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La Carretta Restaurant

660 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham, OR 97030-3921
(503) 661-7647
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Ranked #35 of 149 restaurants in Gresham
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 1, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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18 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Portland, Oregon, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This restaurant has be open for many years, and it shows.The wait staff was pleasant enough and service was average. The surroundings were something out of some misguided Gringo's idea of a Mexican restaurant should be. Clean but gaudy. When I arrived in Portland 25 years ago, Mexican food was spiced for Oregonians. This is a great example of that... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This place has great food and great service. Very friendly. I keep going back to try new items. I love the tamales. I would definitely recommend on going in and giving them a try. Go a little early it dose get busy.

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Gresham, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Best Mexican food at very reasonable prices. Coming from Southern California I have been on a constant search for good, 'real' Mexican food. La Carretta is the answer. Never ending chips and salsa are fresh and tasty. I recommend the fajitas. So good, so much. They will cook anything, any way you want, just ask. Superb service. Super fun place... More

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Gresham, Oregon, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We did get to sit down near a window when I asked and they tried very hard to accommodate even when they were very busy, except for a waiter that was in a hurry came close to knocking me over twice, and just keep going not a word ? Food average, taste ediable, textures, somewhat unexpected ,though a variety of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have visited La Carretta several times, and they never disappoint! They always have a friendly greeting ready when you walk in...seat you and soon you have chips and DELICIOUS salsa on your table (I go with my fiance and they put a salsa bowl down for each of us...yum!). One of my favorites there is the fajitas. My fiance... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We have eaten at La Caretta several times, but it's been a while, so we stopped in last weekend. I was pleasantly surprised to see some new menu items featured, including fish tacos....I LOVE fish tacos! As others have said, the salsa is great. Also, there staffing is pretty consistent--we see the same servers time after time. They are either... More

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

After an afternoon of hiking in the Columbia River Gorge, I was ready for some calories. Started off with a bottomless bowl of chips to go with delicious salsa (almost pico de gallo, but salsa-fied). Large chunks of veggies to go with a flavorful base. Main dish was the carne asada burrito made with flank steak. Thinly sliced pieces of... More

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North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Spent some time with family in the Gresham, OR area and we ate here three of the five days we were in town. Treated like family the moment we came through the door. Outstanding authenic Mexican cusine here. And it is all their family that is everywhere making certain you are treated right. Where do you go now and get... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The service is amazing! They just keep refilling your chips and salsa, so much that you have to stop yourself and save room for the meal. The meal portions are large enough that you can take some home for a light meal later. The meal itself is typical Mexican restaurant food. I think that Mexican restaurants can really stand out... More

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Troutdale, Oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

If you are really hungry and don't care about flavor then this is your place. Huge portions of totally tasteless food. I'm don't know if we just came on a bad day or what, but I've only a few times in my life experienced food that is so bland that no matter what you do, you can't seem to make... More

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