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Authentic Mexican Cuisine Right at Your Doorstep

Best Mexican Restaurant in Arcata


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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

$13.99

#1 One Taco Combo

#1 One Taco Combo

$10.95

#3 One Burrito Combo

#3 One Burrito Combo

$12.95

Carne Asada

Carne Asada

$18.99

Grilled Chicken Salad

Grilled Chicken Salad

$11.99


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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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Reviews

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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Arcata, CA


Sunday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST

Monday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST

Tuesday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST

Wednesday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST

Thursday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST

Friday

(Today)

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST

Saturday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST

McKinleyville, California


Sunday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST

Monday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST

Tuesday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST

Wednesday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST

Thursday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST

Friday

(Today)

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST

Saturday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM PST