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La Michoacana

436 Highway 1 West, Iowa City, IA 52246
319-341-8226
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Come for the food- not the ambiance. It's loud, crowded, and basic. That being said- we love to eat there! When you're done pick up a prayer candle or some other sundry from the attached grocery store.

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Sedgewickville, MO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The food is very, very good. It has a little different seasonings than the typical American Mexican food. The homemade green sauce and red sauce are excellent and available for purchase. The atmosphere is very plain (in a strip mall) and you order at counter, take a number, and they bring it to you. But the portions are generous and... More

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Aurora, IL
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113 reviews 113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place is very reminiscent of being at a taqueria in Mexico. Small mercado adjoining and fluorescent lights to create a distinct ambiance. It's fast, inexpensive, and really tasty. The food comes with a bunch of different homemade sauces that really add to the deliciousness if everything you eat. The fajita burrito was a standout. Will return!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

am trying to decide how to describe this place. I want to say "hole in the wall," but only including the positive connotations. "Hidden gem" would be another options except that it has an outrageous number of reviews on Yelp. But overall it is a great place. It has a great atmosphere with extremely friendly people. It is hugely popular,... More

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Muscatine, Iowa, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is not the place to go if you are looking for ambiance. We stopped here based on the Trip Advisor reviews and had mixed opinions. You order at the counter and the food will be brought to your table. I had the chicken torta and it was excellent - in my limited experience with tortas, the best I've had.... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I moved from a community with a history of Hispanics long before the present immigration. El Paso to the east of this restaurant has the best food. Ambiance of the two places is similar.

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Twin Cities, MN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Buy the cheap tacos and you will not be disappointed! Just like in MX! Make note they do not serve alcohol here...big disappointment. I pick up my dinner and take home.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I had been on a search for good Mexican ever since La Reyna closed. This is by far the best Mexican food in Iowa City! I keep it simple and order al pastor tacos with corn tortillas - yum!!! Stick with the authentic items (i.e., don't order nachos) and I'm positive you'll love it.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

So we go there after our visits to the Iowa city VA. I'm from San Diego and really love that style of Mexican food, my wife is from New Mexico and is a little more used to a different style but she still loves there food. Our "complaint" we ordered like 25 bucks worth of food we were quite hungry... More

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Syracuse, New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We spend a month in Mazatlan Mexico each year and find La Michoacana right there in quality with the taco restaurants there. We travel frequently to Iowa City and are thrilled to have found La Michoacana! It always a go to place. Great food and service.

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Additional Information about La Michoacana

Address: 436 Highway 1 West, Iowa City, IA 52246
Phone Number: 319-341-8226
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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