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“Pass the Margaritis and Tecate” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

La Carreta Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Summersville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in strip mall adjacent to Country Inn & Suites and near Hwy. 19
Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Pass the Margaritis and Tecate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We arrived today in Summersville after a 10 hour drive at our hotel, the Hampton Inn
( that is another review..the hotel treated us #1 from the moment we wlaked in ).
Prior to embarking on our trip to Myrtle Beach for the summer, we did some research and found this little "gem" La:Carreta.

Our server " Julio" greeted us at the door. walked us to our table and was always attentive to our requests/needs. Before you could say "the alamo" our margaritas were on the table. We tried both the frozen and on ice variety, both were not lacking tequila...very delicious. The Tecati beer was equally as delicious.

Our food was extremely flavourfull, hot and plentiful. For $7.50 the Fajitas/ Quesadillas were divine/ out of the is world. Happy to say we on our return trip back north we will be making another stop at this " north of the border " gem.

Happy hour is 4-7 Sunday to Thursday and lets jsut say with all the food we ate, plus the drinks we had I was pleasantly suprized our bill only came to $32.00.

OF NOTE: There is no cab service in Summersville , so if you choose to indulge in the libations as we did....please choose a hotel close by to walk. There is 2 hotels within a short crawl away. Our hotel was a bit farther walk ( under 1 km ), but it helped us walk off the enomous amounts of food we had for next to nothing.

Good quality service, no wait even though the restaurant was 3/4 full. If you are a lover of hot mexican flair,,,this is a great stopover and treat.

Once again hats off to Julio our server...he made the visit memorable.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Second Visit One Year later was just as great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

We had talked to friends about this discovery on our way from Florida to Ontario, so I was looking forward to a repeat experience. We were not disappointed.
We were very tired after being held up by a terrible accident, so we were tired from our 13 hour trip.
We were seated instantly not far from several families whose sons were on a baseball team.
We were served some tacos in huge bowl accompanied by a homemade sauce.
We ordered the "Dinner for Two" which was a generous portion that we could scarcely finished.
The service was great although the waiter was kind of aloof at first.
We will return.

Visited May 2013
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Charleston, WV
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196 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fast and Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

We arrived after a basketball tournament game with a group of about 14. The size of our party was no problem. The food arrived very quickly, and it was good. The service was very good, promptly re-filling nacho chips, salsa, and drinks.

The food was standard mexican fare, although I went away from my usual and ordered a dish pictured on the menu -- chicken and chorizo topped with white cheese... it was very tasty. I'd gladly order it again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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“Good pseudo-Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

If you consider chop suey to be Chinese food or that Benihana serves great Japanese food, then you might call La Carreta Mexican. It's what you'd get in "Mexican" restaurants in the northeast, though no one from Texas or other border states will be fooled. This is not to say that there's anything wrong with the food - actually it's quite good - it's just that you should understand what you're getting. Of course, would you really expect genuine Mexican cuisine in a small West Virginia town?

The food is tasty, attractively prepared and presented, with large portion sizes. You won't leave hungry, in fact, there's a very good chance you'll take leftovers with you. Looking at the staff there, I think they actually are Mexicans, but have chosen to prepare their food as they think (probably correctly) people in this area would like it. Maybe that also explains the fairly slow and indifferent service.

Handy location in a large strip mall by the highway, close to hotel.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Handled a group of 20 couple of us with no problem, whils keeping the rest of the restuarant happy.
Place is busy, food was very good.
I gad shrinp taco's, my wife had gotten fish taco's.
With such a large group of us, I believe we ordered very many things on the menu.
Everyone was very happy.
The waitress ran alot just for our group, and as demanding as we were with beer's, mixed drinks, salads, dinners and deserts I thought she did a great job.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jewildasin
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