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La Carreta 40th

8650 SW 40th St., Miami, FL 33155
305 553 8383
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Ranked #353 of 3,610 restaurants in Miami
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A great way to start the day. Outstanding cafe con leche. Superb service. The setting is a bit tired, nothing fancy, but the breakfast hit the spot, and the service from Lourdes could not have been nicer. Quick and efficient, pleasant & friendly.

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Orange Park, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

While it's not as good as it used to be, it is still a taste of home. I stopped in for take out late one evening and ordered a little of everything (no meat as we're vegetarians)... plantains, yuca frita, boiled yuca, pan cubano, frijoles negros con arroz, pastelitos... YUM! I do remember the servings being bigger in the past... More

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Bal Harbour, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Great chain of Cuban restaurants all over Miami and at the airport. Get your fix of excellent and cheap Cuban food, very popular with the locals and tourists alike. Don't miss trying STRONG Cuban coffee..my favorite the COLADA (or a CORTADITO for those who prefer with milk). Beats Starbucks any day!

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Miami, Fl
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133 reviews 133 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

This plaza is perfect for typical simple Cuban delights. It didn't earn 5 stars this time because we went I'm the morning and asked for croquetas and pastelitos and they were stale. They tasted as if they had been there for a long while. Overall this place usually is great.

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Miami, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is my neighborhood restaurant, that everybody know my name. I like most everything they make. I go for coffee at least four times a week, with croquetas. The Cuban food sandwiches, steaks, and most of their food is truly in the Cuban tradition. It's always full, but service is great, friendly and pretty fast. Enjoy!

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Orlando, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Seriously, I love this place. It's been several years since I came to Miami and had dinner at La Carreta and other than the prices it is like time has stood still. The food is A.m.a.z.i.n.g. !!!!! Yes, it's that good, that authentic, that local, that flavorful, that delicious. It's also weird because I think there are people still working... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

If you are in this part of Miami visit La Carreta, the food is good and the Cuban Coffee is great. The outside service of Cuban pastry and croquetas is always good.

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Sebring, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service was good and the food was even better. Food didn't take long to prepare but was hot and delicious. Will definitely visit again the next time I am in the area.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Best Cuban Aurhentic food in Miami. This place is a gem in the rough. Also they have multiple locations.

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We have been dining at this Carreta for many years. However, we have noticed some changes for the worse. For example, their "Croquetas" used to be the best in Miami, recently a friend mentioned that her children no longer like them and they used to ask to go there for dinner just to have "croquetas". I notice the change myself,... More

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