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La Carreta

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

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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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Wantage, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I looked up Cuban restaurants for this area and got a bunch of hits. Went to the website and we took a chance. My family came from Cuba and where we live the number of authentic Cuban restaurants are rapidly dwindling, replaced by other latin American restaurants, some calling their food "Cuban". This place is the real deal. The food... More 

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Thank David S
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The staff is very nice. The food is always wonderful. I have dinner everytime I am in the city. the fish meals are the best for me.

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Thank 912katiah
East Hampton, NY
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This restaurant is at the fla tpke Kendall exit. I come to the keys and Miami a couple of times a year . We usually arrange our timing so we stop by on the way to the keys for lunch and dinner on the way back. This is traditional Cuban cooking at its best. I had "bacalao",salted cod, hard to... More 

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Thank ScoopDuJour
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Always eat at this restaurant when visiting my familiy in Miami. The food is delicious (breakfast and dinner) and the service is great.

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Thank Ada P
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The food is great ! The staff is attentive and well trained to help the patron with any questions while ordering. The staff watch if there is anything you need but do not "hover" over you. This is where we always come to dine- it is near the Hotel where we stay-Holiday Inn Express & Suites East Kendall

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Thank lcr1982
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

This place is always busy and have the food is ok! I don't go there anymore because they have regular customers and it does not matter if u been in line the ladies know what that customer wants or screams over you and takes care of them. That makes me furious!

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Thank Nani1108
Miami, Florida
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535 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

My daughter was not feeling well so I got her some chicken soup. When goin to a cuban restaurant you need get som ham croquettes which were fresh and very good. The only negative was the girl in the take out desk with a poor attitude.

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Thank Canesbiggdogg
Miami, Florida
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333 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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Thank CliffKol
Miami, Florida
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank mdelgado511
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3 reviews
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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Thank Luis D

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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: Spanish, Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?