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Isalita

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341A E. Liberty st, Ann Arbor, MI (Division)
734-213-7400
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Phenomenal - is there a better rating available

They surpassed expectations in flavor profiles, options, service and value. Our waiter / bartender Jeff really knows his restaurant and drinks. We started to ask menu questions, wanted to share some dishes. He asked if we trusted him (and if there were allergies). We did, best decision ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
JLisoffagain
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San Francisco, California
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English first
San Francisco, California
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133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

They surpassed expectations in flavor profiles, options, service and value. Our waiter / bartender Jeff really knows his restaurant and drinks. We started to ask menu questions, wanted to share some dishes. He asked if we trusted him (and if there were allergies). We did, best decision ever (though I have done the same at House Of Nan King in... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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213 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have eaten lunch here before and the food was excellent, full of flavor and fresh. This time the food was lacking in taste and freshness. The fish taco was coated in something and deep fried. It was over fried tough and tasteless. The other four dishes just did not make it. Very disappointed

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went back to Isalita for the first time in a number of months. They've updated the menu and the new changes are generally very positive. All of our food choices were delicious. The guacamole and the three-salsa appetizers were excellent. It is a somewhat loud, hectic atmosphere - but great food and high energy.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant is a must-visit. The tapas is phenomenal. Great ambience and service. Also brunch on the weekends is excellent. I highly recommend the cornmeal pancakes.

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London, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had the opportunity to enjoy an amazing dinner here the other night. It was restaurant week so we went with the price fixed menu. We were not disappointed. The salsas they bring out for you to nosh on while you wait were fabulous. I had the mahi mahi tacos, fried of course. Very yummy and refreshing. I tried my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This noisy restaurant is definitely worth a visit. Especially if you are searching for good Mexican food in Ann Arbor; there are a couple of places with decent standard dishes but for anything adventurous this is as close as it gets in my opinion. Some of the dishes on the menu are excellent, others failures--they all tend to be a... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This place has wonderful frozen Margaritas and really tasty food. Not your typical Tex Mex cuisine the fusion works really well here. They have a good bar as well two seating levels. The place is really packed on weekends so reservations are absolutely necessary.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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139 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Despite the many good reviews, our experience was just awful. After giving our orders for a group of 5, we waited and waited and finally two of our meals arrived. After another wait of 15 minutes two more meals arrived. My wife waited another 15 minutes before she spoke with the wait staff to just cancel her order, she no... More 

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Michigan
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Really enjoyable here. Good atmosphere (a bit noisy but I don't mind that) and good food. Smaller portions which isn't a bad thing. Margaritas are a bit pricey but nice and strong. Good bar keeping staff and wait-staff.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and I go to Isalita once a week and the food is consistently delicious and the service is always great. Some will say the prices are too high, but you are in Ann Arbor, and we always get an app, 2 entrees, 3 sides and a drink each for around $60. We leave full and satisfied.

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Additional Information about Isalita

Address: 341A E. Liberty st, Ann Arbor, MI
Phone Number: 734-213-7400
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 341A E. Liberty st, Ann Arbor, MI
    (Division)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734-213-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?