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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
Good Mexican Food

The Charlotte area isn't known for having a good selection of Mexican food restaurants, especially when you are looking for something a little different on the menu than what you would find at a more bland generic nationwide chain (like On The Border). The menu had a great selection of options... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

La Unica's waitstaff seem so rushed it's hard to sit and enjoy your meal. We went a few times thinking they were working out the kinks since opening in their new place, but it's not changed. They always have a crowd, but the food is just so so. We have now found another Mexican restaurant with friendlier staff and better... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Charlotte area isn't known for having a good selection of Mexican food restaurants, especially when you are looking for something a little different on the menu than what you would find at a more bland generic nationwide chain (like On The Border). The menu had a great selection of options, some really great free salsa (hot and mild) with... More 

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Henrietta, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

La Unica is a pretty typical Mexican restaurant. The food is good, but nothing outstanding. We really enjoyed our meals of enchiladas, burritos, and tacos. The salsas were excellent, as were the margaritas. The shining stars of LaUnica is their staff. They were so genuinely friendly, joking with everyone, doting on the younger members of our party, and anticipating our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Chips and salsa are great 2 different salsas. I had a combo and had requested a cheese enchilada and got beef. The service was off manager came and took our order. They had several large groups. Will go back 😀

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Friends recommended this place. It has nice atmosphere, clean, and larger than most Mexican restaurants. Food is very good. Not everything is great but most choices are. Prices are very reasonable. They serve two salsas and chips with every meal. One is mild and the other is hot. I like spicy food but I have to mix the two salsas... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My family has gone to this restaurant for years, when it was at the previous location. Now that they've moved, the food quality has gone seriously downhill. My son was served shrimp that had not been cleaned properly, they still had poop in them. My favorite plate which I order every time was dry and over cooked. What a shame.... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always a great experience. It is no surprise that they just keep growing. You won't be disappointed by eating here.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The service was great the food was not bad and the price was good. It was a quick lunch but this was a friendly place.

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Charlotte,NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

From the road, this place has looked packed ever since it opened in the new location. When we visited, we thought we would be slightly ahead of the dinner crowd at 6, but the parking lot was full. Surprisingly, they seated our party of 3 immediately. They have terrific chips and salsa, and all three of us really liked our... More 

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Huntersville NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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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