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La Carreta

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(12 Reviews)

3632 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

(305) 444-7501

Today: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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General Info

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.

Regular Hours
Mon - Sun:
Payment method
amex, discover, visa, mastercard
Price Range
West Flagler, Tamiami Pines

Se Habla Espanol,Free Parking,


La Carreta Restaurant

Cuban Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Cuban, Caribbean, Latin American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: Cuban, Cuban Restaurant, Cuban Food

Price Range : Average


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Edited: 01/11/2017
Pembroke Pines Location sucks....this one must too.

Stay away from this place unless you like petty, rude service and subpar food. Went there for breakfast - received rude service, was over-charged for a breakfast sandwich because I DARED to want that instead of their buffet. Then I took ONE bite out of a pastry that my friend left on her plate and was threatened to be charged for a full buffet! Ridiculous. When I went to talk to the manager about it, he was at the counter but ran away and let the cashier handle it. STAY AWAY...try Casa Romeu for great food and service. I'm just amazed at today's experience given that restaurants are 100% in the service industry. Their $1.50 over-charge and pettines just cost them hundreds because I USE to order this sandwich and buy pastries for the office there on a pretty regular basis. I will never again give them one cent of my money. Don't you do it either. This place needs an attitude change and if you read internet reviews on them, I'm not alone in this opinion.

Alenna R.



This place is amazing. I love it! I love eat here often. It is so good trust me. This is real Cuban food. Get some cuban coffee after. It's recomended.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Place sucks....go somewhere else for Cuban food

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
La Carreta is an Anti-American Restaurant

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!


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...



Provided by Citysearch - 
Nothing Great

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 luncheon type of place. Even then, there are better places. The parking lot is a mission to get into. The place is always crowded and the hosts and waitress are not all that friendly and accommodating to its clients. One day, I found a long hair in my beans, and since then have not dined there again. I was so digusted by the place, and its ""lack of"" cleaniness my family and I will never go back there.



Provided by Citysearch - 

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 were having a bad day N are blaming it on La Carreta. & if there some one rude let them know its not la carreta fault that they are Rude. But whatever i give Very High recommendation.



Love it!

Each time I visit Miami I make sure to stop here. The food is excellent!

Every thing is well seasoned and delicious from their appetizers to the main dishes. My mouth is watering just thinking of their food.



Best Cuban Food

La Carreta has excellent Cuban Food. Every dish made to order with its traditional cuban flavor.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Worst Service Ever

I went for dinner there last night and let me just say that the service in this restaurant is terrible. I handed my waitress a hundred dollar bill in order to pay my check. She ended up either stealing the money herself or losing it somewhere and was not able to find the hundred dollars. Instead of just admitting her mistake, she unjustly accused another couple, who also paid their check with a hundred dollar bill, of finding the bill on floor and trying to pay their check with it. They were innocent because this couple was even kind enough to show me that they had several hundred dollar bills in their wallets. However, this did not stop this rude and careless waitress from accusing them in front of other patrons. I will never eat here again. I'm sure the other couple won't either. The food is really not worth putting up with this waitress' rude, careless, and insensitive behavior. There are so may other better cuban restaurants in Miami. Trust me do not waste your time or money at La Carreta on 8th st.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Only as a last resort

La Carreta is open late and the service is pretty fast, but that's about it. The food isn't so good. The vaca frita is very greasy. Versailles has better food and even better ambiance.
The ladies' restroom is a claustrophobia-inducing nightmare.



Provided by Citysearch - 
La Carreta Restaurant, nice place, excelent food.

I deserve the latin food, and cuban cuisine is one of my favorites. I really found in La Carreta Restaurant a nice latin place with delicious plates and desserts, that I enjoy with my family every time we use to take food out of our home.



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you get what you pay for

cheap, good, open late. would recommend. good carry out sizes too.