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La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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545 Hooksett Rd, Manchester, NH 03104-2654
+1 603-628-6899
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very popular place, especially on a Friday or Saturday night. The salsa they give you is mild, if you like to walk on the wild side a little ask for the spicy salsa. It has heat plus good flavor. A nice, cold margarita helps to cool off your tongue. It can be a touch loud in the restaurant and the... More 

Thank xx4funxx
Manchester, New Hampshire
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in San Diego for 3+ years, it is as close to the food I enjoyed as I've found here in 'Nuh Hampshuh.'

Thank JamesW592
Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best "authentic" Mexican restaurants in the area. Great value and for the amount of food that you get.

Thank 452miab
Laconia, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are there on a Sunday night. Food was really good and service great. They let us stay as long as we wanted.

Thank lomapado
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by with friends. Been to La Carreta numerous times and each time have enjoyed the experience. Attentive and friendly staff. Usually get shrimp and scallops with soft shell taco but this time tried the steak and chicken nachos. Advertised as an appetizer but it was huge, enough for 3! Great flavor. The flan was also delicious, as always. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are other places to eat Mexican food in this area, some have flashier dining rooms and bigger margaritas, but none of them have food that is as good as La Carretta! We lived in Manchester 15 years ago and regularly visited La Caretta and have continued to do so on our yearly pilgrimage back to the area to visit... More 

Thank panarama222
New Hampshire
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Been to la Carreta tons of times .. they are always supremely consistent, and generally very fast. Each table is provided with warm fresh chips, and housemade salsa. The grilled chicken nachos, are phenomenal! They're great to share as an appetizer, but could be a meal themselves. The chili is very good, burritos are great .. pretty much everything we've... More 

Thank brimarie115
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant. The food is reasonably authentic, delicious, and reasonably priced. They have good drinks and great service. The food comes fast, sometimes shockingly fast, and it always tastes fresh. I can't think of anything bad to say, other than the wait when it's busy or the siesta closing times. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Walter T
Montpelier, Vermont
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome restaurant the food is delicious, you will be happy with anything On the menu. The daily lunch specials are well thought out combinations and the portions are generous and family friendly priced. If you can afford to take your kids to a burger joint, you can afford to feed them here. Drinks (adult) are spot on.... More 

Thank Vermonttexican
Bow, New Hampshire, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I literally cannot get enough of La Carreta. This is my husband and my "go to" spot for a casual dinner or gathering with friends. Delicious menu, great drinks, friendly attentive service and the best guacamole EVER!

Thank Jaime M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 Hooksett Rd, Manchester, NH 03104-2654
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-628-6899

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