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Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

4071 Howard St, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-7138
+1 916-961-3327
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“carnitas” (6 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4071 Howard St, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-7138
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Reviewed 3 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!

Thank BransonBryce
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Really nice restaurant in Faire Oaks... the food was great, and my Chimichunga was so hot (from the oven hot, not spicy hot) that I had to blow on it before I could take a bite... pretty good since there were 8 of us. The...More

Thank everythingceltic
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

I'm love Mexican food and Carmelita's does it right! The service was good but the food is amazing. The portions are big (great for sharing) and the flavor is spot on. I don't give 5 star reviews often but they deserve it, hands down.

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Anyone familiar with Sacramento knows we have a lot of Mexican restaurants. Carmelita’s is the nicer Moderat to upscale Mexican restaurant in the fair oaks area. A fantastic patio in the summer. Plus they remodeled the inside a few years ago. Food is good and...More

Thank Fairoakien
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The decor is outstanding with wonderful paintings and tin statuets. The staff is very friendly and good. We had a bowl of corn chips and slasa served to us immediately (on the house.) We sat in the bar and watched the bartender make the best...More

Thank vcrider
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Full restaurant. Good service. Excellent guacamole. Dinner not so good. Are we ordering the wrong thing? Who can mess up a burrito?

Thank Allegra8230
Reviewed 21 December 2017

My husband and I have been eating at Carmelita's for years! They have great selections; something for everyone. And the margaritas are fantastic.

Thank Drury R
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Visited Carmelita's based on a recommendation from the office we were visiting in the area. Fantastic recommendation! We were a party of 7, seated promptly at 6:30pm. Drinks were served quickly, the chips were hot and plentiful. We ordered what seemed like half the menu,...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Excellent menu. Not so many choices that you get confused, but enough to have fun selecting, The food was as advertised, nicely presented, and timely. Wait staffer was pleasantly friendly calling us amigos. Parking isn't obvious.

Thank chucktodd75
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

With so much luscious Mexican food available in Sacramento, it’s difficult to give much of a rating to Carmelitas based on food that didn’t taste real fresh. Rice was bland, beans were just okay, and the Chile verde was so, so. We won’t be back....More

Thank Larry A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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