Making Friends Family Since 1962

Carmelita’s was established in 1962 by Mr. Alberto C. Heredia and his wife Carmen G. Heredia at its present and original location in Roseville. Since then, Carmelita’s has served the finest Mexican food in the area. In 1985, Clemente Heredia and his wife Rosalba Heredia bought his parents’ business and continued the fine food tradition started by his parents. In 1987, Carmelita’s expanded to another location in Fair Oaks, with an outdoor patio and a full bar. Carmelita’s is well known for its Mexican style seafood that started in Roseville in 1986.

The menu features old family recipes that come primarily from the state of Puebla in Mexico.

The restaurant continues a truly family tradition since it was started by Alberto Heredia, is now owned by his son Clemente and don’t be suprised to find Clemente’s children working hard in the restaurant. The family has grown into 4 generations now and so has the restaurant. What was once a small restaurant in Roseville, California has now expanded and grown into one of the best known and respected businesses in the Sacramento area. This business could be best described as the backbone of the Heredia family. The Heredia family is fully involved in running the restaurant in its day to day operations.

The restaurant begins and and ends with family. We invite you to visit because once you do, you understand why we say we are a restaurant where “Customers become Friends and Friends become Family”!