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Humboldt County's Favorite


Welcome Amigos!

Carmela’s takes pride in serving you the best in authentic Mexican Dining. Every meal that you experience at Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant uses ingredients that are prepared daily and with the freshest ingredients possible to ensure the best in flavor. We offer traditional recipes as well as new takes on old concepts, we use fresh natural ingredients, we make what we can in house, and we do our best to purchase ingredients from as close to home as we can find. It’s that simple, we don’t cut corners and we believe in providing the best quality possible to our customers.

Claire BiancoMaster Chef at Salient

Hours Of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Food service until 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 9:00PM
Food service until 9:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Food service until 9:00 pm

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The Press

Three of us each got different burritos and we liked all of them. Even the simple things like the rice and beans were quite good. We agreed that the stand out was the mole sauce.
The server was nice and they were happy to accommodate our small alterations to our orders. We just wish the weekday lunch prices carried into the weekend.

Sean RobertsGoogle Review

The host called me amigo, "friend". The pico salsa was delicious! Nice choice of black beans, pinto beans, and refried beans with combinations. I chose pinto beans which were delicious! Had a spinach and cheese enchilada. Perfect combination of flavors with the beans rice and enchilada. Can't wait to go back!

Anthony DubeeGoogle Review

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control.

Corey SmithFoodReviewz

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Hours of Operation

Monday – Sunday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Food service until 9:00 pm

Call Arcata Location

Happy Hour

Monday – Friday: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Food service until 10:00 pm

Call Mckinleyville Location