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Carmelita's Mexican Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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575 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
+1 760-767-5666
10:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Michael M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Riverside, California
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 were the margaritas. I had a carne asada taco and a salad, and sweetie had... More 

Thank cyndyd860
Bakersfield, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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. Waitress was great too! Plus had a large Margarita - was good.

1 Thank 13bstock01
Pasadena, California
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
Moss, Norway
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 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 table once, but shortly after we came the Place was filled up. The Food tasted... More 

1 Thank Morten61
san diego, United States
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 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
Oakland, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Super service and attentive staff. Food was solidly good - we had tacos, rice and beans. Margaritas were adequate and large, which is what matters.

1 Thank stacewells
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Very good guacamole. Easy to get in. Very nice staff. My son enjoyed his burrito and I enjoyed the tacos.

1 Thank Laura K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?