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Carmelita's Kitchen de Mexico

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31441 Santa Margarita Parkway Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 949-709-7600


This lakefront sprawler offers top-notch Cal-Mex fare from the culinary vision of owner Clemente Heredia Jr. and the kitchen of exec chef Jose Colin. Expect Prime beef in the steak tampiqueña, Kurobuta pork in the wonderful carnitas. Don't miss costillita—baby back ribs topped with fried onions. Outstanding margaritas. Warm, spiffy service.


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