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“Good food, good service, ambience” 4 of 5 stars
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La Carreta
5350 W 16th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33012-2165
305-823-5200
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Ranked #24 of 303 restaurants in Hialeah
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good food, good service, ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Had lunch there during a recent trip (April, 2012). I happened to be in the neighborhood and met someone since the place was convenient. Cannot believe that in all my trips to Mia/Hialeah had not tried this place, thinking that it was higher than average..well, it is in quality and service, not your Mom and Pop restaurant and the prices are not much higher. Twists on Cuban cuisines that other restaurants may not be willing to try since it is always safer to stay with the familiar. Leisuredly lunch, attentive service. Had the sopa de platanos followed by stuffed plantain wiht cheese. No room for desert, although the selection of flans was tempting. Recommended.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bent NM
Top Contributor
283 reviews 283 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 186 cities Reviews in 186 cities
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
“Good Cuban food with a flair”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Delicious Cuban specialties with authentic flavor. Reasonable prices and attentive service make this a very desirable stop. Located behind a large mall.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Authentic Cubano!! A must in Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Just now finished our delicious lunch! Had pork & onions,,Moros ( rice & black beans cooked together.Yum!) & plantains! ( best plantains ever! Better than in Cuba!) about $9.00
Better if you speak Spanish....but the menu is self explanatory.The chicken soup looked great too.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good Cuban food, reasonable prices, EXCELLENT service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The food here is good and plentiful. Seriously, the servings are large. The service is what sets it apart, however. Lightning fast!

If you are in a hurry - EAT HERE

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

A good family restaurant for cuban specialties. Very good service and reasonable pricing. A kid-friendly atmosphere. Loved the fried plantain-best ever.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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