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La Carreta

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Little Havana
Cuban
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3632 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-4112
(305) 444-7501
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 143
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    Very good
  • 70
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  • 26
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So yummy...

Looking for authentic Cuban food? You will not be disappointed. We all enjoyed our food. The price point was very affordable with traditional offerings. The masitas de puerco were delish and tender. Open late!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Hepburntravel
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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411 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Looking for authentic Cuban food? You will not be disappointed. We all enjoyed our food. The price point was very affordable with traditional offerings. The masitas de puerco were delish and tender. Open late!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food was great, the area is nice, but the server, the person who welcome us, did know welcome us, she only ask, only for two people, and follow me, the one who serve ours food don't even say hello, look like their coworker hate there job, what happen, i ask her if they don't communicate with her coworker, and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Recommended by a number of Cuban friends, La Carreta did not disappoint. The food is delicious. And the atmosphere is very low key. We came in and were immediately seated at a booth from which we could watch one of the cooks slicing huge stacks of roast pork and ham for cuban sandwiches behind the counter. I ordered the roast... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

La Carreta provided an excellent dining experience, much like Versailles across the street. Although I did not partake in the dining, as vegetarians and mainstream Cuban restaurants do not mix, the rest of my party of Cubans did remark that the food was excellent. The service was also excellent, so La Carreta would be a solid choice should you find... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stopped in here on a bit of a whim, finding the reviews in Trip Advisor to guide us there as we stayed near the airport for our final night in Florida. Located in West Little Havana, this place was filled with locals and has an extensive menu. Each of the four of us got something different and servings were... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Every time I visit Miami, I eat (as many times as I can) at "La Carreta" not just because Cuban food is amazingly tasty, it's because in this place, every dish is unforgetable, extremely well done and big enough to satisfy 2 people! The pork is juicy and tender, the "congril" is the best I've ever had before. Everything is... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The good was delicious and the service was fantastic!! I would recommend this restaurant to anybody. There were 4 of us and we all ordered something different and we all loved our dishes.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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164 reviews 164 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Walked from Best Western, after long day of flying cross country, to this restaurant. Safe but not scenic! We were seated immediately, it was close to 6 pm on Friday evening. Our server was extremely patient with our many questions and very friendly and prompt but not pushy. To start we treated ourselves to a 1/2 pitcher of sangria, about... More 

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West New York, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I usually go to the La Carreta by Pembrook Pines, it is the northernmost La Carreta. I have also gone to the one in Calle Ocho. there a ere a couple of more. they have very good Cuban food, good portions with good value.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you're in Miami and want Cuban food, this is where you go. Large and busy enough to accommodate the most uninitiated. Menu is pretty straightforward - sandwiches and entrees. Get the coffee and the flan for desert.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3632 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-4112
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Little Havana
  • Neighborhood: Little Havana
  • Phone Number: (305) 444-7501

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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