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la caretta

269-275 w lincoln hwy, Merrillville, IN
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Ranked #17 of 139 restaurants in Merrillville
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: near kmart and hallmark in merrillville off of rt 30.
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Description: near kmart and hallmark in merrillville off of rt 30.
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Edison, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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