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“Excellent food, service and atmosphere!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carta Buena

Carta Buena
Ranked #2 of 7 Dessert in Rincon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$8
Cuisines: Healthy
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Good for: View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout
Description: We serve delicious Food, Juices, Smoothies, & Coffee in our own organic gardens. We are not nutritionists, fitness gurus or a lifestyle brand. We don't sell cleanses or medicine. We just make delicious things that are also good for you. Our menu is designed around the Puerto Rican Harvest Calendar and we use what we grow in our gardens. We source our other fresh ingredients locally and organically. Our juices are made with a hydraulic cold press to maximize the benefits. This pressing action doesn't heat or oxidize the produce. The result is a nutritionally packed, live juice that is loaded with enzymes, vitamins, trace minerals & other vital elements that tastes fresh and delicious. Thanks for trying us out.
Hampton, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food, service and atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

Absolutely delicious! Fresh, fresh food made with local produce. I highly recommend Carta Buena to everyone in Rincon. The homemade yogurt was out of this word, served with the most delicious local fruit and homemade granola. I also had one of their refreshing juices, which if I could drink on a daily basis. But only is the food great, the people working there are very friendly and helpful. Just go there asap!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank brodriguez2013
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Carta B, Owner at Carta Buena, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
We are fortunate to have a friendly and committed staff that continue to innovate our menu each week. We are so stoked that you enjoyed the "Lively Up Yourself Bowl" which is our homemade (and dairy free) coconut yoghurt with sprouted buckwheat granola and tropical fruit. It's a delicious and healthy start to your day. Come back soon.
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Simply Great Smoothies”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

All that rum punch and rough surf got you feeling a little under the weather? No worries, get over to Carta Buena and get yourself a super fresh and healthy smoothie. This place is right off the main road on 413 and is a no-frills stop that is absolutely worth it. We tried two of the smoothies and they were both fantastic, inexpensive and unbelievably fresh. Afraid of new things and road side carts? Understood. But. Get over it!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Brian D
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Carta B, Owner at Carta Buena, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
Thanks for your visit and the kind words about the value and quality of our products. We take equal pride in our environment, so we would love to hear how we could improve the atmosphere. Drop us a note or come back and give us your feedback. Thanks!
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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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“One of the few healthy spots in Rincon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

If you're sick of empanadillas and rice and beans, Carta Buena is one of the few places you can find a healthy alternative. You;'re able to get a shot or boost of your favorite supplements (ginger, tumeric, etc), a juice of blended greens and a smoothie. Friendly staff and a frequent buyer punch card. A good place to visit again and again.

Visited November 2013
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Carta B, Owner at Carta Buena, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
We work hard to provide innovative, healthy and delicious juices, smoothies and snacks that are a worthwhile alternative to the traditional fare found around town. Thanks for trying us out. We have a loyalty card and we reward "heavy drinking" with a free juice or smoothie on your tenth visit...so don't be strangers, ya hear!
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida, United States
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22 reviews
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“If you want to start your day Right!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Fresh juice and smoothies! I love walking over to this little place to start my day! Missed that they had not opened yet my last visit. Make at least one trip and you will be hooked!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Guyanna E
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Carta B, Owner at Carta Buena, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
We are proud to serve the entire Rincón community and especially Bo. Ensenada. For those staying in our neighborhood, you can not only access us from Carr. 413, but we also have a pedestrian gate on Calle Jose Perez - just a short distance from both Steps Beach and the Marina. Come walk over and enjoy some of our new offerings like the LivelyUpYourself bowl - house made coconut yogurt, fresh local fruit and our own sprouted barley granola. It's delicious and a great way to start your day.
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“Best Juice I've ever had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

Was in Rincon for a long weekend and so psyched to have found Carta Buena. Fresh pressed juices and smoothies - best I've had and live in NYC where juice bars are plentiful. Friendly staff and so reasonably priced for the quality. Definitely a must and so convenient as is on the main road. Sat there for a few hours and enjoyed - Starbucks watch out! This place should franchise!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wmorris27
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Carta B, Owner at Carta Buena, responded to this review, 10 November 2013
We take special pride in not only providing delicious snacks and beverages, but also a beautiful environment to enjoy them in. We are glad you got to enjoy the gardens while sipping some juice. Thank you for your patronage and the kind words. Hope you'll be back soon.
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