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La Carreta

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Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
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11740 Kendall Drive, Kendall, FL 33156
305 596 5973
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
consistently good and tasty Cuban food

La Carreta is an icon of Miami, and the food tells you why. It's classic traditional Cuban food, served in amounts that will feed at least two people! Always delicious and always hot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
CliffKol
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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287 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

La Carreta is an icon of Miami, and the food tells you why. It's classic traditional Cuban food, served in amounts that will feed at least two people! Always delicious and always hot.

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Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very good inexpensive and extensive food. Always go there for the cuban coffe. Love the crema catalana. I love to take one home cause they serve double the portion than the one in the restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Use to love coming here with family, but lately it hasn't been the same. It lacks that family feel we're use to. Food is good though.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We ate here twice on our visit to Miami, once for lunch, then again for breakfast. Lunch was good, but certainly not the same quality I remembered from years ago. Service was rushed but adequate. When we returned for breakfast our waiter was careless and unfriendly. He did not treat us very nice and did not pay attention to our... More 

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Miami, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Went there with family, 5 adults and my young grandchildren. The waitress was excellent but the ropa vieja and arrox con pollo were dissappointing. The ropa vieja may have had cumin in it or definitely some spice that did not belong in it. I have never seen arrox con polle served like this. It was a large plate of yellow... More 

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Gainesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We really enjoyed our food, the portions were huge, and our server, Nelson, gave us the attention one would expect from a fine restaurant. The staff was excellent, all around. We definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Very good food and very fresh, also the service was great and fast! My dessert was delicious and also the coffee! I recommend it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You simply can't get any more authentic Cuban food than at a Carreta Restaurant. The staff is all Cuban and so are the chefs. I know what great Cuban food tastes like and they certainly don't disappoint. The Ropa Vieja and the Yuca were fantastic as was the Tamale and black beans and rice. Don't fill up on the great... More 

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Fox River Grove, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

La Carreta has a take out window that was very busy at lunch time, as well as ample seating indoors for table service. They offer a variety of foods including typical Cuban foods and sandwiches, etc. I tried the "ropa vieja," which includes shredded meat, rice, beans and fried plantains. The flan, arroz con leche, and tres leches desserts were... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Driving from North Carolina to Miami, after 10 hours of driving, I was craving for a good cup of coffee. As soon as I got to Kendall, I saw La Carreta and had to stop and get some. I ordered a Cafe con Leche and 2 croquetas de Jamon, Ham croquettes. Food is good and great coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11740 Kendall Drive, Kendall, FL 33156
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Kendall
  • Phone Number: 305 596 5973

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?