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Authentic Mexican Dining in CA

Authentic Mexican Dining in CA
Dive into a symphony of flavors at Carmela's Mexican Restaurant, the beacon of authentic Mexican gastronomy in McKinleyville and Arcata, CA. With traditions deeply rooted in every dish, our two locations promise a culinary journey that celebrates the essence of Mexico.

Signature Dishes & Refreshing Drinks

Signature Dishes & Refreshing Drinks
Discover our signature Huarache: a grilled corn masa base lavishly topped with beans, choice of meat or veggie, nopales, pico de gallo, creamy Mexican cheese, fresh cilantro, and tangy tomatillo sauce. Don't miss our handcrafted Gorditas and zestful ceviches, paired perfectly with our celebrated margaritas and micheladas.

Premium Event Catering by Carmela's

Premium Event Catering by Carmela's
Planning an event? Carmela's has you covered. From intimate soirées to grand feasts, our expert catering services ensure your gathering is memorable. Savor the magic of Carmela's and let us bring Mexico's vibrant soul to your celebration.
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Authentic Mexican food, two options for salsa hot and mild so amazing! Quesabirra tacos and flautas were so on point. Muy bien. We'll be back again for sure very happy. service was beyond exceptional!! Drinks we delicious as well! Come here for Authentic Latin food and great service!!!!!

Lynne G.

Lynne G.

It's Mexican food, but my first time eating it in the area. Definitely really good.

Matthew I.

Matthew I.

The mole burrito was phenomenal, one of the better mole sauces I've had. The burrito was massive and very reasonably priced.

Mystborn

Mystborn

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About Us

About Us
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.

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Sunday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Monday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Thursday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM


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