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“Cheap and delicious! ” 5 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: Dining on a budget, Large groups, 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
South Carolina
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Cheap and delicious! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate here while vacationing on the Summersville lake. There aren't many restaurant options there but we are glad we found this place! The food was authentic Mexican food and it was all packed with flavor! I got the enchiladas Maria's with steak, grilled peppers and onions and they were very flavorful and filling. They also came with lettuce, tomato, and guacamole. For our appetizer we got the Chile con carne and it was delicious! Every table also comes with free chips and salsa. The atmosphere is just a very casual restaurant, don't expect anything fancy. But if you want some great food at a cheap price we definitely recommend!

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Elkton, Maryland
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Mexican with atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very strange pictures of Jesus on the wall with eyes that look through you creeped me out. Liked the food, but had to take it back to our room. Crowded in the evening. Did I mention the creepy - follow you around - pictures?!?!?

Visited July 2014
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“BEST MEXICAN AROUND!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This is the best Mexican food around Summersville. We are never disappointed when we go here and we go quite often. The staff is so friendly and the service speedy. The food is delicious and can't be beat! They also have the BEST sweet tea! I highly suggest you try it!

  • Visited July 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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161 reviews
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“Quick stop en route to the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We tried this after researching non-chain restaurants en route to the beach. Service was prompt and they kept our chips and salsa refilled. It was a little dated, but the food was okay. For a family of four - the bill was under $30 including tip - which was great. Food was average Mexican - nothing spectacular, but good for quick stop.

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Buffalo, NY
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4 reviews
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“Unclean with Lackluster Food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We ate here last week on our trip down to SC. It is conveniently located across the plaza parking lot from the La Quinta Inn where we stayed (awesome!!!). That's about the only positive. Not sure why all the great reviews. Interior seemed dirty and dingy, definitely outdated. However, I can easily overlook an outdated decor if a restaurant is clean and has good food and service. Unfortunately this is not so at La Carreta. When we were being led to our table, we passed by several other empty tables that still hadn't been cleared (and never were while we were there). Also, there were straw wrappers and little paper napkin roll holders here and there on the floor. Clearly they'd fallen off tables and nobody bothered to pick them up. Additionally, several times I saw employees chatting and laughing at a back counter as if they had nothing better to do. Our waiter was ok (he was efficient and did his job well enough..just not overly friendly...although it could have been because it seemed like he was the only one doing any work?!). The Margaritas were ho hum and the food just mediocre. Next time we drive through Summersville we are going to El Patron (or it might be called Mi Patron). I would skip this restaurant.

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