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La Carreta

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35 Iowa Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5913
+1 719-477-1157
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10:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 20:30
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife and I ate at La Carreta last night after the movies. The restaurant is in an out-of-the-way place in a small strip shopping center in an older part of town. First, the setting is quite nice. Done in a tasteful color with Mexican decorations. But there was the obligatory television on the wall playing some sports. The tables... More 

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Thank MikeB1952
Colorado Springs
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I had tasted the La Carreta food when they catered two different meetings I attended. I had not visited the restaurant before. A very pleasant environment inside- don't let the very plain outside influence you! We were served promptly in a nice way. The food was really, really tasty! I plan to go again sooon!

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Thank sonjatkinson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Simply put the food is fantastic and the service follows suit. One of the best authentic Tex-Mex restaurants we've visited.

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Thank Greg S
Toney
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place to grab some Mexican food and this place had really good ratings. So I thought let's do it. It's a little off the beaten path, but that's OK because I really don't care for chain restaurants. But when I walked in, the place was empty which I thought was odd. Service was slow but the food... More 

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Thank mcn001
Colorado Springs
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

The green Chili and cárnitas are the best, very tradicional mexican food...and just love it!!...you should try it...i tried the home made sopapillas and crees en flan

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Thank Menni J
Colorado Springs
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

The atmosphere was good, food was great! Best Mexican restaurant we have found in Colorado Springs in the 18 years that we have lived here. Don't be fooled by the fact is it located in a strip center.

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Thank Rob V
Fort Lauderdale
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped in after finding in goggle maps.Ordered. for the gang to go. Got.a beer.Chips salsa guacamole outstanding. Got home food was superb!

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Thank blakes8542
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Found this place a few months ago and we keep coming back. Best Mexican in town, although given the competition, that's not saying much :). Seriously, great food, if you want Mexican in Colorado Springs, give La Carreta a try.

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Thank jphilipson
Florence, Colorado
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and Service! Homemade daily, and they said it's just what they make at home. Somewhat off the beaten path, but certainly worth finding.

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Thank jmac784
Winter Springs, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

What a terrific and authentic Mexican food restaurant find!! Delicious and unique menu selections. The traditional are also available. I had the shredded beef Chimi and it was the best I've ever had....perfectly seasoned and lightly fried. Dessert was amazing......Chimi Cheesecake. Don't fret the calories, it's got a lot but the flavor was absolutely amazing. It's worth the additional gym... More 

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Thank Kevin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:30
Thursday
10:00 - 20:30
Friday
10:00 - 20:30
Saturday
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Iowa Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5913
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-477-1157

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?