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La Michoacana

436 Highway 1 West, Iowa City, IA 52246
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Ranked #5 of 206 restaurants in Iowa City
Cuisines: Mexican
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90% Recommend
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We always order to go but not because of lack of atmosphere, only beacuse it's always busy. Always nice people working there friendly, fast service. I tell people about the place all the time and i drive a taxi. :)

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Rockford, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's simply the best restaurant in town, especially for the price. Load up on tacos and forget about all other cares in the world. I haven't strayed too far from the tacos because of the variety and sheer deliciousness, but the other food is good too. A word to the wise: sample the (delicious) sauces before putting too much on... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Had take-out from La Michoacana for the first time...and I can't stop thinking about how good it was! This is definitely a no frills restaurant, but it is CLEAN and friendly, and the pork tacos are better than any I have ever had. The sauces are delish, the guac is creamy, the menu is extensive, the tejano music playing will... More

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North Liberty, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Just do it. Order more than you think is reasonable... You will be happier for it. Professors, doctors, students, hippies... Everyone leaves happy!

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Andalusia, Illinois
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96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I gave them a 5 because going into this I was going to rate and review. They performed great on a day that I was paying attention to all details. Parking good, location good, food good, price good, service good. We especially enjoyed the 4 kinds of sauces, they were all good. Cons: My only mild complaint was there was... More

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