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Enjoy authentic Mexican food at our restaurant in McKinleyville or Arcata, California. Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant is a Mexican restaurant and bar that specializes in unique Mexican dishes that can’t be found anywhere else in the area. We have a full bar and offer daily specials to help you discover your new favorite dish.


Authentic Mexican Food
At Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant, we offer real, homemade Mexican cuisine that can’t be found in most Mexican restaurants. Our authentic Mexican food is unique because we offer traditional favorites from different regions in Mexico, which gives us a chance to mix up our menu. Visit our locations in McKinleyville or in Arcata or click here to see our complete menu today.


About Us
The staff at Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant has more than 20 years of experience making authentic Mexican food. Our restaurant has a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere and a friendly staff that is always happy to help you navigate the menu. We offer live music on Fridays and great food and drink specials every day of the week.


Why Choose Us?
• Authentic Mexican Food
• Friendly Service
• Unique Dishes
• Affordable Prices
• Family-Friendly Atmosphere


Recognized for Outstanding Restaurant & Service
Named  Business of the Month for CostcoFeatured in Down to Dusk in Arcata Film
Thank You Letters from Our Local Chamber of Commerce

Considered the Best Mexican Restaurant by the local community!

Stop by Carmela’s Restaurant today and check out our daily specials.