by Greta Honsberger
OVER THE COURSE of a quarter century, La Carreta has evolved into an iconic Mexican restaurant brand, stretching its influence from Lafayette to New Orleans in the vibrant heart of southeast Louisiana. The inception of this culinary legacy, masterminded by founder Saul Rubio, was a humble endeavor that has grown beyond imagination.
La Carreta, with its irresistible TexMex classics and renowned signature margaritas, quickly gained momentum, expanding its presence. Saul Rubio then launched 11 additional La Carreta locations, bridging communities from Baton Rouge to Amite, LaPlace to Mandeville, Denham Springs to Covington, Ponchatoula to Lafayette, and Houma to New Orleans.”People adore our restaurant because everything is crafted fresh,” Rubio explains. “We prepare chips, salsa, beans, and rice twice daily. The only things that find their way into the freezer are our beloved margaritas.”
Today, La Carreta’s extraordinary journey throughout the heart of Louisiana stands as a testament to unwavering dedication, adaptability, and the enduring legacy of culinary excellence. La Carreta continues to captivate the taste buds and hearts of numerous diners across the vibrant landscape of southeast Louisiana.
A REGENERATING EXPERIENCE
La Carreta invites you to immerse yourself in a tropical, exotic ambiance, offering the perfect setting to unwind with friends while savoring internationally inspired-Mexican cuisine and indulging in our handcrafted margaritas.
12 LOCATIONS, ONE GRAND FIESTA
Spanning Southeastern Louisiana, La Carreta ensures there’s always a fiesta nearby. Each location promises a lively, vibrant atmosphere where Mexican cuisine, handcrafted margaritas, live music, and more come together to create a memorable experience for all.
1814 Magazine Street, New Orleans. 504-304-7063. carretarestaurant.com