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Carreta Vieja

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9064 South US Hwy 285, Morrison, CO
+1 303-697-8881
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

And have a fine , authentic Mexican meal at this open-all-day atmospheric "joint". Loved the quac, the"top shelf" Margs and the rice and beans that accompanied the mains. The best is how unexpected this fun spot arises off the side of the highway and a service station.

Thank lynnr552014
Coarsegold, California, Usa
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This restaurant is in a building that also houses a gas station/convenience store and a vacant space. Ample parking. We were pleasantly greeted and quickly seated. Menu is easy to read, mainly Mexican dishes. Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes. Our food was delivered quickly, was hot and well plated. Dining room and restrooms were clean. Seating... More 

Thank Gary H
United States
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We'd just left Denver and needed fuel so when we saw the combo of fuel and Mexican food we stopped. It seemed to be only 1 waitress, greeter, bartender combination and even though she seemed a little flighty because of it I was surprised that we still had good service. Our food was very good. The worst part of the... More 

Thank donnac371
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because of all the great Trip Advisor reviews! We have to agree with all the great reviews. The food was great, average portions, and fair price. I highly recommend!!

Thank LisaBlk
Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have come to this restaurant for years now but I have never wrote a review. The new owner has maintained the food quality which is always good. The prices have changed and are more expensive than it was. We do not go to Carrieta Vieja as often as we used to.

Thank Jas633_12
Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Just looking at the place you wouldn't think it was as great as it is. Sharing space with the gas station means nothing when you have great food, a warm atmosphere, and friendly staff. I recommend this to others and will be returning. I recommend the large combo plates!

Thank Courtney L
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Tried the molcajete the first time here, and it was very tasty. My group had margaritas which they claimed were good. I stuck with beer. The kids enjoyed the sopapillas of course.

Thank ColoradoRat
Denver, Colorado
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Well prepared mexican food- nothing fancy- but excellent tasting and very prompt and efficient service. All of the combination plates came out most satisfying.

Thank scottestill
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I were out in Colorado for a week and we stayed in this very dope Bed & Breakfast in Morrison. Upon checking in the care taker recommended this restaurant that also shares the same location with a gas station. Typically I would be very weary of places like that back in my hometown of Baltimore. We weren't... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

A well-kept secret. Not much to see from the outside (shares location with a convenience store / gas station) but the food is AWESOME! HUGE menu considering. Best chili rellenos I've ever had and the "Top Shelf" margaritas are outstanding. Very fun and couteous wait staff.

Thank Mark80439

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9064 South US Hwy 285, Morrison, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Morrison
  • Phone Number: +1 303-697-8881

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