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La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Spanish
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4534 SE Mcloughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97202-5041
503-236-8089
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
My go-to Mexican place

Sorry, but I prefer Americanized Mexican to the authentic stuff. I think this is the best place in Portland for this style of food. It's kid-friendly and they always give us complimentary ice cream.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
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Sherwood, Oregon
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had not been here in years, and with the mixed reviews I was apprehensive. But there is no reason to be. The decor here is nice, the service was great and very friendly, and they have a fantastic happy hour. I had the La Cazuela, which is a bowl of booze with fruit slices. Tastes smoother than a Long... More 

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Soldotna, Alaska
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

What a disaster. Food took forever to arrive. My wife's food didn't show up until 15 minutes after everyone else. To add, the bill was incorrect and took 20 minutes to get out of the place.

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I will start with the disclaimer that I am not normally fond of Mexican food. I can usually find something that is good and isn't too spicy or have beans in it. That being said I have been to a fair number of Mexican restaurants since my wife and family do enjoy them. I did enjoy my Pollo A La... More 

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Florida
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Sorry, but I prefer Americanized Mexican to the authentic stuff. I think this is the best place in Portland for this style of food. It's kid-friendly and they always give us complimentary ice cream.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I had never been there before but my mother in law suggested it for her birthday. We got there around 4 on a Saturday. It wasn't very busy but got progressively busier as the evening progressed. My husband had the fajitas which he said, "didn't suck." Our three boys split a large combo meal and that was plenty for them... More 

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Portland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I moved to Portland from Los Angeles. Good Mexican food is hard to come by here. La Carreta is a pleasant surprise. It's not an "authentic" type place but an excellent American Mexican food place--lots of sauce and cheese and great flavor. Plus, prices are reasonable. Service is very friendly. Ambiance is nice. (Note that the picture on this listing... More 

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Tualatin, Oregon
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31 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

I would not eat here again. The service was extremely slow, and the food was not very good. It wasn't inedible, but it had no flavor, was greasy, and was nothing special at all. It was a little pricey, too. The staff was friendly enough, but that is not enough of a reason to eat here. There are definitely better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

a huge group of us came in for a friend's birthday. the staff was nice and very accommodating. service was spot on, food was excellent. i had fajitas with steak, chicken AND shrimp. so tasty. there was even a group of guys playing guitar and serenading the restaurant table by table. one of the best experiences i have had in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

We're staying in the Columbia River Gorge and just happened to stumble across La Carreta while looking for a light rail station to get us to downtown Portland. Decided to go in for lunch and we'll be back, as well as recommending it to anyone we know who is visiting this area. Scrumptious Mexican food at very, very reasonable prices... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2009

Bacon wrapped fried shrimp- yum!

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Additional Information about La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

Address: 4534 SE Mcloughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97202-5041
Phone Number: 503-236-8089
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4534 SE Mcloughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97202-5041
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-236-8089

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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