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La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

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1347 Tavern Rd, Ste 31, Alpine, CA 91901-3891
619-445-8631
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 1
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
On our visit, "Average" is generous.

Food was fair but a bit more pricey than it was worth. Service was barely present for most of the visit, but they did do well on drink refills. We sat for almost 20 minutes before a server acknowledged us, and we were sitting where the servers had to pass us to take other orders and deliver food... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Coronado, California
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Coronado, California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Food was fair but a bit more pricey than it was worth. Service was barely present for most of the visit, but they did do well on drink refills. We sat for almost 20 minutes before a server acknowledged us, and we were sitting where the servers had to pass us to take other orders and deliver food. Portions were... More 

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El Cajon, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nice décor and friendly atmosphere...and good Mexican food at reasonable prices. House prepared food and you are guaranteed to not be hungry when you leave. I am partial to their cheese enchiladas. We don't eat animals and always find something that fits our diet

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Alpine, California, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Easy location in a strip mall right off the freeway. Beer and margaritas are average. All the basic mexican food plates are offered, not my favorite mexican in Alpine....taco shops are better!

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Victorville, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The restaurant has no host at the front, so you are told to "just pick a spot." Once we sat down a sever placed the traditional chip and salsa. The salsa was no salsa it was more like ketchup. It was really bad. After being served the chip and ketchup no one came to ask if we would like any... More 

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El Cajon, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Did not eat there, did not eat there, did not eat there. Not allowing me to move forward. Did not eat Did not eat You are not allowing me to move forward, did not eat there

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Santee, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not many choices in Alpine but we chanced upon La Carretas. The decor was pleasant, food good and a generous serving. Large variety on the menu.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The appetizer sampler had small steak burritos, quesadillas, and taquitos along with sour cream and guac. I would have been happy with this as my meal! Also, the bean dip was yum.

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Florence, Oregon
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It had been three years since I ate here. My sister and I needed our Mexican food fix and La Carreta met our needs! The warm, fresh chips were served with a really good salsa.....not too thick, not too thin and just the right amount of spice. We both had machaca and loved it. My corn tortillas tasted homemade and... More 

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Alpine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This restaurant has been around for a long time. No surprise because it is very good. They moved across from the original location and I probably like this one better.

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Alpine, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I eat here fairly frequently with my girlfriend and we enjoy the great food, yummy Bloody Mary's and beer selections. The guys are so great at their jobs and care that you enjoy your time at La Carreta! They have outdoor seating for when the weather is beautiful, as well as indoor. They have TV's to watch your favorite sports... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1347 Tavern Rd, Ste 31, Alpine, CA 91901-3891
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alpine
  • Phone Number: 619-445-8631

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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