With more than 20-years experience in the business, at Carmelita's, you can expect exceptional service, friendly family atmosphere and a menu filled ... More
Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant
With more than 20-years experience in the business, at Carmelita's, you can expect exceptional service, friendly family atmosphere and a menu filled with authentic family recipes. Whether your selection includes a fresh breakfast burrito, stuffed beef or chicken enchiladas or a combination platter to sample a variety of family dishes, you will not be disappointed. Ample portions with favorites including tacos, chilies rellenos, guacamole, taquitos and jalapeno poppers, an extensive kid's menu, homemade sangria, full liquor bar and weekly specials such as fajitas for two all day on Wednesday and cool $2 longnecks on Thursday keep patrons coming back for more. - Vickie Ferguson
This place is the place for mexican food . Truely authentic mexican food . I lived in mexico for a while and this place is as close as you are going to get there. I love it !! Wait staff is excellent . Cant say enough about this place..
This place just cannot be beaten, at least not for me. (And having lived in San Diego, I'm about as picky about Mexican food as they get.) The food is just as tasty as it is great-looking, and the service is just outstanding. Portions are really large - take a wheelbarrow to let a friend haul you outta there. :)
I love this restaurant because the food is great, and there is a lot of items to choose from. The service is always impeccable, i have honestly never had a bad experience in the 5+ years that i have been going there. My favorite drink is the Carmelita Rita. Lots of flavor and hits the spot on a hot day. Favorite appetizer is any of the nacho platters. What i like best about them is that they garnish each chip individually so there is no mess and every bite is the perfect bite. No left over dry chips because your friends took all the chips with the toppings on them. For a low fat option my pick is the Taco salad without the shell and with their chicken. Believe it or not i can eat this salad without dressing because the chicken and veggies are so good. My favorite platter is the Delray Burrito. Its a wet burrito with lots of rachero sauce, super moist, and super yummy. For my vegitarians out there, another great platter is the acurrately named vegitarian combo. It comes with a cheese enchalada, a guacamole and whole bean tostada, and the best chili rejenos i have ever had. My indulgance is the fried cheesecake, although my dad loves the flan. Anyway you order it Carmelitas is a restaurant that will quickly become your weekly ritual as well.
Carmelita's has fantastic food. I've tried a lot of things on their menu, and have yet to be disappointed with any of it. Portions are huge, and you'll probably have some left over for lunch the next day. The margaritas are great, and you should try the fried ice cream at least once. This is definitely one of my favorite local restaurants.