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La Carreta Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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4252 Fort Henry Dr, Kingsport, TN 37663-2228
(423) 245-7707
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the enchiladas supremos and steak and shrimp. Everything tasted great. We're lucky to get the same waiter and he always does an awesome job.

Thank Houndstooth423
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I love going to this place. They have some good Chicken Nachos. They give you enough to fill you up. So if you want some good Mexican food this is the place.

Thank Jeffrey M
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Was only place open late I had shrimp Diablo in a Chipotle sauce It was good Service was quick and friendly Good value for basic Mexican Nothing special

Thank rwiz
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is the only restaurant that makes chili rellenos, the way I like them. Instead of the whole pepper being deep fried, the put slices of it under flavorful meat and top it with melted cheese. An absolute, "Must Try".

Thank Anna H
Knoxville, Tennessee
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We had 5 people in our party including kids. There was a hamburger ordered. Strangely they had no regular mustard as a topping. Also, at most Mexican restaurants rice and beans is pretty standard with most entrees. Not this place. I had to order rice on the side. Other than that, our waiter was pleasant and the food tasted good.... More 

Thank MissBehavior81
Atlanta, GA
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Closest non fast food restaurant to the Hampton Inn. Food and service were good. The fried ice cream was a popular choice for our children.

Thank atlblond
Kingsport, Tennessee
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

The atmosphere, the service and the food are all better than most Mexican restaurants in the Tri-Cities (Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City) area. The portions are big, the prices are average, the beer selection is good. Well worth a visit.

Thank Zoli41
York, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

The food & service here are really good. Atmosphere could be updated somewhat, its rather drab. But our server was very good & the food was very good as well. We went by the fact that there were plenty of cars in the parking lot. Glad we stopped here to eat. We enjoyed our food & my margarita was very... More 

Thank Kimberly J
Piney Flats, Tennessee
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

I love La Carreta and do do my grown daughter's and 10 year old grandson..Very good Mexican food..Good family restaurant with very nice staff and servers...To there as much as we can..My husband even likes Mexican food now...If you go on your birthday they bring you a hat to put on and sing happy birthday to you in their language..Also... More 

Thank Valerie D
Kingsport, Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

We ordered takeout from this restaurant. I would rate this as one of the worst experiences I've ever had with take out from a restaurant. The portion of the order they got right was inedible and that only represented about 33% of the order. The other 66% wasn't even close to what we ordered. My mother ordered a combination platter... More 

Thank Pete W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4252 Fort Henry Dr, Kingsport, TN 37663-2228
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Kingsport
  • Phone Number: (423) 245-7707

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