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Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

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4071 Howard St, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-7138
+1 916-961-3327
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fair Oaks, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Carmelita's continues to evolve their menu. It has been a Fair Oaks "go to" for years. We usually run into people we know. Sometimes there is a wait, but its always a fun atmosphere. recently had the fish tacos and they were big and great. Guacamole good as well. Always good, consistent and fresh. Our waiter was super good was... More 

Thank chevyjim
Carmichael, California
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350 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were invited to a business lunch on a Friday, and of all days to choose it was Cinco de Mayo. The place was packed. Bad idea on our part. They were serving drinks in plastic cups. The waitres brought us two beers and a Margarita in plastic cups. She took our order and did not write it down. 20... More 

Thank Inspecchi
Novato, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I have eaten at Carmalita's several times in the 3 years I have lived in Fair Oaks. The food is great, the atmosphere is fun, and the people are very nice. The parking can be crowded so sometimes street parking or parking in the parking lot for the bar behind Carmalita's and walking up the stairs is best. I have... More 

Thank ryj706
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Camelitas, is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants to have dinner. Service is excellent and fabulous dinner plates. They have added some variety to their menu and our family enjoyed the selection's and meals.

Thank livelife4
San Francisco, California
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976 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I have visited this place before, one summer night. It was packed all the way to the outside dining. This time we dined inside. The tables were kind of close to each other but it was not loud. We had several food and the servers were efficient. The portions were huge and the food was very good.

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
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123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My husband took me out to dinner at Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant one weekend a few months ago. The food was very good; however, the service was a bit disappointing. We had to wait for our food for quite a while. I guess, what they need is to hire more servers.

Thank Amy S
Citrus Heights, California
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I was first introduced to this place at the Roseville location. Same Great Food, Drinks, and Atmosphere. From a casual couple date to a full blown family event - they can and will accomodate you. Very good from start to finish.

Thank RogerM007
Fair Oaks, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A very authentic Mexican restaurant, situated in Old Fair Oaks center...free street parking always available, you might have to walk a little ways to the entrance, where once inside you are greeted by warm friendly hosts... The restaurant has several big cozy booths, the selection of food, and drink will fulfill everyone's desires...take your time to enjoy and really appreciate... More 

Thank Ray B
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This place was always ok, the other night we went and it was awesome. The food had amazing flavor and the beer was ice cold. We will heading there again very soon

Thank Wendy D
Woodland, CA
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172 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Stopped in on a Sunday evening for dinner, we had 4 adults and two kids. We did not have reservations. We ended up with a 30 minute wait for a table. First, the bad, or let's say "not so good" -Service was slow, but they were busy. Our waiter was very forgetful. Asked for water, asked him to take a... More 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?