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“An excellent find!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

La Carreta Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #1,601 of 4,238 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
USA
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“An excellent find!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

We're staying in the Columbia River Gorge and just happened to stumble across La Carreta while looking for a light rail station to get us to downtown Portland. Decided to go in for lunch and we'll be back, as well as recommending it to anyone we know who is visiting this area. Scrumptious Mexican food at very, very reasonable prices and enormous portions (maybe too big, we considerably downsized our dinner plans after lunch at La Carreta). An original margarita was made with real ingredients, not tequila and a sweet and sour mix. Wait staff was exceptionally friendly and kept the chips and salsa bowls filled. We left a 20% tip and felt a little bad because the overall bill was so low we wondered how the waiters could make a reasonable living.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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“Bacon wrapped fried shrimp- yum!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2009

Bacon wrapped fried shrimp- yum!

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“It's kinda silly... but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2009

It's kinda silly... but if you had a stressful day... go suck back 3 Margaritas and order steak fajitas! It'll make life marry again.

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“Steak Fajitas and Margaritas. Total favorite.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2009

Steak Fajitas and Margaritas. Total favorite.

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“Great Ameri-Mexican schtick, and you get a ton of food for the price. Always very nice wait staff, and quick service...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2008

Great Ameri-Mexican schtick, and you get a ton of food for the price. Always very nice wait staff, and quick service! All in all one of my faves because it's not pretensious, and they gimme lots of cheese!

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