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La Carreta Restaurant - 10 Reviews - 3632 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-4112, Miami, FL - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (305) 444-7501

La Carreta Restaurant

3632 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135-4112 (at Little Havana)
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 444-7501
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La Carreta Restaurant - Miami, FL
La Carreta Restaurant - Miami, FL
La Carreta Restaurant - Miami, FL


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I BEEN EATING EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2002 & its the best Food Yet. I love going there. no one does cuban food like La Carreta. I see The Comments above & they just stupid they wer...


I've been to La Carreta since I was a kid with my parents and I loved it. Now as an adult with my own family, I really don't recommend it as a 5-star restaurant but as maybe a lun...

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 8/6/2012

I had the "Vaca Frita" and the food was excellent. Great authentic cuisine, very reasonable, and great portions. Excellent restaurant! more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 7/2/2012

The food was good and it came quickly. The server was very helpful and even though there was a slight languauge barrier, i felt that the service was very good. Great menu of cuban food and from what my table stasted much of it was very good. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 4/27/2012

An aficionado of 'legitimate and traditional' Cuban food, will realize that the Miami/South Florida Area is the hub of such cuisine, and the expectation of quality and taste must be made in comparing so many eateries as traditional, nouveau or outright bastardized styles - taking such considerations, then you're able to compare frijoles to frijoles and yuca to yuca. Because of the vast number of places, the best Cuban victuals are usually to be found in venues that have been around for a very long time and is frequented by locals (Cubans and Cuban-Americans), La Carreta is one such place. I have frequented this location for many, many years. Here, you'll be able to appreciate Cuban Cuisine in its true light, and it is indeed very good! Although the overall experience between the décor and ambience was good and in an unsophisticated way - the service unfortunately is lacking, but the prices were equitable to the value of what we receive - definitely worth the money. We recommend this La Carreta eatery more highly than its other numerous franchises in the area (as this was the first to open many years ago), this being a far better value, much more authentic, with excellent taste as well as overall experience! This is a better choice over Vesailles almost across the street if you're seeking legitimate and traditional, as well as tasty Cuban. …Rick el Gástro Ecléctico! more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 3/23/2012

Pastelitos con guava y queso. Nuff said. Oh and the coffee is great as well. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 2/29/2012

I have eaten here many times and I have always enjoyed their food. I love Cuban food and find their servings are nice sized and seasoned just right. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 12/25/2011

Service was not the best but food was rather tasty. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 10/19/2011

Best of the classic Cuban coffee in Miami and Their croquetas are also second to none. more

Very good 7/21/2011

My bro and I come here after games since the food is so good. Recommended. more

Very good 7/21/2011

mrglf333 Provided by Partner
My bro and I come here after games since the food is so good. Recommended. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 7/20/2011

A Miami landmark that serves great Cuban cuisine 24/7. Bistec empanizado is my favorite. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 4/11/2011

The best Cuban food. My whole table of gringos allowed me to order for them: churrasco, arroz imperial, ox tail stew, plantenos maduros, cafe con leche, flan. They loved it. Better than Versailles IMO. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 4/5/2011

Food is overpriced and the service fffffffffff disgusting more

Place sucks....go somewhere else for Cuban food 2/13/2011

Went to thte Pembroke PInes location and they force yout o order the buffet from the dining room on the weekends. If you dare order something else, they overcharge you for it and then threaten to charge you the full buffet if you even take a bite out of a left-over pastry. I'm still speechless. Don't go to any of these places....from what I see on the internet, they all suck and have terrible management. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 2/4/2011

As the title suggest I am not a Cuban food expert and in fact rarely get to try it.. so my opinion is certainly not based on authenticity!!\r The food was well priced for the portions and everyone in my party orederd something different. I ordered the ham croquettes appetizer and it was ample to share and of good flavor (not as good as, but good all the same, It comes with ham, pork and cheese slices and is ample for two. \r My main dish was roast pork and it was a really good and plentiful. My wife orderd the Cuban and again it was good.\r We all made some tweeks and substitutions to the menu item such as papa fritas for rice and all were accepted and accomodated with a smile.\r We all enjoyed this meal and would definately return!!! more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 1/3/2011

Service is terrible and crooked. I arrived with a large party, and once the bill arrived and we went over it, we found that the waitress had attempted to overcharge us on multiple items-- in large part I believe our waitress thought this possible because the bill was written out in Spanish and it may have appeared ( falsely) that there were no Spanish speakers at our table, as we all ordered and spoke in English. When all was said and done, the bill came out to over $150 less than she originally thought. Poor service, untrustworthy, rude staff. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 12/29/2010

The food is great but the service is really bad, the staff need lots of training. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 9/4/2010

Standouts include picadillo, boliche, ropa vieja, and, of course, the arroz con pollo. Don't forget the flan for dessert! more

La Carreta is an Anti-American Restaurant 6/19/2010

When I attempted to make a reservation at this restaurant the person on the phone says, ""NO ENGLISH! SPANISH!"" and when i said, ""I'm sorry I don't speak Spanish,"" the guy hung up on me! Seriously?! I do believe Miami is still part of the U.S.A and English speaking customers should not be treated like dirt because they don't speak spanish .... I'm thoroughly disgusted by this place. If you want only spanish speaking customers you should move your restaurant to cuba... just saying... Cons: Restaurant is Anti-American more
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Owner Message

  • La Carreta restaurant features the finest in authentic Cuban Cuisine. If you are looking for the true taste of Cuba, look no further.Our menu is guaranteed to exceed your expectations, with a wide assortment of meats, poultry, seafood and side items - all traditionally prepared for your enjoyment.Visit our restaurant today to taste the best that Cuban Cuisine has to offer.


  • In Short
    You'll find several generations of Cuban Americans in abundance at this makeshift farmhouse. The island's signature staples are all on the menu, served up quickly and...

  • 7/31/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 24 hr
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, Diner's Club, Discover, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    West, West Little Havana