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“Room for improvement!” 3 of 5 stars
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, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in strip mall adjacent to Country Inn & Suites and near Hwy. 19
Amherst, New York, United States
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Room for improvement!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

From the minute we walked in we knew it was a mistake. The town weirdo was hanging out going from table to table smiling at people. No one greeted us at door or seated us. The restaurant didn't feel clean. I ordered an onion and cheese enchilada and there was not one piece of onion and hardly any cheese. I would not come back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Patricia B
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  • English first
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English first
Summersville, WV
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“GREAT FOOD IN A FUN ATMOSPHERE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can find my family and lots of friends at La Carreta just about every Friday night! The food is wonderful and the service is great! It's usually busy in the evenings but the staff does a great job of getting you seated quickly and bringing your chips and salsa out to the table. Orders arrive quickly and you can't go wrong with anything on the menu...I think we have tried everything!
The staff is friendly and helpful. Leave the fast food chains behind and give this delicious mexican food a try!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank DJWSummersville_WV
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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Pass the Margaritis and Tecate”
5 of 5 stars 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 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank s p
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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 stars 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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2 Thank Neil T
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Charleston, WV
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188 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fast and Good”
5 of 5 stars 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 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank TravelingEater
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