Carmelita's Mexican Restaurant

St. Petersburg Location

Lopez Family, Owners of Carmelita's, St. Petersburg FLVincent and Carmen Lopez - Founded Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant in 1983. Carmelita’s has established the standard in quality Mexican Food that's been hard to beat for over two decades. Since the restaurant's inception, founders Vincent and Carmen Lopez have used their vast collection of traditional family recipes as the cornerstone of the Carmelita's experience.

They, along with their son’s Michael and Ray, continue to work hard to keep the traditions of fresh, authentic, Mexican food and great customer service, a reality.

Largo Location

Gonzalez Family, Owners of Carmelita's, Largo FLTomas and Maricela Gonzalez are the owners of our Ulmerton Road location.  Tomas and Maricela began working for Carmelita’s in the late 1980's, and after the opening of the Tri City location Tomas and Maricela moved in to the positions of Cook and Kitchen manager at the Park Street location.

They were both very dedicated to the Carmelita family philosophy of making the food as fresh as possible and giving our customers good quality, made from scratch, Mexican food. They purchased the Ulmerton Road location in 2006.

Tomas and Maricela together with their children, Alondra and Saul, continue the Carmelita’s tradition of running a family business.

New Port Richey Location

Salazar Family, Owners of Carmelita's, New Port Richey FLJose and Karla Salazar are the owners of our New Port Richey location.  Jose started working for Carmelita’s when he was 19 years old and worked for us for several years before returning to Mexico to marry his wife Karla.  During the time he was employed by Carmelita’s he worked his way up from busser to manager.

Their dream was to own their own business, and in 2008, Jose and Karla opened up the New Port Richey location. They have two children Sebastian and Sofia.

Jose and Karla continue to provide their customers with the fresh, homemade Mexican food, and great customer service that has made Carmelita’s a Bay area staple.

Pinellas Park Location

Guzman Family, Owners of Carmelita's, Pinellas Park FLJuan and Maria J. Guzman are the owner’s our 66th Street location.  They started working at the original Carmelita’s on Park Street in the early 1980's.  Maria did cooking and prep while Juan worked on the line and doing prep work.  They were both very dedicated to the Carmelita family philosophy of making the food as fresh as possible and giving our customers good quality, made from scratch, Mexican food.

In 1994, the second Carmelita’s location was opened and Maria was moved to that location and promoted to head cook and Juan was made kitchen manager.  With many years of loyal service to the Carmelita family, when it was decided to sell the fourth Carmelita’s location on 66th Street, Juan and Maria were given the opportunity to purchase it.

So in 2008, Juan and Maria purchased this location and together with their children, sons Ricardo and Daniel, and daughter Juliete, they are working hard to continue the Carmelita’s tradition.

Clearwater Location

Lopez Family, Owners of Carmelita's, Clearwater FL

Carmelita’s has established the standard in quality Mexican Food that's been hard to beat for over two decades. Since the restaurant's inception, founders Vincent and Carmen Lopez have used their vast collection of traditional family recipes as the cornerstone of the Carmelita's experience.

They, along with their son’s Michael and Ray, continue to work hard to keep the traditions of fresh, authentic, Mexican food and great customer service, a reality.

ATTENTION CUSTOMERS!

Due to the new construction and redevelopment planned on Tri City Plaza, this location will be closing on March 30th , 2014. 

We have enjoyed serving our customers for almost 20 years and thank you so much for your patronage. 

Please continue to check our website for information on any new locations!

Thank you

The Lopez Family

Locations & Phone Numbers

  • St. Petersburg: 727-545-2956
  • Largo: 727-533-8555
  • New Port Richey: 727-376-4800
  • Pinellas Park: 727-545-8226
  • Clearwater: 727-524-8226

About Us

Founded in 1983, Carmelitas Mexican Restaurant has established the standard in quality Mexican Food that's been hard to beat for over two decades. We know what it's like to be part of a big family so we encourage you to bring yours. Our children's menu is packed with kid-favorites and our full liquor bar offers a variety of drinks to satisfy adult tastes.