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“Delicious” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carta Buena

Carta Buena
Ranked #2 of 7 Dessert in Rincon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout
Description: We serve delicious Food, Juices, Smoothies, & Coffee in our own organic gardens. We are not nutritionists, fitness gurus or a lifestyle brand. We don't sell cleanses or medicine. We just make delicious things that are also good for you. Our menu is designed around the Puerto Rican Harvest Calendar and we use what we grow in our gardens. We source our other fresh ingredients locally and organically. Our juices are made with a hydraulic cold press to maximize the benefits. This pressing action doesn't heat or oxidize the produce. The result is a nutritionally packed, live juice that is loaded with enzymes, vitamins, trace minerals & other vital elements that tastes fresh and delicious. Thanks for trying us out.
Miami, Florida
1 review
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

There's something to be said about delicious, healthy, all natural smoothies. Extremely refreshing, and the staff was fantastic. Very quaint and authentic. Wonderful experience. Would highly recommend.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Raul T
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Carta B, Owner at Carta Buena, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Wow, thanks for the stellar review and recommendation. Our staff is dedicated to preparing delicious, healthy and fresh items. We hope that our unique offering will keep you coming back. Thank you for your patronage!
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Mill Valley, California
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“5 STARS!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Carta Buena was the highlight of our trip. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, every meal was incredibly delicious, very healthy and a medley of mouthwatering taste sensations in every bite. You must try ALL the smoothies, don't miss their French pressed coffee, fresh salads and homemade coconut yogurt! Carta Buena, you complete me!

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Dougspice
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Carta B, Owner at Carta Buena, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Carta Buena is committed to serving healthy AND delicious salads, sandwiches, smoothies and juices. We are especially proud of the homemade coconut yogurt that is our Lively Up Yourself Bowl. We deeply appreciate your patronage and the lovely words of support in your review. We hope to see you again soon.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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“Good Smoothies”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

We saw the rating on trip advisor and decided to try this restaurant. When we pulled up we realized it was a cart on the road side(should have guessed by the name). We ordered three smoothies and two juices. The smoothies were delicious but the juices were handed to us pre made. Ive never been to a juice "bar" where the juice isn't fresh made to order. You dont see what goes into it which was a turn off for me. Very cute place, friendly staff. Would have liked it more if the juice was fresher.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Wandaful823
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Carta B, Owner at Carta Buena, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
We are glad you enjoyed the smoothies. Regarding our juices, we clearly failed to communicate with you the process by which we juice our produce. Our Trip Advisor description explains, "We use a hydraulic press to maximize the benefits of juicing. This pressing action doesn't heat or oxidize the produce. The result is a nutritionally packed, live juice that is loaded with enzymes, vitamins, trace minerals & other vital elements that tastes fresh and delicious." This methodology requires that we juice and blend daily - as opposed to one juice at a time (which would take 30 minutes or more!). The alternative would be to use a centrifugal juicer which diminishes the nutritional benefits of the juices by heating and oxidizing the produce. We regret that the process was not explained to you and hope that perhaps you will consider either revisiting us or reconsidering your rating.
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“Yum!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

We will miss Carta Buena when we go back to NYC - but we'll definitely return next time we're in Rincon! We are lunch there nearly every day of our trip. Favorites were: Do Ya Thang smoothie and Kermit smoothie, the shots, and the arugula and kale salads. It's a great healthy break from some of the more heavy dinner places nearby, and the owners are super friendly. It creates a great atmosphere - we made new friends each time we stopped by! Thanks Carta Buena. -Anna and Eve

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Annerloo
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Carta B, Owner at Carta Buena, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Hi Ladies. We were sorry to see you leave and head back to Brooklyn. We all enjoyed meeting you and helping you explore our menu. Thanks for the great review and we look forward to your speedy return.
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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“An acquired taste.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We arrived having high expectations, due to it having the #1 rating on Tripadvisor at the time. We ordered, and they made our smoothies fresh. Personally, mine was ok, but the verdict from the family was a thumbs down. One got a chia seed pudding that tasted very slimey, and the others got other smoothies that were not their favorites. It is a great place, with friendly people, and a great view. The food is healthy, but it is only if you like that ultra healthy food genre. It was not what we expected.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank noahk67
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Carta B, Owner at Carta Buena, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
It's truly disappointing to us that we did not meet your lofty expectations. But, as your title implies "an acquired taste," our healthy and all natural offerings might not be for everyone. We offer all-natural house made products that are one-of-a-kind. Unlike other businesses in the area that offer smoothies or "frappes," we do not add any processed ingredients or refined sugars to our juices or smoothies (with one exception - the oft-requested protein powder). We thank you for your visit and your comments.
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