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La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

4534 SE Mcloughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97202-5041
503-236-8089
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Ranked #1,340 of 3,547 restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Feb 22, 2014
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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
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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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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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 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2009

It's kinda silly... but if you had a stressful day... go suck back 3 Margaritas and order steak fajitas! It'll make life marry again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

Steak Fajitas and Margaritas. Total favorite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2008

Great Ameri-Mexican schtick, and you get a ton of food for the price. Always very nice wait staff, and quick service! All in all one of my faves because it's not pretensious, and they gimme lots of cheese!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2007

If you want to Mexican gut bomb this is your place.

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