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La Carreta Carnes Asadas

The gritos here are as lusty as appetites are legendary—and for good reason. Carnes asadas (grilled meats) are the house specialty, with everything from chicken and crunchy sweetbreads to succulent sausages and flawless fajitas. Standards and portions here might mean you’ll want to opt for comfy sweatpants. Stuff made-on-site fluffy tortillas with bubbling-hot choriqueso, thick with asadero cheese, chorizo, and sliced and pickled jalapeños. Remember, you’re on the border, where meats are weighed in kilos and diets only slightly raise eyebrows. We’ll take the bright red chile-enrobed enchiladas callejeras stuffed with fingers of queso cotija and ringed with griddled carrots and onions. Pan-seared shrimp are bedded into a tomato sauce riddled with nopalitos (cactus pads). Make a noble, if futile effort to save room for a six-pack-slaying decadent tres leches cake, harmfully gilded with a luxuriant vanilla sauce. We meekly begged, “To go?”

City: Laredo

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$

Rating: ★★

Address: 9109 McPherson Rd., Laredo, TX, 78041

Hours: B, L & D 7 days.

Phone: 956-796-0338

Website: www.lacarreta2go.com/main.html

Last updated: January 31, 2018