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La Unica

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16203 Northcross Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 895-5378
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Mexican restaurant in The Lake Norman Area

We have been eating at LaUnica since the first week they opened. Always great food and service. The owner's name is Willy and such a nice guy. They out grew the first location and moved to a much larger place. Same great food and service! Our favorite place to go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Debbie H
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Huntersville NC
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Huntersville NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been eating at LaUnica since the first week they opened. Always great food and service. The owner's name is Willy and such a nice guy. They out grew the first location and moved to a much larger place. Same great food and service! Our favorite place to go.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Would not recommend. If you're just going for chips, salsa, and a margarita, you're bound to have a good experience at the bar. Entrees served at the table are a disappointedly different experience, especially when Alfega is your server. Please don't even ask for water without expecting a scowl. And you will really let down by your entree unless you're... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We have been going to La Unica for years now, back when they were at the old location across the street. It it just as fantastic now at the new location, if not better. Food is delicious and service is usually efficient and very friendly. I would vouch for La Unica as the best Mexican in the Huntersville/Cornelius/Davidson area, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

would give this place 10 stars if I could! I have been going here for years and I cannot brag about the food enough. Get there a little early to avoid the lunch and dinner rush because word has gotten around town and it gets slammed busy here! The jumbo margarita is excellent and I love the servers. Everyone is... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The last couple time we have been there, the food came out so quickly you could tell the burritos, and enchiladas had been pre-filled and then just thrown in the microwave. When it first opened, tacos were amazing, chimi too...but lately, I feel the dishes are just thrown together....

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Huntersville, United States
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217 reviews 217 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We loved this place at the old crummy location, and this new location is even better. Yes there might be a wait at prime time on the weekends, but what do you expect? That really just means that the place is doing great. Our waitress had a party of about 20 and after a longer then normal wait to get... More 

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West Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The location and restaurant itself is fine. Clean, friendly. However, the food is not that great. I was not impressed and thought maybe it's because I am use to authentic mexican food living in Phoenix. The salsa was great but everything was just ok. Staff was very friendly and service was fast.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

11:30 ish Stopped to grab a quick early lunch.... Service was horrible sat for 10 min and had to ask for someone to take my order. There might have been about 15 tables seated . Ordered vegetable fajitas and an avocado delight. A different waiter brought me a wrong drink order and walked away. When my food came to the... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have only been there once, about two weeks after it opened. Friends had raved about how good it was at the old location. It was very crowded, and we decided to sit at the bar rather than wait for a table. After ten minutes, no one had said a word to us, like "We're pretty busy and will get... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the area! Margaritas are top notch and I have not had one bad meal here!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16203 Northcross Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Huntersville
  • Phone Number: (704) 895-5378

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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