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Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

4071 Howard St, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-7138
+1 916-961-3327
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“carnitas” (5 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
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4071 Howard St, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-7138
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 17 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
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great food! Loved the carnitas and Chile verde. Margaritas are terrific. Try the pineapple jalapeño mojito!

Thank N3566IEwilliamk
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We haven't eaten here in 25 years and were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and food. Came with some friends on a Saturday evening. We were seated promptly and had wonderful service. The food was very good. My husband loves mole and judges a Mexican...More

Thank NorCal-traveler08
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Walked in on a busy Saturday night, went to the bar to wait for our table. Had an awesome Top Shelf Margarita! They seated us within the wait time (15 min) they initially gave. The food was very good, I recommend the shrimp tacos! Fun...More

Thank Karla S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A couple of girlfriends and I have made Carmelita's our regular birthday destination recently. One of our group has severe allergies to onions and onion powder, and she is still able to dine comfortably and have several options available to her when we eat there....More

Thank gek4god
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We dine at Carmelita's often. The atmosphere is like being in Mexico and the food and menu is excellent. Good drinks, happy hour, weekend brunch, lunch and dinner makes it even more enjoyable!

Thank hr0senthal
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Even before I was vegetarian, I always felt that Carmelita's was ok, but not great. Now having eaten there several times since eliminating meat from my diet, I find it not very easy to eat without eating lard (it's in the refried beans, and the...More

Thank gottagetgoing
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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