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Our Latest Reviews

Jdemeo16 3 months ago


As always, so yummy! The portions are so generous and the food is delicious.

Kellie 3 months ago

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Highly recommend anything from Carmelitas! It's the best authentic Mexican food in Orange County!

Aprilannlove 3 months ago

Crispy Tacos

This has been our go to take out meal during quarantine. The amount of food for the price is perfect! The quality is fantastic. I highly recommend!

Devry 4 months ago

Red or Green Enchiladas

I'm so happy I will soon be able to enjoy my fave dish inside the restaurant. My best friend and I drove almost 30 mins during quarantine because I was craving them. They're absolutely the best.

Carriebrickley 4 months ago

Organic Chicken Fajitas

The food was absolutely delicious! I had the organic chicken fajitas, a spice mango margarita, and guacamole. It was the best I have had. I sat out in the patio with friends, our waiter was so nice and helpful.

Benb211 4 months ago

Shrimp Fajitas

Carmelitas is probably my favorite mexican restaurant and that is saying a lot because I am very picky on mexican food as it was not my favorite cusine because most mexican restaurants are like taco bell. Carmelitas is superb starting with their chips and salsa, you have to have self control or else you fill yourself up on just this. I tried many dishes and cannot say one is bad. I love their fajitas, simply the best and organic meats to boot. So happy I found them and near my home to boot.

Lisabemiss 4 months ago

Tampiquena de Carne Asada

Our absolute favorite dish. We always have a hard time ordering other dishes but everything we have tried is delicious. Oh and the Roasted Pineapple Margaritas are to die for. Our favorite Mexican restaurant for sure 😁

Katie 5 months ago

Chicken Burrito

so delicious!! chicken avocado! rice and beans. You'll be full after eating half but you won't want to stop there! Big enough to share!

Lane 5 months ago


We're not new to them, but Carmelita's has this system down and the food is always great too! We are so glad they are offering the curbside service and taking the situation we're all in seriously with proper precautions. Well done, Carmelitas!

Amelia 5 months ago

Short Rib Enchiladas

This place was our last supper before everything shut down! I am so glad it was! I have been dreaming of these enchiladas and plan on ordering them to go soon. The short rib mixed with the creamy sauce and then, the crunch of the crispy onions, perfection! Pair this with any of their margaritas and you are set!

Katie 5 months ago


THE BEST tacos. Margaritas. Beans. Rice. You name it, it's the best. If I didn't live locally I would drive out of my way to make it for a fresh margarita and literally anything on the menu.

Nkeckel 5 months ago

Premium Margaritas

They are strong and delicious!!

Bal 5 months ago

Red or Green Enchiladas

I was so pleased with how they handled the curbside pickup. They made me feel very safe and I will definitely continue to order from them during the stay at home order.

Tiffani 5 months ago

Pork & Pineapple Tacos

Carmelita's pork and pineapple tacos is one of my favorite dishes, among many others! very unique menu item, dont know of anywhere else around that makes these. I am a summer baby and love all things pineapple and love how the flavor compliments the pork, so delish! Paired with literally any of their margaritas, yum!

Cristinewillis 5 months ago

Chicken Tostada

Super fresh and really yummy! Everything I've ever ordered has been delicious. Perfect guacamole too- definitely recommend!

Gretchen 5 months ago

Chile Relleno

Actually, we did the choose 3. It has the Chili Relleno, taco and enchilada. We've gotten many different dishes at Carmelitas. We have never had a bad meal there! Carmelitas is fabulous! You will never have a bad meal!

Ryantcoleman86 5 months ago

Halibut Tacos

Purchased the Halibut tacos and they were amazing. Great service as well (got take out and had some additional requests when we got there). Will be coming back soon to get more.

Drummer16161616 5 months ago


Wife and I got fajita pack and chimichanga, and were really impressed with quality and sanitation of Carmelitas. Will definitely be going again. Their bean dip is addicting.

Breanna 5 months ago

Short Rib Enchiladas

Carmelitas is one of my favorite places to eat, not just in RSM but in Orange County. With a lovely view of RSM lake, especially during those California summer nights, friendly staff and the best bean dip around. My absolute favorite dish is their Short Rib enchiladas, it's different from your traditional Mexican food (I think) but it's extremely flavorful and savory. Every person I bring here, I introduce them to this dish and they also fall in love! Also, don't forget about their delicious spicy margarita!

Hfletcher23 5 months ago

Halibut Tacos

Carmelitas is our absolute favorite Mexican restaurant in the world ! No matter what time of the day you go , or what you get ; it's guaranteed to be the absolute best ! Their meat is always tender , the veggies are always fresh ! This is hands down our favorite restaurant !

Rprincler 3 months ago

Carne Asada and Lobster Enchilada

Carmelita's always comes through for flavor, atmosphere and great service. The carne asada and lobster enchiladas offer the deep smokey char flavors or carne asada balances with the soft buttery freshness of the lobster. Pair these with a margarita for an amazing dinner.

Amannin 3 months ago

Pork & Pineapple Tacos

I love these tacos! Very juicy, wonderfully flavorful. Pairs well with a blanco margirita -- or two!

