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La Regia Taqueria

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436 Highway 1 West, Iowa City, IA 52246 (Formerly La Michoacana)
+1 319-341-8226
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just right mexican

Best place in town for authentic Mexican food. Usually there is a line so get there before noon or as soon as you can. It is close on Mondays. I have tried all Mexican restaurants in town and these is the most authentic - I go to mexico very often. It is usually very good. Do not expect a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
matraveler1963
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Coralville, Iowa
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Coralville, Iowa
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Best place in town for authentic Mexican food. Usually there is a line so get there before noon or as soon as you can. It is close on Mondays. I have tried all Mexican restaurants in town and these is the most authentic - I go to mexico very often. It is usually very good. Do not expect a high... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Bravo to the brave among the patrons of La Regia willing to embrace tripe and other authentic delicacies. Not I. Give me the ridiculously succulent, perfectly seasoned carne asada tacos every time. Rice and beans, fine. Chips and salsa, awesome. Real Mexican Coke with actual sugar, yum. But it is the simple tres tacos that keep me coming back. Perfect... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Just stopped in town for the night after driving all day. Took TA's advise and tried this place. Teens and adults loved it. Nothing fancy, you order at the counter and they bring the hot fresh food to your table. The counter clerk explained it all to us and was very patient, kind and helpful. This was the beginning of... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Chicken was dry, couldn't eat other meat tacos- one literally smelled like vomit. Flies buzzing all over the place. I do not know what restaurant people are claiming the food was so good at, but truly, I'm hoping I don't get sick from the small amount I did eat here.

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Mount Vernon, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I ordered the beef cheek tacos and they are amazing. Love the habenero carrot sauce! Great sercive and a very freindly staff. I now have a reason to go to Iowa City.

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Davenport, Iowa
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I would return the 60 miles from my home to Iowa City to eat here again! I ordered a steak taco, a marinated pork taco and a fish taco, along with a side of beans and rice. My toddler and I ate up every bite. Delicious! My only issues were not knowing what the salsas were that were put in... More 

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Iowa City, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Along with the fresh guacamole, a great meal. The owners and staff are very friendly and responsive. It's worth a drive across town on a regular basis.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This place serves truly authentic mexican tacos. I haven't tried any of their other items besides the chips and salsa because I'm unwilling to part from the tacos! They are relatively small tacos, made on corn tortillas, so I would suggest ordering at least 3 or 4. My favorite fillers include pork carnitas, marinated pork, fajita, or chicken. They're priced... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Hate this restaurant. They always get our orders wrong. They obiiously suck at customer service. Some of the workers look they they don't ever give a damn about their job.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Great prices, guacamole was great as we're the burritos. The nachos were made with cheese whiz, so were a disappointment. Have Mexican Coke and big selection of Jarrito flavors.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 436 Highway 1 West, Iowa City, IA 52246 (Formerly La Michoacana)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-341-8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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