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££ - £££Mexican, , Latin
217 Broadway St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1806
+1 949-715-7829
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“carnitas” (53 reviews)
“black bean dip” (23 reviews)
“guacamole” (52 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
217 Broadway St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1806
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located across the street from iconic Laguna Beach, this place serves up some good food with even better service. Our waiter was one of the friendliest and most on-the-ball I've had in a while. It's small, so wait times may be brutal on weekends, but...More

Thank David Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome staff, great menu, amazing drinks and a terrific view of RSM lake. A favorite of ours every time we are in the area. Just plain awesome

Thank george u
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carmelitas is amazing! always packed so if you want a table make a reservation a few days in advance but I personally love sitting at the bar. They bring you unlimited salsa (pico de Gallo) and warm, smokey black bean dip with chips to start...More

Thank Haley F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has some the best margaritas in town. Food is also delicious. My favorite dish is the Carnitas plattter. It’s nit cheap, but worth treating yourself.

Thank chris92651
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small restaurant and I’d strongly suggest making reservations if you’re dining at a prime time. They have a limited entree menu and feature many seafood options. Food was very good but a little pricy for Mexican in general, but it’s good...More

Thank RobertaDaytonGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous Mexican meal at this place , the host had us seated quickly on what seemed a busy service . Tortillas and dips arrived at the table instantly and a server bought our beers pretty fast . The enchiladas my wife had and...More

Thank Christina W
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

There are probably only 20 dishes (non-appetizer) on the menu. The seafood enchiladas and the mariscos trio were fabulous. Salsa was fresh. Solid house margaritas.

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel we were blown away! Step back in time with classy wait staff, yet a hip latin vibe. Handcrafted margaritas to die for! You are started with freshly made tortilla chips and warm black bean. We chose appetizers of the made to...More

Thank Marsha B
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Famished from the our travels from Denver we stopped here for a very late lunch. The chips with black beans and salsa as a starter were great. We shared a vegetable taco meal that was most enjoyable. It was close to our hotel and beach....More

Thank cjkil
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Great food, generous portions, classy service. The BlackBerry margarita was delicious, not overly sweet. The peppers stuffed with crab and wrapped in bacon were perfect...Chips with salsa and bean dip kept coming, and everyone was pleased with their entrees. The birthday girl was feted with...More

Thank jcowper
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Broadway St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-715-7829
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