Lenateselle 4 months ago


We've gotten the fajita pack twice and it's enough for 2 people two nights in a row! Food is packaged well, lots of chips. We just ordered the enchilada pack tonight to try that out. Can't wait!

Cdgarkovich 4 months ago


The green sauce chicken enchilada is delicious!

Spinninstelhanie 4 months ago

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Husband and I ordered for pick up during stay at home orders and everything was spectacular. The chipotle chicken tacos had tremendous flavor, and my husband enjoyed our normal staple of the short rib enchiladas. On top of how good everything tasted, we were both so pleasantly surprised at how beautiful our to go orders were still plated! Everywhere else that we have ordered from has not considered plating, which is a huge pet of enjoying a meal "out!" Thank you Carmelitas for serving out RSM community so well!

Guest 4 months ago

Short Rib Enchiladas

Obsessed with the short rib enchiladas!!! I've never tasted anything like it and i cant Wait to order them today !!

Lauren 5 months ago

Pollo Serrano

This is my go-to meal! Always good and just a hint of spice! I love that I am able to have leftovers with it too. If dining in the restaurant I'll order a side of tortillas to make tacos. Delish!

Katie 5 months ago

Pollo Serrano

I ordered 2 pollo Serranos to go because it is my moms favorite dish, so that's what I got to surprise her for Mother's Day. Even though carry out has been crazy since the virus started, all the employees were organized and very kind. It didn't take long for our food to be ready, and they inform you when your food is ready with a text so you can run errands if needed. Brought our food home and it was amazing! My mom was very surprised and soooo happy. Always consistent and always going above and beyond.

Natalie 5 months ago

Crispy Tacos

Everything was fresh and delicious!!! Can't wait to be back to the restaurant and sit outside.

Mark 5 months ago


Taco/Enchilada Combination on Cinco de Mayo. Takeout! During Covid19. Fantastico!! Muy Delicioso! And I got a free sombrero! Just moved to RSM in March. First time customer. Highly recommend! Can't wait to have a Margarita on the patio!!

Trisha 5 months ago


This is my favorite margarita EVER! It is crisp and refreshing with the perfect amount of cucumber. Great drink for the upcoming warmer summer months! I look forward to getting it every time I visit Carmelita's!

Lisakayclark 5 months ago

Short Rib Enchiladas

This is the first place I'm going when this is all over!!! You have the best food and margaritas around!!! Stay safe! We are all in this together!!!

Jessica 5 months ago

Chicken Tostada

I ordered Cadillac margs, chicken tostada, and chicken tacos. I usually get the chicken tostada when I dine in but because many places I picked up from went down in the quality I was worried. Let me tell you this place did not disappoint. I even added margs and tacos this week and they were amazing!!! I strongly recommend supporting this business. I am already ready for taco Tuesday so I can order more of those yummy chicken tacos.

Redhairmac 5 months ago

Carmelita's Ribeye Tacos

There is SO much to love about Carmelita's.....ANYTHING you order, you'll LOVE! But what draws me in time and again is their menu of unique dishes.....not the ordinary 'combo plate' Mexican restaurant. My quest to try everything happily continues!

Kimberlyj11 5 months ago

Shrimp & Bacon Tacos

These were the best shrimp tacos I have ever eaten! If you like shrimp and you like bacon, this is a meal you will never forget. It was perfectly cooked and the flavors came together great. I don't want to order anything else from here because they are so good, but I'll have to try other items on the menu soon

Gourdbrooke 5 months ago

Grilled Ribeye Salad

I literally have dreams about this salad... I actually have dreams about everything on the menu. I've never had a thing At Carmelitas that I don't LOVE! The Ribeye Salad has this amazing apple dressing that is to die for. The steak is always perfect. It's the best salad I've ever had.

Jalice01 5 months ago


Carmelita's organic chicken chimichanga is by far the best chimichanga EVER. Cheesy, tasty chicken, prepared to perfection. Always my go-to spot when in town! And the tasty libations are delicious. Creative, refreshing cocktails perfect for any occasion. Thank you, Carmelita's!

Sarah 5 months ago


Our family loves Carmelitas and we have it twice a month! When we learned they had fajita platters and take home dinners we were sold. We ordered the fajita platter and were in heaven! The chicken was cooked perfectly and the sides were to die for. Carmelitas guacamole is the best and so are those chips! Everything was packaged so nicely and the food was delicious. We appreciate the potion sizes too!

Cvalcarcel525 5 months ago

Red or Green Enchiladas

This was the first time eating from Carmelitas. Unfortunately due to Covid19 our first time was takeout but we were still equally impressed. The enchiladas and sides were delicious! We also were so grateful for the amount of care the staff made to make sure everything was sanitized! We will be ordering from the weekly ! Thank you !

Shannon 6 months ago

Organic Chicken Fajitas

Carmelitas is one of our favorite restaurants! The atmosphere by the lake is very relaxing and beautiful and the food is even better! Now whenever we eat Mexican food, we always compare it to Carmelitas.


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