Las Carretas Taco Shop # 1: User Reviews
I would estimate I dine there once a week. There is a large problem with consistancy.
One of my favorites is the burrito de chile relleno. Never Again!
The chile relleno was filled with the "Nacho cheese Sauce" used in the nacho chips w/ cheese. It is an artificial "Cheese Wizz" or liquid cheese food like Velveta.
I can eat refritos w/ lard. I can eat fatty flap meat but fake cheese sauce in the chile relleno? McDonald's is right next door!
There is no consistency to the quality of the food, and you must physically inspect each order to make sure they have it right. One time the meal will be good, and the next time a cheese enchilada will consist of a block of warm, unmelted cheese coated with dry lettuce or a shredded beef enchilada that's less 'shredded' beef and more meat paste and canned sauce. When it's done right, it's better than Del Taco, but literally half the time the order's wrong or the food is so poor that microwaved hotdogs are a better alternative. We HAD been eating there every other week, not any more. It's just not worth the frustration or the attitude of them feeling that they're doing US a favor by feeding us.
BTW, their receipt says they're Las Carretas Taco Shop #2, store #1 is on Washington St.
Family-owned Las Carretas may not look like much on the outside, but it's got great bang for the buck.
If you're willing to try something a little different, go crazy with the Crazy Fries for only $5.75. And if you go on a Tuesday or Thursday, you'll get a decent-sized Coke with it for free.
Crazy Fries include French fries, cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheese, guacamole, sour cream and, yes, carne asada. It's delicious and well worth trying. Don't order anything else to go with it unless you're sharing (but seriously, why share?).
Las Carretas also has the standard Mexican fare such as tacos, flautas, burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, fish tacos and even burgers. Oh, and beer and breakfast.
There's also one at 40-205 Washington St., Palm Desert.
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