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La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Spanish
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1347 Tavern Rd, Ste 31, Alpine, CA 91901-3891
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Another good Alpine restaurant

Family run with great pride. They remember their patrons, and many locals go weekly for some really good Mexican food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kate S
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family run with great pride. They remember their patrons, and many locals go weekly for some really good Mexican food.

Thank Kate S
Alpine, California
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Personally this is fair at best. They changed hands a couple years ago and went to store bought pre prepared menu instead of "home made" style like most places in our area. At least I can tell the difference but I'm picky that way.

Thank CriticalAdvisor
Fresno, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The food was outstanding, the place was immaculate, the servers vivacious and attentive. It was a great place for a long family visit.

Thank GCLucht
Coronado, California
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261 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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 

Thank prevere
El Cajon, CA
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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

Thank Scott A
Alpine, California, United States
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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!

Thank Claire G
Victorville, California
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

Thank mou2
El Cajon, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 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

Thank Wanttobeadog
Santee, California
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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.

Thank VirginiaRose
Los Angeles, California, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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.

Thank Aileen C

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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, Spanish
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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