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La Carreta

Mexican, Spanish
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Wards Ferry Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
4342374009
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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, Takeout

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner

La Caretta is the best place in Lynchburg for good Mexican food. They have awesome guacamole and cheese dip! They use goat cheese and its unlike any other Mexican place in the area!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jhuds
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Caretta is the best place in Lynchburg for good Mexican food. They have awesome guacamole and cheese dip! They use goat cheese and its unlike any other Mexican place in the area!

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Thank jhuds
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Throughout the years I have enjoyed visiting this place for a variety of events and I enjoyed every experience. The food is good, the service is great, and the value is amazing. This is a great place for someone who lives on a budget and is not looking to spend too much.

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Thank Zadam11
evington, Virginia
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We have eaten there several times and never gotten a bad meal or service! We have had the tacos, enchaladas, rellanos, taco salad and other dishes. Excellent place!! Only thing is their "hot salsa" could be spicier. It is a nice and friendly place to go after a long day!!!

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Thank ottoabc
Charles City, Virginia
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I stopped by here for a late dinner. Every single staff member here was very polite and friendly. My beer was ice cold and my food was hot. Order the California vegetables they are extra tasty. My carne asada wasn't my favorite. I will come back and try something else. These are good folks.

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Thank Charlie0375
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Martha P
Lynchburg, Virginia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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Thank LifeEnthusiast25
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank popspopspops
Westover, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank jacob l
Virginia
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Joshua S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wards Ferry Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: 4342374009

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?