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Carmelita's- Rancho Santa Margarita, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Carmelita's- Rancho Santa Margarita

4.6
4.6
186 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Carmelita's is a place where people enjoy serving people. Its that simple. We believe in Thoughtfully Prepared Food, Personalized Service and Authentic Hospitality.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday from 4-Close Tuesday - Sunday 11:30 - Close Sunday Brunch starts at 10 A.M. Promptly
  • Phone number
    (949) 709-7600
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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186 Reviews
  1. MelanieF

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Mad our reservation 2 weeks in advance through open table. Received confirmation and frequent text reminders about it. Got to the restaurant and they didn’t have it in the system. They were able to accommodate us within a few minutes but I worry that had they been even a bit busier that we would have waited a while for a table. Service was slower than usual but we weren’t in a hurry so it was fine. Margaritas were amazing as always and the black bean dip is always worth the wait. Love Carmelita’s and I hope this was a one-off experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful view of the lake from the patio!

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  3. JaredH

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Carmelita's is a gem. We are consistently pleased with our experience and food there. In particular, I have just recently tried their mole and it is some of the best that I have had. A little on the pricey side, but it is worth it. Try to sit outside.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time! The margaritas were amazing! I’m vegan and managed to get the salad and it was so delicious. The dressing was awesome. Thanks guys!

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  5. BrianN

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent value for the price...hot afternoon sun on the patio with limited umbrella options to help...great service.

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  6. Pandi

    Orange County

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is great, view of the lake at sunset is wonderful.

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  7. MacO

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carmelita’s is always a favorite. Great food, great cocktails, and great ambiance if you sit outside.

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  8. Dizy

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carmelita's never disappoints. Have been coming here since shortly after it opened and the only complaint I have is that more people have discovered what a great place it is. The margaritas are the best around. The food is always tasty, and the service top-notch. Nice to have this place in RSM, since there's definitely a scarcity of good choices to eat around here!

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  9. openhousejc

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As always the food was excellant but prices continue to rise. I understand that costs go up but at the same time the portions are shrinking. The main portion was about half of what it used to be and the beans and rice were about 1 tablespoon each! If you are going to cut the meat portion at least fill the plate with rice and beans to make it look like a full meal. Next time I eat there I will take a picture of the plate.

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  10. Holidaydinner

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fun. We like to sit at the bar when we can. Great food and margaritas!

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FAQs

Carmelita's- Rancho Santa Margarita offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 709-7600.

Carmelita's- Rancho Santa Margarita is rated 4.6 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Carmelita's- Rancho Santa Margarita

31441 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Suite P, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Antonio Parkway
  • Neighbourhood
    Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday from 4-Close Tuesday - Sunday 11:30 - Close Sunday Brunch starts at 10 A.M. Promptly
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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