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LA Carreta Restaurant

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4252 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660-3383
(423) 245-7707
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Americanized Mexican food

It's not authentic, but it's tasty. Smothered in cheese and sauce, La Caretta is definitely one of my guilty pleasures. I love the cheese dip and chicken quesadillas, as well as the beef burritos. I personally prefer the healthier, authentic version of Mexican better (which they may provide if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
chocofoodowineoholic
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This is our favorite place to go for Mexican food. We always get the same thing. I love the chicken chimichanga, my son loves the enchiladas and my daughter gets the pollo chorizo.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The food tastes decent enough, but is not easy on the stomach. It wasn't until I tried Mexican in a larger city that I realized it shouldn't make me sick.

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Hampton, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Went in to try out a Mexican meal where I had heard was a reasonable place to eat. Upon entering we were immediately seated in a location of our choice and greeted by our waiter. management is proud of the restaurant and the upkeep and He got us our drinks and was able to answer all questions from the menu... More 

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Kingsport
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If I'm craving Mexican this is where I go! I absolutely love the chicken quesadillas, tacos, and queso dip. Nothing else beats La Carreta!

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South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great menu, good prices, and fast service. We have always had good food. Not too spicy unless you want it that way.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I do not dislike la careta but it is not my first choice of Mexican they do have many locations which makes it convenient. The food is cheap , fast , better than fast food chains. The service is usually above average. Good place to kill some hunger pains for less $$$ .

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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71 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It's not authentic, but it's tasty. Smothered in cheese and sauce, La Caretta is definitely one of my guilty pleasures. I love the cheese dip and chicken quesadillas, as well as the beef burritos. I personally prefer the healthier, authentic version of Mexican better (which they may provide if you ask them to), but this is a good treat every... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Loved the special la casa 10 years ago. I had it when I visited over thanksgiving this year. The cheese was thick and heavy and it didn't taste fresh. Also, the place was kind of dirty. My wife had a fairly nasty looking taco salad. The salsa was eerily similar to pace or some other store bought brand. I miss... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The parking lot was nearly full, but we only waited 10-15 min until a table opened up. Orders came out quicker than I expected. I didn't hear one complaint about the food. Portions were just right. Nobody left hungry!

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Gray, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here many times in the past and ate there again today. It is ok food. Not great. Ok service not great. Salsa is good. I had the fajitas and they were fine. This is the kind of place that I never pick to eat, but will go there if someone else picks.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4252 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660-3383
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: (423) 245-7707

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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