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La Carreta

Mexican, Spanish
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Wards Ferry Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Food can be iffy!

The food is always good. I'm a regular at this "la ca"- as we call it in our family. I order the same things all the time and they always come out different than the last. The food it still good though. Can be greasy at times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Martha P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The food is always good. I'm a regular at this "la ca"- as we call it in our family. I order the same things all the time and they always come out different than the last. The food it still good though. Can be greasy at times.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I love love love La Carreta. It is definitely not authentic Mexican style cuisine but the food is definitely tasty. I am addicted to Chicken Talavera-cheesy rice with chicken. I like to eat it with the complementary chips and salsa that they bring to the table when you first arrive. Also, one of my favorite drinks there is Orchata. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This is the tourist trap of Mexican restaurants in Lynchburg. It is OK food at a good price, but there a couple places near each of these that are much higher quality food. One is near Heritage high school and serves Mexican and Latin American food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best Mexican restaurant I have been to in a long time. Reasonable prices, clean facility, nice decor, and fast service. Food was great too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I had the lunch fajitas and they were delicious and two could really share! We had a part of five for lunch and every one was very happy with their meal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

There are at least 2 in Lynchburg, and the one near Lowe's is by far nicer. The owner actually came out to check on us and clearly cared about how his service was. The food was great too, but their salsa needs work.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

If you like stale chips and ketchup "salsa", chicken stew as fajitas, and bean soup as refried beans - you'll love it! If you want flavor and real Mexican food - drive to Roanoke and eat at Abuelo's.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The food here is not good. Stale tortillas, mushy tomato paste salsa, flavorless entrees, lethargic staff. There are several locations of this chain in the Lynchburg area, and each one competes with the others to be the most awful. Yuck!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

There are several restaurants in this chain and there are incredibly consistent. I have eaten at every one of them and have yet to have a bad experience. The food, prices and service are excellent. Not to mention the portion size is generous. As most Mexican restaurants you start with chips and salsa, the chips are not greasy and the... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great food and service. Served fast and hot. The food is fantastic. Sometimes the communication gets a little tricky but it always works out.

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Additional Information about La Carreta

Address: Wards Ferry Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wards Ferry Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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