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La Carretta Restaurant

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660 E Burnside, Gresham, OR 97030-3921
(503) 661-7647
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
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  • 9
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really nice staff

My husband loves this place. I will admit we go here way too often. The wait staff is really nice and attentive and the food is decent but nothing really special in my opinion. The drinks are strong so if you want a good hang out to drink and have a meal, this is a great place

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
TravelingTrioOregon
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Oregon
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132 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been here several times before - it's an OK place with lots of colorful, funky painted walls. Service is really good - food is good - there's a lot on the menu. Prices OK. Worst thing was all of our clothes reeked BADLY of onion/greasy smell after we left. Unfortunately we were visiting family in Gresham on our way... More 

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Thank Ticolover
Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Food and service are very good. Reasonably priced. Lunch menu was a little sparse. Dinner menu is more what I expected. Decent bar area.

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Thank Manuel F
Oregon
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My husband loves this place. I will admit we go here way too often. The wait staff is really nice and attentive and the food is decent but nothing really special in my opinion. The drinks are strong so if you want a good hang out to drink and have a meal, this is a great place

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Thank TravelingTrioOregon
Sandy, Oregon
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Enjoy coming here for many reasons: 1) Authentic Mexican restaurant and bar are excellent. Also open later than many other restaurants in the area. 2) Food is fantastic. Large portions. Service is consistantly great! 3) Very busy - lots of people love it here. 4) Mariachi band roams from table to table playing Mexican songs or the song of your... More 

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Thank Vallie L
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Finding quality mexican food in Gresham isnt easy but one look at the full parking lot is your first clue. Its not the the inner city in Mexico ,I havent found that place yet but this is good. Huge portions and the food looks like The picture on the Menu!!! Stay away from the Guacamole, It reads on the menu... More 

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Thank charley k
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
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161 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Great Patron Margarita w/ shot of Grand Marnier. I mean really good server. Parking lot full. I thought I may have stumbled upon gold but it was not to be. Funny thing was I got to taste two burritos during my only visit. The roving guitars made it impossible to communicate so the Chile Verde burrito I thought I ordered... More 

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Thank Curt C
Sandy, Oregon, United States
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank Jacob C
palm desert ca
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172 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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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Thank morteight
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

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

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Thank JERRY G
Portland, Oregon, United States
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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