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La Regia Taqueria

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Mexican
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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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    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
1st time visitor.

My wife and I visited this past Saturday evening, around 5:30. We drive by there nearly every day and have been talking about visiting for a long time. We were very glad we finally visited. It was very busy. We saw plenty of people both leaving and arriving. A lot of carry out business too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
iowacityia
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iowa city, ia
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iowa city, ia
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207 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this past Saturday evening, around 5:30. We drive by there nearly every day and have been talking about visiting for a long time. We were very glad we finally visited. It was very busy. We saw plenty of people both leaving and arriving. A lot of carry out business too. The menu behind the front... More 

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Thank iowacityia
Hollywood, CA
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Delicious Taqueria style Mexican food. The salsas are amazing. If you are looking for real Mexican food this is the place to go. Only place in Iowa to get a California Burrito. Authentic!

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Thank Exxie
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I figure that they have to cater to the tastes of the locals, and it is the most authentic Mexican food in the area. The food was good, a little too Americanized for me, but good.

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Thank jon m
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Good, authentic Mexican food, reasonable prices, in a basic diner setting. Always busy and for good reason. A local favorite not to be missed.

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Thank Jim R
Jackson, Mississippi
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Nothing fancy, lively family restaurant, delicious food. We plan to stop back for lunch on our return home.

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Thank speaksgirls
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I was very surprised by this place given the average quality of Mexican food in the area. There is nothing fancy about it, you order at the counter and they bring you food. The place was already quite crowded (Saturday night after a game) so I ordered to go. I waited less than 10 minutes and I was served the... More 

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3 Thank TartarugaSenior
Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We have been to this restaurant several times. Staff is helpful and friendly. Food is great, I am stuck in a rut with the lengua, al pastor and carnitas tacos but they have been great every time. Prices are very reasonable (3 tacos are $5.50). This place is all about the food. Those expecting to be entertained by waitresses in... More 

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1 Thank kevin s
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with my fiancée while we were out car shopping. It had been a couple months since we had eaten there. Still the same great food! I really like the beef cheek tacos.

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Thank IsleFun
Andalusia, Illinois
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119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Good location and parking. Order as you walk in and menu is right behind the counter. I get the C12 Steak with red sauce combination and steak and chicken fajita tacos. Food is good and service is quick. The sauces that you can put on your food is flavorful and spicy not hot. Beverage is serve yourself and restaurant is... More 

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Thank RobHarley
Coralville, Iowa
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?