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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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  • 19
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  • 15
    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
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Kingsport
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Kingsport, Tennessee
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95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This has always been the Mexican restaurant we go to in our hometown. Always good and fast food. My kids love coming and the food is a reasonable price. Will be back!

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food & service are exceptional every time! Although the food is very good for a great price, the service is always top notch! All of the wait staff are very attentive to the needs of their customers. I give the food an A & the service an A+!

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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195 reviews 195 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

When I'm craving Mexican this is where I go. The food is fast, fresh and not too expensive. The staff is always friendly and always fast!! Two thumbs way up and don't pay attention to the negative reviews. Everyone can have an off day. This place is consistently good.

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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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