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“Great chili verde”
Review of La Carreta

La Carreta
Ranked #91 of 276 Restaurants in Summerville
Cuisines: Spanish
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

I consider chili verde to be the test of a Mexican restaurant. It's easy to make tacos, enchiladas, etc. But chili verde requires care and an understanding of spices.

I stopped in early for dinner, probably around 4:30, and ordered the chili verde dinner and Dos Equis draft. Fast service. Warm chips and just-a-bit-too-mild salsa arrived promptly. The meat was a lot pulled pork, very well prepared, and not a bunch of gristly, cheap chunks from somewhere unmentionable on the pig. (Not that I dislike that cut...it's typically what chili verde is all about, but it's just that this was better, classier.) The verde sauce was piquant, with that slightly sour flavor that perks up a well-made tomatillo. It could have been hotter, spicier, however, but that's my taste. This place is in SC, and I'm guessing the gringos here like it that way.
I'd definitely come back.

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Reviewed 2 September 2012

Extensive menu, great staff that are very fast and courteous. The food is always good. Never had a bad meal here. The only caveat is the parking lot. Not their fault but you have a hard time finding a place to park because the town allowed too many restaurant permits in such a small space. You won't regret having dinner here.

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Reviewed 2 May 2012 via mobile

Our waitress made us feel unwelcomed and rushed because she was having babysitting issues. Food was mediocre at best and they had no tres leches cake or churros (seriously!) for dessert. There are better places in town.

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Reviewed 21 March 2011

I love Mexican food and don't expect a lot, but this was not good. However, if you are a big fan of salt, you may feel differently.

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Good Mexican Food

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