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La Carreta

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Mexican, Spanish, Southwestern
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108 NW Railroad Ave, Hammond, LA 70401-3264 (E. Charles St.)
+1 985-419-9990
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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118 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here is where the locals eat. This is very good Mexican food, service is fast, courteous and efficient. The atmosphere is very Mexican like you would find in small town in Mexico. We have eaten here several times and the food is always good. Try the La Bamba, you will not be disappointed.

Thank Elmer G
Memphis, Tennessee
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like this place. They have good authentic mexican foods with great flavors. My favorite is the full size Carne Asada steak (no extra sauces needed...great grilled flavor as is straight from kitchen). They have plenty of outdoor seating too. Also they are 'directly' next to train tracks (like only 20ft away) and you can get an up close and... More 

Thank esdrenton
Destrehan, Louisiana
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Food was good and I really like the patio. Staff seemed a bit overwhelmed so service was not at it's best on this visit. I had to flag someone for my menu, again to give my order and once again to get my check. They were not rude at all just by no means attentive. Could have been better but... More 

Thank Pamela P
Beaverton, Oregon
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The margaritas were some of the best we ever had. Food was average or above, people great and a wonderful place to enjoy a game on television. The train goes by a few feet ways for a special feeling of old town USA. Lots of students, happy place.

Thank gliderBob
Level Contributor
59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Overall, excellent experience. Would highly recommend. Went for lunch while in town on business. I ordered the 3 street taco plate. Al pastor, barbacoa, and carnitas, on corn tortillas. They were all good. It came with black beans. The beans had cut pieces of sausage in them, which I thought was strange at a Mexican food place, but they were... More 

Thank jlehmann
Baton Rouge
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208 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Hammond is where this popular local restaurant chain originated. It is a fun atmosphere and the food is good to very good for Tex Mex food, especially fajitas. I frequently order the large Parillada at the various La Caretta restaurants and have usually been very satisfied. Great for groups and al fresco dining.

Thank WickedWalt
nice france
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We happened upon this town and restaruant by chance, and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you are in the area, stop by! The restuarant is very nice - colorful, fun with a nice outdoors seating area. The food was excellent - clearly not chain restaurant food, and the service was very pleasant and efficient. While we weren't expecting to eat mexican...... More 

Thank Adriene M
Hammond, Louisiana
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I have eaten at La Carreta's numerous times through the years since they opened and never been disappointed! The staff is always pleasant and weather I am enjoying with my family or friends after work with a margarita I always have a pleasant time and the bill is never outrageous.

Thank ladonnaf150
new orleans
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182 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Good, solid Mexican cuisine that satisfies your craving for all things south of the border. Excellent margaritas in all price ranges. Is there better food elsewhere in Hammond, yes, but this place has a vibe plus a family friendly atmosphere thats hard to pass up. Dining outside is the way to go and the patio has been much improved to... More 

Thank walker-roamer
Springfield, Louisiana
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I along with a dear friend stopped at La Carreta for dinner and stayed for 2 hours having fun, eating delicious food and enjoying the music , laughter and the festive atmosphere. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Hammond! The waitress was superb! The fountain was flowing and so was the conversation. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Mexican, Spanish, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 NW Railroad Ave, Hammond, LA 70401-3264
    (E. Charles St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Hammond
  • Phone Number: +1 985-419-9990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?