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“Please, please go here!”
Review of Del Carmen

Del Carmen
Ranked #11 of 58 Restaurants in Dade City
Cuisines: Mexican
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Cobham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
348 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
“Please, please go here!”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

If you happen to be in Dade City ( a small working town) then this restaurant is a must. It is an inexpensive casual family mexican restaurant run by really lovely welcoming people. The walls are adorned with mexican murals and artefacts. Lots of room and big windows. Diners were a mixture of hispanic and white. We had "breakfast" at lunch time - the breakfast burrito and breakfast enchilada. both were better than most mexican food you get in mexican chains or independents. one came with beans and gorgeous potatoes/onions/peppers and the other with vegetable rice and guacamole, pico de gallo (tomato/lettuce..) . It was all cooked fresh and came with a huge bowl of superior tortilla chips and dip. All for $5 and $6 dollars per person!! Unbelievable. The kitchen also does takeaways and is sited in the middle of a general store so you can go and see your food being cooked. Even if you do not eat the store is a must visit. More unusual ingredients than I saw in the rest of mainstream florida e.g. diced cactus, fresh breads, sweet sopapillas, tomatillos and a whole host of vegetables I had never seen before. Fantastic experience. We had looked at a couple of other cafes in downtown - thank goodness we came here instead.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Zephyrhills, Florida, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Authentic”
Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

Great experience, better than Pancho's by a long shot!! Love love love the food. Lots of room so your not squished like a sardine and also quiet so u could talk!!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“SORT OF OK”
Reviewed 21 February 2013

We visited Del Carmen with family. The cheese enchilada dinner and the taco dinner were served cold and average in taste. The cheese in the enchilda was not even melted. I asked for red sauce and the enchiladas were red, but dry. The taco salad was OK. Our food was served quickly and the restaurant is clean and attractive, but we like our food hot from the kitchen.
The grocery store next to the restaurant (same roof) looked inviting.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank SAILWRITE
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“********Yummy Goodness*******”
Reviewed 2 January 2013 via mobile

Best Mexican food in East Pasco..
Eat here all the time.
Can't beat the lunch specials. Fast and fresh...

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2 Thank BDSHANK
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Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Possibly the Best Mexican Restaurant outside of Guadalajara”
Reviewed 7 November 2012

The food was AMAZING and so cheap. We had the combination fajitas for $13 and got 5 shrimp, more chicken and beef than we could eat! We had two more meals from the doggy bag! The salsa and chips were wonderful. The Mexican store next door was awesome too. Don't miss this place!

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Rich G
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