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Known for their margaritas, unique flavor and their quirky and eye-catching décor, La Carreta has become a laid-back neighborhood hangout where the fiesta never ends. Their motto “Fresh, fun and festive” describes more than the food, it describes the experience they want their patrons to have.

Celebrating five years in business this month, La Carreta recently freshened up their look by completing the original design. Working with Mouton Long Turner Architects and Gulf Coast Contracting Services, phase two of the original design was executed flawlessly and design details from the original plan, selected by Kate Stark, came to life.

Already having an eclectic vibe, phase two of the project added more texture and color to match the energy of the cuisine and perfectly pushes the limit between fun and festive. A colorful custom mural by @ricky_665 immediately sets the tone for a lively experience. The addition of string lights, suspended ceiling clouds and wooden wagon wheels to the dining areas give the sense of dining al fresco and create a more intimate dining space. Stunning handmade cement tiles enhance the entryway and the bar, proving to be worth the wait.

Directly off the bar is a large outdoor area complete a fire pit, water feature and stage where live music can be enjoyed. During phase two, an expanded roof was incorporated allowing for more covered dining outside as well as the addition of glass garage style doors. While opened or closed, natural light pours into the bar area making it feel more spacious.

Under the direction of General Manager Glynn Voisin and Kitchen Manager Luis Cruz, La Carreta keeps it hot in the kitchen with fresh ingredients and keeps the menu fresh by frequently creating new dishes with an interesting twist. Recently Tejana Nachos, Austin Style Queso and the Unicorn Margarita made their debut, truly keeping it fresh, fun and festive.

Photos by Misty Leigh McElroy