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“prompt service, plenty of good food” 4 of 5 stars
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Carretas Cafe
7011 South Broadway Avenue, Tyler, TX 75703
903-581-1895
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Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
north Dallas, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“prompt service, plenty of good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

We were visiting the area overnight and randomly picked this location for dinner. We were seated promptly and provided with chips and salsa immediately. Our food orders were served before very long and there was plenty of it . It was delicious but there was so much that both of us took home a box that will serve as a second meal. We didn't have any problems with the service or the food and would eat there again if we are in the area.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arkansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Good food, Terrific Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

We ate here last Saturday evening and had a great time! The food was well prepared and the portions were generous. We took enough back to our condo to have lunch on Sunday. Our waiter was very, very good. He advised us on their food and was very entertaining. We all had a great time, even our grand-daughter who is shy and doesn't usually like to receive attention. We did not notice any odors and with two of us having breathing problems we always notice odors. The restaurant was clean and everyone was friendly.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“eww eww that smell”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

as soon as we entered the foyer, there was a foul smell. The hostess seated us at a dirty table, so I asked if we could get the table cleaned and her attitude displayed her aggravation, but she did clean it off. We sat down, and the foul smell was also in the restaurant and when we opened the menus, they were filthy as well. We got up and walked out....too dirty and germy

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tyler, Texas
1 review
“the worst customer service ever!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

I recently had one of the worst experiences of my life here. Karaoke was awesome... music was great, dancing was HOT the service was BEYOND AWEFUL! The manager Steve Whoever, had the nerve to put his hand in my cousins face and told him to shut up. Then threatened to call the police on us for refusing to pay for food that we NEVER GOT after being there for more than 2 hours. The waitress who was the biggest problem thought it was comical and lauged though it all. There was one female manager who was nice and actually tried to help the situation.
Its unfortunate that one person's decision to NOT do her job, ruined the experience for 9 people who were just there to have a good time. I hope they reevaluate staffing choices. By the way, this was my third time there. Ive had the same waitress twice. Her service was less than impressive the first time.

Visited July 2011
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Henderson, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I will not go back.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

When we first walked in the place had a horrible smell, but meeting friends there we didn't want to be rude so we stayed. We sat in the bar area at a booth. The service was terrible! We had to get up to get our drink orders(which they didn't even get right), to get menus, and when our food got there...we didn't get any silverware. And, when I looked back...every single one of the servers were just standing around watching the karaoke. Another thing I didn't like, they had a guy up "freestyling" who was cussing and being vulgar! I couldn't believe they were letting him to do it! Needless to say, I will never ever go back or recommend this place to anyone!!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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