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“Good Mexican with large menu”
Review of Carreta Vieja

Carreta Vieja
Ranked #12 of 22 Restaurants in Morrison
Cuisines: Mexican
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Conifer, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good Mexican with large menu”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Consistently good food, friendly staff, and a varied menu to provide something for everyone. Good prices, a favorite place Friday night. Nice outdoor seating in the summer.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank COkrusers
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Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
371 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“I Tried 3 Times”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

The last 3 times I went to Carreta Vieja I had a terrible experience. It's too bad, because I love the manager and know several wait staff personally. The service (each time) was horrible. The food had to be sent back (twice on one visit) and I was never offered any compensation (not even a discount). I was only offered an apology (and I never even ate the meal)! Sorry Carreta Vieja… you need an overhaul (and a new chef).

Visited January 2014
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3 Thank Jeff B
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Olpe, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best on the Mountain”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Carreta Vieja has the best Mexican food "up the mountain" from Denver. The staff is very friendly and courteous and the food is excellent. My favorite is the carne asada dinner--flank steak with all the fixin's. The Carreta Vieja burrito is outstanding also.
Decent prices for the meals and the house margarita is good, too.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Rick J
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Bailey, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good local Mexican food”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I live a few miles from Carreta Vieja - its a local favorite for Mexican food. Decent preices, good food & service

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Dean R
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Wyoming, USA
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great in the past, no more”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

This place used to be the secret in the foothills. It was run by a Mexican family that did amazing things with food - multiple Mexican cuisines, great drinks, and outstanding service. Unfortunately, the family got burned out and sold the place to a gringo about 7 months ago. We decided to give the place a chance under the new owners. Suffice it to say we will never go there again. Even though the menu is similar, all dishes were too salty and smothered in bland, greasy cheese. The new owner hovered over every diner to the point of annoyance. He drinks were terrible and the service rude and slow. I recommend you stay away.

  • Visited September 2013
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scott5555, Owner at Carreta Vieja, responded to this review, 17 October 2015
Prices have not changed in years. The food that is used is the best quality possible. If customers want cheap Mexican food I would suggest they find another resturant. People love the food here.
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