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La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

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4534 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97202-5041
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Service was a little slow, but there was a large party being served. Better planning could have provided adequate servers. Food was good, but a little different. Have never had potatoes in an enchilada. Seemed they cheaped out using a filler instead of meat. Would not order that plate, again, but would give them another shot, as the flavors were... More 

Thank B0zak
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A group of us go here every few months. They have the best ever Happy Hour of any place we have ever been. The food is great, not only for Happy Hour, but if you order off the regular menu as well. The staff is super nice and very willing to accommodate anything you ask of them. We love this... More 

Thank 819sherylp
Miramar, Florida, United States
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157 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

I've had better Mexican food for much less money. I enjoyed my meal but it wasn't fabulous. The chips & salsa were pretty good. I was told that the drinks are delicious, but I didn't order one.

Thank Jacquelyn W
Logan, Utah
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47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Real Mexican is not hot and spicy, but has great flavor. I had an enchilada/tamale plate with beans and rice. There was plenty to take home. I heard 4 waiters serenading someone with a birthday. It is a large restaurant, and nicely decorated. I loved the taste of the food, especially the tamale.

Thank LantainLogan
Portland, Oregon
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207 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Now that the MAX Orange Line is in operation, I'm finding new places (for me) to eat. While the building isn't particularly attractive, it has been painted nicely, inside and out, with a Mexican theme. The wait staff was efficient and cordial. The food was pretty typical for a family Mexican restaurant. Prices were reasonable. A nice touch was the... More 

Thank Eugene F
Bend, Oregon
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is a bright building on an odd corner of a main street. Be careful inside as there are uneven floors in the dining area that aren't well marked. The staff are friendly and service is good. Overall the food is average traditional "Mexican" with some items pretty darn good. This visit my taco was loaded with meat but my... More 

Thank Margaret M
Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Not bad mexican food but the owners should put some money back into fixing up the place. The carpet, tables, and bathrooms are worn down and need to be upgraded. It took away from the service and food experience. One positive is the custom desert served with each meal a very tasty treat made of cinnamon toast, ice cream, whipped... More 

1 Thank rickster2000
Gresham, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We liked the larger portions, as that was generous, but there were issues. The taste wasn't all that good, and the salsa wasn't at all to our liking. But the staff were very kindly. Perhaps we just got a bad Friday night as they were very busy. So we'll give it another try.

2 Thank thelion44
Sherwood, Oregon
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61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

I had not been here in years, and with the mixed reviews I was apprehensive. But there is no reason to be. The decor here is nice, the service was great and very friendly, and they have a fantastic happy hour. I had the La Cazuela, which is a bowl of booze with fruit slices. Tastes smoother than a Long... More 

1 Thank Joseph_Mama
Soldotna, Alaska
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

What a disaster. Food took forever to arrive. My wife's food didn't show up until 15 minutes after everyone else. To add, the bill was incorrect and took 20 minutes to get out of the place.

Thank jparet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4534 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97202-5041
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-236-8089

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