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La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Spanish
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545 Hooksett Rd, Manchester, NH 03104-2654
603-628-6899
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food! Outstanding Margarita's!

The Margarita's are HUGE! Oh, and they taste wonderful. The food is outstanding, and the service was quick and friendly. Great place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Tom B
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Eugene, Oregon
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Eugene, Oregon
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

The Margarita's are HUGE! Oh, and they taste wonderful. The food is outstanding, and the service was quick and friendly. Great place!

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Northwood, New Hampshire, United States
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have visited La Carreta for lunch and dinner, and have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh and delicious, and the wait staff attentive. We would definitely recommend you give it a try when in Manchester!

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Choosing to wait out a rainy day in our hotel, we grabbed some lunch time take-out meals from La Carreta and were satisfied with the taste, quality, serving size and price. While the décor tried to be a bit more upscale, the items we ordered didn't taste any better or worse than the dozens of other strip mall Mexican restaurants... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I should tell you that I lived in the Southwest for many years so I am very hard to impress when it comes to Mexican food. I really don't care for the food at La Carreta. It is too bland for my taste. On Mondays they have a $3.99 Margarita Special and they are quite good. The service is very... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my husband. This is the second time we have eaten here. The food is always delicious. The service is wonderful. The atmosphere is lovely. Whenever we go to Manchester, this is our go to restaurant.

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Manchester, NH
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The chips and salsa are better than most. I am a burritos fan, and always choose them. They have been uniformly good, with tasty ingredients. The Margaritas come in all flavors, and quality levels of tequila. You can surely get the combination you want. The decor is colorful, and looks and feels like it might be located south of the... More 

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Alexandria VA
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to go. La caretta's really knows how to serve great food and wonderful drinks. The atmosphere is uplifting, the chips, salsa, the fajitas, and the wonderful margaritas are definitely a pleaser. Would highly recommend this restaurants- and remember to call ahead for seating.

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NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

First, the grilled shrimp quesadilla - the shrimp were actually grilled before the quesadilla was assembled and heated. My chile relleno had a fabulous smoky taste. Both had cheese in them but was a mild flavor which didn't overrun the shrimp nor the poblano. How good was it? I wanted to go kiss the chef.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place is OK, but I dislike the "mole" slight chocolate flavoring in the sauces. It was our go-to Mexican restaurant when we first moved from CA, and the burritos, tacos, enchiladas, etc. are more than adequate but border food it is not. Better than many other attempts at Mexican in the Northeast!

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Bedford,NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Authentic Mexican food...I have never had a bad meal there since I have been going there from their day one opening about 15 years ago!

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Address: 545 Hooksett Rd, Manchester, NH 03104-2654
Phone Number: 603-628-6899
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 545 Hooksett Rd, Manchester, NH 03104-2654
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 603-628-6899

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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