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La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

Spanish, Mexican
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5790 macCorkle AV.SE., Charleston, WV 25304-2803
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Very ordinary

The service was very good and the place is spotless. The meals were not bad just not good. Very ordinary and plain. Very disapointing.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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  • Families with children
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English first
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place is fairly new, and exceptionally clean. The service is fast and the food is good. I have to admit I don't eat a lot of Mexican food, so I don't have much to compare to, but everything I've ordered here has been tasty.

Thank Mrs_C_in_WV
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The service was very good and the place is spotless. The meals were not bad just not good. Very ordinary and plain. Very disapointing.

Thank DB25874
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I recently passed through Charleston, and ate at this location. I have heard good things about it, from friends who frequent this location. I enjoyed the food, and the stage was very friendly! It is very easy to find, just off the exit. The atmosphere is great. The restaurant is very open, and decorated well. They do offer take out,... More 

Thank Phillip H
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236 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 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 

Thank MichiganBanjoMan
Charleston, West Virginia
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211 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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.

1 Thank dafacct
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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.

1 Thank joelc63
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

1 Thank Tomas D
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

1 Thank ovg
Charleston, West Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

4 Thank HannahN92
Scott Depot, West Virginia
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!!!

4 Thank Barbara S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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: Spanish, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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