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Carreta Vieja

9064 US Highway 285, Morrison, CO 80465-8908
+1 303-697-8881
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good53%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“tostada” (2 reviews)
“gas station” (12 reviews)
“top shelf” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
9064 US Highway 285, Morrison, CO 80465-8908
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

We ordered an eighty dollar meal for four over the phone with this restaurant. We picked up the meal to go. While we were excitedly unpacking the meal several things wrong became apparent. The restaurant had forgotten to include several "must have" items, and had...More

1  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Best Mexican food in the Conifer area. Scott's margaritas are refreshing and delicious and definitely keep us coming back. If you want authentic Mexican food, this is the place to go, and the service has always been friendly and inviting!

Thank mysticmojo26
Scott P, Owner at Carreta Vieja, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks for the review on TripAdvisor as well! We're happy to be your favorite spot for Mexican food in the area -- can't wait to welcome you back for one of my margaritas. All the best, Scott Phillips, Owner

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

What made this meal great was friends! Margarita was done right, chips and salsa were fine. Friends raves about their margaritas. Small combination plate with cheese enchilada and tostada was okay. Very bland no spice to it. Husband’s fajitas contained very grisly meat. Waiter was...More

Thank Susan K
Scott P, Owner at Carreta Vieja, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

To be fair, Susan, I wish we could have made a better impression when it came to your meal. We're all about authentic Mexican food, so your waiter would have been more than happy to follow up with the kitchen if you noticed anything off....More

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Food is great, I always bring my family here and never regret it. Best part, authentic as can get. Always treated like family everytime I come.

Thank Josh T
Scott P, Owner at Carreta Vieja, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

It really made my day reading this, Josh! More than just a team, we're family -- glad we could extend that warm welcome to your family as well. I look forward to welcoming you back. All the best, Scott Phillips, Owner

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Maybe it's just me, but a restaurant attached to a gas station just doesn't seem right. But, we've heard good feedback about the food and figured we would give it a try. Being new to the area, we're looking for decent food without having to...More

Thank Tilly524
Colise W, Owner at Carreta Vieja, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Looks can be deceiving -- so glad you really enjoyed dining with us, Tilly! Can't wait to welcome you back next time you're in the mood for Mexican food. All the best, Scott Phillips, Owner

Reviewed 7 September 2017

We ordered take-out and were told it would take 15-20 minutes. We waited for over an hour past that to get cold, soggy food. I ordered and paid for a chicken enchilada with mole sauce, but got a plain enchilada. The cook refused to give...More

Thank Anjie J
Scott P, Owner at Carreta Vieja, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

I am concerned to read this, Anjie, so I wanted to share our side of things. First off, the quality of the food you describe couldn't be further from our usual standard, so we would have looked into it if you brought it up just...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We have been going to CV ever since it opened, and always enjoyed the dining experience. Not this time. They were seriously understaffed causing long wait times, and the food was very disappointing. My wife ordered the avocado tostadas, which was to include rice and...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

CV is a family owned restaurant in Sky Village, which is just a bit east of Conifer. They offer a varied menu, large portions and a friendly wait staff. There are 5 or 6 Mexican places within just a few miles, and this is the...More

1  Thank Mike M
Colise W, Owner at Carreta Vieja, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thrilled we can be the best in your eyes, Mike! Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Scott Phillips, Owner

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Carreta Vieja is a bit hard to see off Hwy 285 near Windy Point, but it's worth it. By far the best Mexican food in Conifer (of the 3) and ask for a top shelf Margarita and you'll be pleasantly surprised. One of the best...More

Thank Rick M
Colise W, Owner at Carreta Vieja, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thanks for visiting us a few times, Rick -- it's fantastic you always enjoy your meals here! Can't wait to see you again. All the best, Scott Phillips, Owner

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Our server (manager) was friendly, fun and helpful with her recommendations. The food was great! (We've both lived in Texas so we're picky.) I had the seafood chimichanga. And, oh, yeah, "the top shelf" margarita could be called "the best" as far as I'm concerned.

Thank 18RachelMN
Colise W, Owner at Carreta Vieja, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

I know Mexican food is big in Texas, so I'm thrilled our authentic taste could really shine through! Hope to see you next time you're in the area, Rachel. All the best, Scott Phillips, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9064 US Highway 285, Morrison, CO 80465-8908
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Morrison
  • Phone Number: +1 303-697-8881
Established in 2006, Carreta Vieja serves fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. When carne asada and margarita cravings hit, we’ll always have your fix, and we’ll serve everything up with a smile. There’s nothing we love more than spending our days with the community that helped make our restaurant dreams a reality right here in Morrison, and we hope our love and appreciation shine through in every interaction you have with us. Surrounded by bright colors, festive decor, and friendly, smiling faces, you should always feel happy and right at home.
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