of seats and clean toilets!

Thank lisaskye
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Our group of four liked Carmelita's enough to eat dinner here for three out of four nights. And, I had the same dish two nights in a row -- my favorite of Salsa Verde Enchiladas (made with ground beef). As good as I remember them...More

Thank CacheOn
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Excellent service from start to finish. The food was well prepared and served piping hot. The restaurant fills up for dinner so get there early.

Thank Enoch M
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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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