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“Sizzlin'!”
Review of La Carreta Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

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La Carreta Mexican Restaurant
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: (423) 625-3941
Restaurant details
Description: (423) 625-3941
Indiana, United States
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Sizzlin'!”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

We were on vacation and after a long day of being tourists in Gaitlinburg we were all ready for food close to the cabin we all stayed in. We drove 10 minutes to Newport for mexican food. We didn't know what to expect but we got a delicious dinner! My sister, who is extremely picky, even liked the food!
Three of us ordered fajitas, which were wonderful. They give you the sizzling pan of meat and veggies, the plate of "salad", and three large tortillas. There was so much food that even after stuffing all the tortillas there was some left over to take back with us. All of us left stuffed and very happy.
Our waiter was also great. He didn't keep us waiting and all of our food and drinks came quickly, from chips and salsa to main course and from water to coors light.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Sam D
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Sevierville, TN
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

We are locals and eat at this establishment at least twice a month. It is an outstanding value. Although the food is not of the caliber of the big-city restaurants like Chey's, it is very good, and the wait staff is very accommodating. Try the made to order Pico de Gallo made with fresh jalapenos, onions, cilantro, and tomatoes for a spicy addition to your meal.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank tomzoom
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Morristown, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worth my 30 min drive”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

I have mexican restaurants in my town but this place is worth the drive. I think it's a chain but the owners have been the same for years. Have never had food here that wasn't great.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Karen1024_12
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corpus christi
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“If you don't know what real Mexican food is; this is the place to eat”
Reviewed April 28, 2012

Tamales were a joke. You don't make tamales with pure corn masa and split them down the middle afterward to add the pork meat and cover with ground beef that taste like horse meat. The burrito had some sort of red sauce on it that made it too soggy and ruin the dish. Fajitas had more onions and green peppers than actual meat. Beans and rice tasted as if they have been sitting on the back burner all day. Won't be going back........

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank CorpusChristiKeith
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SPARTA
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Food! Friendly Service!!”
Reviewed October 25, 2011

The staff was friendly and fast! We were seated immediately, brought chips and salsa (my husband asked for spicey and they brought it right away). We ordered fajaitas -- they were excellent! As a side, I ordered pico de gillo and it was some of the best I'd ever eaten!! The only tip I would have is that if you order the fajaita, you can split it as there is enough food for two. We ended up bringing almost a whole order home with us!!

Visited October 2011
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Thank traveling_jjs
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