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LA Carreta Restaurant

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Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
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301 N University Dr, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024-6717
954-966-8161
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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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
great cuban food- top quality and very good service

went here for lunch a few times, and always very good cuban food, well prepared and good portions. Food is tasty, with just the right spices. Service is pretty good also. Always a reliable and good place for lunch. If you love Cuban food, give this small chain a try...

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Cape Coral, Florida
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English first
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is one of the better Cuban restaurants around. Food is good, abundant, and fair priced. They do have a happy hour if you're interested and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I just love the guava cheesecake!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

went here for lunch a few times, and always very good cuban food, well prepared and good portions. Food is tasty, with just the right spices. Service is pretty good also. Always a reliable and good place for lunch. If you love Cuban food, give this small chain a try...

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MCKINNEY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Food was good and reasonably priced, wait staff was friendly and efficient. Atmosphere was family-friendly. Would eat there again.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My wife and I dine here often, perhaps once a month. It's near where we live so it is very convenient for us as well. On University Drive near Pines Blvd. Consistency is the rule here and that means a lot. We have been steady customers for nearly 10 years here. The service is always great, the food is wonderful,... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I come here usually every Sunday morning for my croquettes and pastelitos, they are amazimg! I will admit compared to local bakery they are a little pricy but it is always fresh and hot. The few times I've been inside to eat I seen to always get the Cuban sandwich, which never fails is always a great filler and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

the Cuban food was great, services was excellent and the Sangria was excellent....we enjoyed our meal very much. Our server was very attentive and made it an enjoyable dinner. Prices were very good, atmosphere was nice for families or couples, business dinners!

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Sugar Hill, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Anytime I'm in town I have to AT LEAST go by here and get a Cuban Coffee.... I've only had the coffee and breakfast buffett here.... lots of selection on the buffet... love the pastries as well!

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Pembroke Pines ,Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Called ahead of time ,placed my order.arrvived 35 mins later and my order was not ready,it was not even in the system!! then I had to wait again.The food tasted nothing like what I ordered on the menu.The pork was hard it was a mess.Good place for coffee and pastry!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a place to go for good Colada (Cuban expresso) and some tostadas (toasted Cuban bread). Great place for breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great food and value! Coming from the keys and everything was packed. It was a great find. My family enjoyed it very much!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 N University Dr, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024-6717
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pembroke Pines
  • Phone Number: 954-966-8161

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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