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La Carreta 40th

#257 of 3,466 Restaurants in Miami
#280 of 3,777 Places to Eat in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
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8650 SW 40th St., Miami, FL 33155
305 553 8383
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reliable and inexpensive Cuban food!

When in the mood for Cuban food, La Carreta never fails! Have a fruit batido - mamey and guanabana are really good. The caldo gallego always compliments a meal and today I had green plantain soup! The pan con bistec sandwich is always great! Don't expect great service but enjoy watching the Cuban... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
EmilyMarquez
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  • Families with children
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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On a recent visit to Miami we went to LA Carretta for lunch. Great Mojitos. The place was very busy but the staff was very attentive. I had the most tender Churrasco ever. And the Tres Leche cake-Amazing!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

People are always name dropping Cuban restaurants...often by the same owner (Versailles), but my favorite is La Carreta on Bird. No matter what you order it is delicious. I love the Bistec de Pollo a la Milanesa, the fried eggs and rice, the Elena Ruth Sandwich and the Croquettas (wow, I love these!!!). Don't forget to take the Cuban all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

When in the mood for Cuban food, La Carreta never fails! Have a fruit batido - mamey and guanabana are really good. The caldo gallego always compliments a meal and today I had green plantain soup! The pan con bistec sandwich is always great! Don't expect great service but enjoy watching the Cuban old-timers enjoy their meals.

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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are looking for Cuban food this is the place. Seating area is vey large. It also has larger tables in the rear to accommodate large parties. You can either seat inside or you can order from the window outside and have a snack or Cuban coffee.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you like to eat, and who doesn't, you can eat almost anything cuban that you want here they have steak, chicken, soups, salads, dessert. Very good food service is amazing but be warned this place gets busy so if you go be patient or you during the week when people are at work. You will enjoy it.

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Miami, Florida
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308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been coming here for years. The carreterro breakfast is what we get with fried eggs, bacon, potatoes, 2 croquettas and cuban bread and we wash id down with a cafe con leche. ALways good to go by and have breakfast here.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I've been coming to this La Carreta since I was a child. I couldn't imagine this area of Bird Road without it. The food is always consistently delicious and known for its authentic Cuban cuisine. You can't go wrong with anything you choose here. The last time I went I simply had a bowl of chicken soup and that alone... More 

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Rio Rico, Arizona, United States
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Every trip to miami, this is one of the mandatory stops for me. Their arros con pollo is the bomb, and their dessert pastries and flan must not be missed. And the prices are right (maybe ever too low) When have you heard that last?

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

CAme here with my son to celebtate him getting his learners permit. He actually drove here from the DMV. He had the chicken milanese with white rice and black beans. I had the caldo gallego and the cuban sandwich. All the food was very good and the service was also good.

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Killeen
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The cheese and guava empanadas and cheese Danish were fresh, flaky and hit the spot for a hungry traveler. Love the Drink options too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8650 SW 40th St., Miami, FL 33155
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: 305 553 8383

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 am

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