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La Carreta

La Carreta is a successful Peruvian restaurant located in my home town Orem, Utah. My husband and I found a groupon and we decided to try it out. The food was so delicious and the owners so loving, I just had to highlight them for my blog. Here’s a link to their website.

Alejandra is a women full of hugs and kisses. She truly treats all of her customers as if they were her own children. She is the heart and soul of the business. She does what she does because she loves it, she doesn’t care much about the money. She always greets me with a kiss and is sure to ask how I’ve been, even though I had just met her. Even though she was very busy, she was extremely willing to meet with me for this blog.

Since La Carreta is a family run business, sometimes on the weekends, Alejandra’s grand kids come in on their own free will to help out. They eagerly clear plates and deliver salsa to the corresponding tables.

Their dishes are composed with a french fry or rice base, then you choose what goes on top. Their sauces are not oily but still very juicy. I especially loved their bean sauce I got with my chicken and vegetables.

Make sure to go hungry in stomach and spirit, because Alejandra and will fill you up.

La Taqueria El Vaquero

La Taqueria del Vaquero does not look much from the outside. But if you want to find out what Mexico’s really like, this is a must see, smell and taste. The Mexican food is top quality and the customers rave on and on about it. Check out their Facebook page here.

The owners didn’t want to be interviewed, but I was still able to get some good shots of Jesus Aguayo cooking in the kitchen. I went on a weekday, so it was still busy. But the weekend is when the party happens at the Vaquero.  All of the aunts, cousins, and all family members in town come and enjoy good food and an awesome family get together.

I really liked getting to know Amanda Rojas. She is the only worker that’s non family. She moved away from her entire family in Chile to come to BYU. El Vaquero and company is like her family in Provo and she loves the food (even though it’s nothing like Chilean food).

What I liked best about El Vaquero was the chill atmosphere. There was a soccer game playing and they had a mini buffet full of sauces, herbs and other add-ons. When you come, just remember not to judge this book by its cover.

The India Palace

 

To officially start off my blog, I want to show off several Utah Valley restaurants in the great state of Utah. I chose India Palace as my guinea pig because they are a little piece of India located in downtown Provo, a proven winner.

It was so much fun to get to know Amrik Singh (owner and chef at India Palace). He loves the food and all of his customers. The second I walked into the doors, I felt welcomed. Amrik crossed the oceans to live in Provo 19 years ago. He moved away from his family and friends and opened up this thriving Indian restaurant.

The very best part are the smells. It’s like an aroma of spices that hit you like a brick wall upon entering the building (it’s getting me hungry just thinking about it).

The food is delicious at any time of day, but I recommend going during the lunch hours 11am – 3pm. For their $9.95 all-you-can-eat legit Indian buffet which I showcase in the my video. There’s all sorts of options including curry, pita breads, vegetables, and even mango rice.

I hope the video takes you to India and gives you a taste of the India Palace. To connect more with Amrik, visit the India Palace on their homepage.