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La Carreta

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16908 S Golden Rd, Golden, CO 80401-2861
+1 303-271-9955
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Food was average at best and service same. Would not recommend as a must. Someone recommended but sorry to say it did not meet expectations. Only had one waiter. He was nice but good was out of a can.

Thank Dean C
Austin, Texas
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244 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

They served 13 of us in this small restaurant without a hitch. Good job. The food was very good and we try a huge variety. If you don't see something on the menu, describe it. I wanted a chalupa, but the waiter said they did not have them; it turned out that they call the same thing a tostato.

Thank BobtheBuilder39
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure about the area or the building when we pulled up, but boy were we pleasantly surprised! I had the smoked chicken enchiladas and my husband had the Flautas, they were both awesome. Would definitely return.

Thank Luv2Talk
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I adore this restaurant. The food is always good, the service is friendly and fast, and the bill is cheap. I found it close to 15 years ago and my mom and I try to make a habit of going regularly. We can each get sodas (free refills), our meals, and unlimited chips and salsa for $20. Seriously can't be... More 

Thank Ashlie L
Englewood, Colorado
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124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

I've reviewed other Mexican restaurants in the Golden area and this too is a good restaurant. I can't quite rate it very good, but it's between average and very good. I've been to this restaurant several times to try different dishes and they were good. My friend and I love Mexican food so we try all the restaurants we can... More 

Thank Steve C
Golden, Colorado, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

La Carreta has been a long-time favorite of our families - the food is fantastic and the wait-staff is wonderful! Great green chili and chips and salsa!

Thank Robin R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Friendly service, and great food at a reasonable price. What more do u need? A must when visiting or passing through Golden.

Thank Pat_Cheryl_Family
Shawnee, Kansas
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

My wife and I wanted some Mexican food on a visit to Golden, so we found this place on our phones. We didn't realize until we sat down that it was Cinco de Mayo, so that was a fun twist. We both had burritos and we also had the guacamole - all of which was really excellent! I also had... More 

Thank Wes B
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

My buddy and I have been going to La Carreta, it seems like, for years for an early weekend breakfast. It's either a Burrito de papa y juevo or juevos rancheros for me and always French Toast for my buddy. And, the coffee flows. Tried a bunch of other joints in Golden while they were closed for renovation, but didn't... More 

Thank Stephen K
Indian Hills, Colorado
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213 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

What is up with this in the Denver area? Runny refried beans, uninspired rice, and thin, runny enchelada fillings? La Carreta has sure fallen in on this bad area menu plan. Nothing here could even bring me to an average rating. The runny refried beans had an old tinny canned taste. The beef enchleda filling was very thin and runny.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16908 S Golden Rd, Golden, CO 80401-2861
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
  • Phone Number: +1 303-271-9955

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