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269-275 w lincoln hwy, Merrillville, IN
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Ranked #29 of 142 Restaurants in Merrillville
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: near kmart and hallmark in merrillville off of rt 30.
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  • English first
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I will never come back here based off my last experience. I ordered a shrimp fajita and the trio fajita for pick up. The "manager" handed me my food and guaranteed that everything was in there. I get home and realize that they didn't put the tortilla shells, but they didn't forget to charge me extra. I called them back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Fun and friendly employees. Food is authentic, fresh and relish every time!! Love love love!! And my husband is the cover shot sipping his favorite margarita from the best bartenders.

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Edison, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The frozen margaritas are magical! I don't even like margaritas but this is the best drink I ever had 😃. Staff is friendly, service is very good, prices are reasonable

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merrillville, IN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you're lookiing for authentic Mexican food, with good service at a good price, try La Carreta. I love their chicken enchiladas, and flautas! If you're looking for a light snack, order off the a la carte menu. Otherwise try one of their combination platters or dinners, if you can eat that much after the fresh salsa and chips! They... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about la caretta

Address: 269-275 w lincoln hwy, Merrillville, IN
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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