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660 E Burnside, Gresham, OR 97030-3921
(503) 661-7647
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food

really good food, great prices and real quick. Only problem you do come out smelling thick of food and oil. Just because it just is thick in there. I know it sounds weird unless you have eaten there. Oh and can never get enough salsa and chips great salsa

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
Jacob C
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Sandy, Oregon, United States
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Sandy, Oregon, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

really good food, great prices and real quick. Only problem you do come out smelling thick of food and oil. Just because it just is thick in there. I know it sounds weird unless you have eaten there. Oh and can never get enough salsa and chips great salsa

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palm desert ca
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69 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Both meals were terrible. My wife loves Mexican food and her Chili Relleno was tasteless I ordered a beef fajita and it was equally unpalatable. The meat was tough and the rest was mostly onions. Green peppers were few and far between..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Good food, good portions, for a good price. You can always count on this everytime you go to La Carretta.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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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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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
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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
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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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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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Oregon
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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
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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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  • Address: 660 E Burnside, Gresham, OR 97030-3921
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Gresham
  • Phone Number: (503) 661-7647

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