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“La Carreta will be missed!”
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La Carreta
Cuisines: Mexican
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Framingham, MA
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“La Carreta will be missed!”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

La Caretta Mexican Restaurant is now Blue Agave. It apparently has just changed hands/management, as the La Caretta sign is still up, but there's a banner at the entrance showing the new name. Some of the nice touches established by La Caretta are still there. For example, guacamole is still made at your tableside. The menu and pricing is different. More "Americanized" and prices are higher. We weren't in the mood for a full dinner so we opted to just have a drink and some nachos. Cheapest margarita is $9. Nachos were $11.95 & $12.95 (about $3 more than their predecessor). Overall, we weren't impressed. Refried beans were pretty much just a smear on the plate, with the chips on top. Cheese and ground beef were scattered throughout. Small glop of guacamole & a bit of sour cream were in the middle. A few sliced jalapeños and that was it. Add a draft Dos Equis, a glass of water... oh... and a $1 charge for that extra sour cream and it was a $25 experience (with tip). Prices overall for the entrees seemed high for what it is. Staff is extremely welcoming, friendly & helpful, but I don't think that's going to be enough to carry it. Guess it's back to The Aztec on Waverly when we want good, authentic Mexican food.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Boston
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good not great”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

The best part of our experience was the fresh guacomole prepared at our table to our liking, other than that, pretty average for mexican food.

  • Visited June 2012
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Framingham, MA
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“That's more like it!”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

I've been to the competitor down the street and always left thinking "I can't believe i paid that much for that food." La Carreta is a few blocks further from the mall and the highway and good thing, or it would be jam packed all the time. If you are the type for whom an extra exertion for something better is simply out of the question, go back to the Cheesecake/Chili's/Friday's/Applebee's/Ruby Whatever that's closer to you. La Carreta makes a real margarita (with real tequila), has the best authentic tacos I've had this side of El Paso, the place is clean and bright, and the staff is fantastic. And yes, they speak Spanish because they're from Central America. They know what good food is and they deliver. Fresh, dynamic flavors that will change your assumptions -- menu is approachable but not stereotypical. A hidden gem. Try it. You'll like it.

Visited May 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good location but not impressed.”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

My husband and I wanted to try a Mexican restaurant to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. This restaurant is located right next to the post office in Framingham, so it is away from the crowded Route 9 restaurants. Unfortunately, we weren't impressed. The waitstaff was friendly and service was good but the food was just average. I got a glass of Sangria and it was 8.75.
So prices aren't great either.

  • Visited May 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Next time,bar area”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

Arrived at La Carreta Mexican restaurant Saturday night night around 6:30.No wait and promply taken to our table.There was nothing on the table,we had to ask for silverware,napkins and drink menu.After that,things got much better.My wife and I got the house Margarita which was $7.50 and very good..I had the chicken chimichanga and my wife had the chicken fajita.Both were very good.A negative is this is a family restaurant and with quite a few families with young and loud kids.Next time the plan is to sit in the bar area,get Margaritas,the homemade quacamole and split a main course.The service and atmosphere were fine.

  • Visited April 2012
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