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la caretta

269-275 w lincoln hwy, Merrillville, IN
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Ranked #15 of 138 restaurants in Merrillville
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: near kmart and hallmark in merrillville off of rt 30.
Restaurant details
Description: near kmart and hallmark in merrillville off of rt 30.
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Everyone in town decided to go to The Outback Steakhouse for Valentines so we went to our tried and true Mexican favorite and we were surprised to get in with minimal wait. They were packed but much quicker to open tables up. Everyone had a Margarita and the Valentines balloons and decorations made it fun and festive. The food and... More

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Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I thought food was very good but hype didn't match taste. Service was prompt. Wait time was not bad, but the dip and chips had very little flavor.

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Schererville, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Every time we visit we try something different and have never been disappointed. There is always a wait for a table but that is a testament to the great food and good service.

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Satin John, IN
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

For me, the chips and salsa make or break a Mexican restaurant. Don't worry, you will get plenty of good stuff at a great value. La Caretta puts a little more thought into their meals and ingredients than most Mexican restaurants in the area.

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crown point, indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Love this place. They have great service, food and most of all Margaritas!! Always crowded! It's a fun place to go to. I have a friend who comes to town once a year and has to come here for dinner.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

After hearing that this is a must try place, I beg to differ. We tried combination platters to get a sampling of a few foods. Not impressed. The food to us lacked seasoning. It was very bland. If you like a large amount of tasteless meat smothered in cheese and tortillas this is the place to go. Not sure if... More

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Crown Point, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The restaurants in Highland and Merrillville are very good. The decor and food is very good. Pricing is great, lunch specials make for a nice mid day. The beer is cold, marguiritas are great tasting.

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Indianapolis, IN
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

The food here was tasty and well presented. La Caretta has very large portions which appears to be very popular with families--there were plenty there. Wait staff was not the most friendly I have seen although they were efficient and quick (a simple smile would help alleviate the feeling of an "attitude"). It is not intimate. The night I ate,... More

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Rensselaer, IN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Food excellente. Drinks fabuloso. Atmosphere pleasant. We had to wait 30 minutes and it was worth it.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

If you love Mexican food, you simply can't go wrong here. This is by far the best Mexican food around, and there are a lot to choose from. Service is always great, food is always fresh and hot and quickly served. Margaritas are killer. Be careful though...the great taste is decieving of how strong they are!

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