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La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

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5790 macCorkle AV.SE., Charleston, WV 25304-2803
304-925-4590
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food and decent service.

I eat here often and enjoy it every time. Though not the best, it is good food at a great price. Similar in taste and decor to so many other Mexican restaurants, but that's ok.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2014
joelc63
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Michigan
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195 reviews 195 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We landed in Charleston on a Monday night, when several restaurants that we had pre-selected were closed. Staying in a motel on the south end of town on MacCorkle Avenue, we didn't feel like making a 20-mile round trip to some other highly-rated establishment, so we opted for something in the area. Except for that, we wouldn't have ended up... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Recently ate at this Mexican restaurant during the late afternoon and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food. Service was great, food arrived within a few minutes of ordering, and the interior decor was exceptionally clean, colorful and very nicely decorated. I'm including a pic taken in the dining room area.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I eat here often and enjoy it every time. Though not the best, it is good food at a great price. Similar in taste and decor to so many other Mexican restaurants, but that's ok.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I feel I should disqualify myself from this review, because 1) I live in Chicago, where we have a huge Mexican community and two of the best Mexican restaurants in the US (Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill and Topolobampo. 2) I have travelled to Mexico over 10 times and know Mexican food beyond what passes for "Mexican" in the US. I... More 

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Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Just off exit 95 at MacCorkle - it's next to the Lowe's which you can see from the highway. I've eaten here 3 times recently on trips travelling through Charleston. Very good CHEAP mexican food in a new building. Main parking lot is behind the restaurant. Food is delicious and the salsa is excellent. Quick service too - you can... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The food is really good and very affordable. It's been moved to a newly built location and is very clean and pleasantly decorated.

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Scott Depot, West Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I used to eat at this restaurant a couple of times a week before I moved away from Charleston. Back then I knew the owners and their families and they were great. There is plenty of food and their cheese dip is the best!!!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Very good authentic Tex-Mex with superb service.... not formal, but they have big drinks and a nice patio area for summer dinning

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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Usually busy and deserves to be. This well-run restaurant offers very good food at incredibly low prices. Many choices on the menu, with several well-considered house specialties. Service is quite good: attentive and considerate. Food comes in considerable portions and most dinners cost less than $10 with a drink. Most importantly, people are relaxing and enjoying themselves as they eat.... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This is a typical Mexican Place, Its o.k., it not as good as Rio in Nitro. The service was not that great, we had to keep asking for silver ware, drink refills etc... Staff was o.k., but not great. We had the cheese dip, Chicken Fjata's and casade'as. Took awhile to get to us, but was really good when it... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 5790 macCorkle AV.SE., Charleston, WV 25304-2803
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 304-925-4590

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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