We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

LA Carreta Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Spanish, Cuban
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
301 N University Dr, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024-6717
954-966-8161
Website
Add hours for LA Carreta Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 72 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our local favorite for delicious Cuban food!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
James B
,
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Level Contributor
44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Katy, Texas
Level Contributor
97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sugar Hill, Georgia, United States
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pembroke Pines ,Florida
Level Contributor
75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
147 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were taken here by a local and this was a nice surprise. The food was amazing and would recommend to anyone who happens to be in this area. Service was great the woman who waited on us had worked there for years. Wonderful atmosphere too. Hope to get another chance to visit in the future.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I recently visited La Carreta with family for lunch (large party). The service was pretty good, food was great, and atmosphere was a bit relaxed as it wasn't too busy. All in all we had a great time with no major complaints. Servers did seem to mull around a bit and group together to talk but it happens. Hope to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wesley Chapel
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We decided to have our rehearsal dinner here and it was great. The food and service was outstanding! Price was great as well! If you are thinking of doing a large dinner party, this place is very nice!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed LA Carreta Restaurant also viewed

 
Pembroke Pines, FL
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Been to LA Carreta Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about LA Carreta Restaurant

Address: 301 N University Dr, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024-6717
Phone Number: 954-966-8161
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pembroke Pines
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Spanish, Cuban

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Spanish, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from LA Carreta Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?