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La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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1347 Tavern Rd, Ste 31, Alpine, CA 91901-3853
+1 619-445-8631
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Alpine, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for 17 years. It has great food and a nice atmosphere. There is an outside patio and an inside bar.. The restaurant is family run and they always remember what we like when we go in. You feel like one of the family.

Thank twalters2017
San Diego, California
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We have just spent a very long visit in New Mexico where it seemed the goal of most restaurants was to make the food as hot as possible. So our trip to la Carreta was a wonderful surprise of very flavorful food and enough chili heat without being overpowering, allowing us to taste all the ingredients. Our server was great... More 

Thank Maryloualso
Alpine, California
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259 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife and I were looking for a late dinner on New Years eve, we hadn't been here in a long time so this was our choice. We were able to park right out front and were seated immediately. The dining area was very clean and the tables were cleaned as soon as diners left them. Ready for another group.... More 

Thank 10ringtraveler
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We took family that is new to town here on a Saturday for lunch. The food was solid Mexican, no complaints. The Sangria was very good. However, the service was horrible! They had one cook, one waiter/bartender and one bus girl for the whole restaurant! Lunch was 2 hours! We only put up with it because we truly had no... More 

Thank KHernan
San Diego, California
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We eat here every other weekend for lunch, and maybe a couple times a month for dinner. They have very good Mexican food, and a large menu, it's always hard to decide. Sometimes the service can be slow, but they give you a lot of chips.

Thank carl j
Alpine, California
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We've been going to La Carreta for over 20 years now - owned and operated by the same family all this time. The food there is authentic and outstanding - the only people, IMHO, who would not like their food probably has never had authentic Mexican before and should stick to Taco Bell and Mexican rip-off restaurants. We have taken... More 

Thank JackieDee01
San Diego, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I have been living in San Diego for 20 years and have been all over this city for Mexican food. Old Town, Down town, PB, OB, Grossmont Center, Fashion, Mission, El Cajon, Chula Vista anywhere you name it I've been there. La Carreta is the best Mexican food place in San Diego. I've been coming here since I was in... More 

Thank Macy A
San Diego, California
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433 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This is the best Mexican restaurant in Alpine. We have been eating here for years and the family loves the food and always the place we take our friends out to dinner when in town. Family owned and operated for ever , and a very good menu with lots to choose from. They have a full bar with TV and... More 

Thank Perry H
Hawthorne, California
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I read the reviews and thought "let's go for it" lo and behold we end up with the guy who does not write anything down. Lol. He got everything correct. There were 4 of us. He checked back with us in a timely manner, kept us supplied with our needs and wants and was very pleasant and helpful. They give... More 

Thank MsBLC
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is the 2nd time we have tried La Caretta. It is also the second time they tried to manipulate and over charge us on the bill. We ordered appetizers and drinks from the Happy Hour and were charged full price. The exact same thing happened when we went with friends a few months ago. We asked to see the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1347 Tavern Rd, Ste 31, Alpine, CA 91901-3853
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alpine
  • Phone Number: +1 619-445-8631

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