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“Not a Mexican Restaurant!”

La Carreta Hispanic Grocery & Taqueria
Ranked #34 of 714 Restaurants in Marietta
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Colombian, South American, Central American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Near Whole Foods and the Big Chicken on Roswell Road, Marietta, Georgia.
Atlanta
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“Not a Mexican Restaurant!”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is a local Latino store and Restaurant we frequent because it is not a Mexican restaurant. La Carreta is owned and operated by a family from Colombia. They do offer a few Mexican menu items like tacos, tamales and burritos, but the menu is varied and has quite a few Colombian and Central American choices. The Guatemalan tamales are as close to authentic as we have found anywhere (be aware: authentic means you will find bones in your tamales and if you don't like the taste of olives and raisins together, this may not be the dish for you.) The Colombian tamales are very large and very good. The Tostones with Guacamole (not Mexican style and not spicy but very tasty) are fabulous and I am usually satisfied with my portion that and a cup of black bean soup. Their Chicken soup is the best in the area. The prices are very reasonable considering you are getting real food for your money and not prepackaged food products preserved with tons of MSG.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Marietta, Georgia
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Can You Say Spanish”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

This is where you find Spices that you can`t find anywhere else. And the best prices. Great food. Friendly staff. Fresh food cooked daily. Clean, how nice is that. ALL the reviews are correct. Cheers, see you next week. I give these folks a A+

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Gerald A
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Marietta, GA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of my local favorites!”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Cute, casual decor and fantastic food. The plantains and guacamole are not to be missed. The price is amazing for the quality and quantity of food. Highly recommend for Latin food.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Bostongal965
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Atlanta
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14 reviews
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“Excellent food and a great value”
Reviewed 1 December 2012

We enjoyed lunch at La Carreta and found the food and service to be excellent. This is not a fancy place, but it is very clean and the food is freshly prepared. The cuisine is part Colombian and part Mexican. Plates are served with sides of slaw, rice and black beans. The tacos are great as was the quesadilla. They also offer tortas (sandwiches) with several selections of meat. Overall, we were very pleased with our meal and the prices are very reasonable considering the freshness and quality of food served.

  • Visited November 2012
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8 reviews
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“Excellent food and service!”
Reviewed 5 November 2012 via mobile

Full recomended! We had a good experience! Food was great! It was fresh and delicious. Everything was on time and The service was very good as well. The place was very clean, good atmosfery and excellent background music! There is a store right there were you can buy beans, corn and many other foods like in any regular grocery store! So you can actually do two things at The same time! I love IT! :-)

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