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La Regia Taqueria

Mexican
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436 Highway 1 West, Iowa City, IA 52246 (Formerly La Michoacana)
+1 319-341-8226
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Mexican place in town

This is the best Mexican food i have ever tasted. Tripe tacos, sopes , fish tacos, potato tacos are amazing. It can be crowded over lunch but it is definitely worth the wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
JorgeGaraicoa
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Iowa City, Iowa
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is the best Mexican food i have ever tasted. Tripe tacos, sopes , fish tacos, potato tacos are amazing. It can be crowded over lunch but it is definitely worth the wait.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife turned me on to this place a few months ago and I'm glad she did! There are many authentic Mexican resteraunts in the area and this place is our favorite. The sauces are a bit unique and the fish tacos are very good.Prices are very reasonable. Service is fast and no matter what time of day you are... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Missouri
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
86 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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