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La Carreta Restaurant

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301 N University Dr, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024-6717
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tasty dishes. Quick and pleasant service along with reasonably priced food with large portions. Definitely will be back.

Thank MakatiJoe
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my pleasures, espresso but the cuban way, coladita, also who can resist the croquetas de jamon?????? Very nice place I just have to have my coffee there when am in town.

Thank ChefIvanpetrovich
Woodbury, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I been a faithful and happy client along with my family for years, but today everything changed. I came a long way from the Midwest where I currently live, hoping to have my favorite plate (Palomilla steak) not only my food was bad, but the service was awful. Unfortunately I wasn't the only one in my party to have their... More 

Thank laisa26
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We live close to this La Carretta my husband is Cuban and we love Cuban food. We have tried other La Carretta's before food is good but this one has our waitress. She is now like a family member. We only sit with her. She makes the experience. She is lightning fast so if you need something catch her quick.... More 

Thank italiansophistic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The staff was very attentive. Food was outstanding. From the Cuban sandwich to the palomilla steak. And coffee was perfect. My daughter Alys sa and her husband Ron joined me for lunch from Palm Beach ..they loved everything about LA Carreta. The food comes quickly and is cooked perfectly. Lots of food for a very fair price. Totally enjoyed it.

Thank Rob S
Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

when i'm in the area l love to stop at the window order Cuban coffee served in traditional cup with either a croquet, pastries made of meat guava or cheese

Thank jrios4444
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The fried plantains are so good, best around. The Sangria is delicious & the 1/2 pitcher is enough for 4 people. I love the fried pork chunks & the Palomilla steak. I don't live near S. Florida anymore & when I come back we always come here. Prices are very fair.

Thank Lois D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

You can usually tell when a restaurant has good food or service when there are a lot of cars outside. We were lucky to get a spot in front. This placed was packed for dinner, and both the food and service were great. Highly recommended if you like authentic Cuban food.

Thank Tr1n1man
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

La Carreta is your typical South Florida Cuban restaurant. Some folks swear by it while others, myself included, feel it is ok. The menu is very traditional Cuban. Nothing amazing or super wow here. If you are new to Cuban cuisine, keep in mind that this is not Mexican or Spanish. Cuban food, although fairly well seasoned, mostly with garlic,... More 

Thank BarryV954
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited as a family of four. Normally as soon as you are seated you receive your buttered toast with water..it took about 25 minutes to actually be acknowledged by a waitress whom we had to ask for the bread and water...which eventually came out with the meal. The quality of food has also tremendously took a hit. The breaded... More 

Thank Erik D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 N University Dr, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024-6717
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pembroke Pines
  • Phone Number: 954-966-8161

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