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221 Carlton Rd, Ste 12, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
434-295-4748
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 1
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  • 3
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This place is tucked into the southern Belmont neighborhood and kind of hard to find. It's not at all flashy and shares the parking lot with a Laundromat and Chinese restaurant. Nothing fancy here at all, but great, friendly mom & pop service and really good food. For $25, we got 2 great meals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
KGREENW7
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is tucked into the southern Belmont neighborhood and kind of hard to find. It's not at all flashy and shares the parking lot with a Laundromat and Chinese restaurant. Nothing fancy here at all, but great, friendly mom & pop service and really good food. For $25, we got 2 great meals we couldn't finish. You have to... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place has authentic food for every reasonable prices. Grandma is literally there picking chilis and smiling whenever I come in. My daughter's LOVE the chicken nachos.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

The staff was very nice and friendly but honestly the food was not authentic, it was actually not very good at all. What we saw of the place was clean and it was decorated nicely. They could be a nice restaurant if they used quality ingredients and hired a new chef. I mean yellow nacho cheeze whiz sauce has no... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You never know what you're going to get as they aren't consistent. Our meal was okay, the fried ice cream was horrible. They're very nice folks and we wanted to support the locals but, I doubt we're going back.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I would not recommend going here during the week...it's not authentic. However, their Sunday morning bbq (barbacoa) is spot on. The Lamb (borrego) Barbacoa is better than the Beef (Res) Barbacoa.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is my favorite restaurant for Mexican food in Charlottesville. Always delicious and authentic. The wait staff have been there for years and they're always pleasant and practicing their English with customers. You can tell by the clientele that this is the real deal...

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Arlington, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We rented a condo in Charlottesville and the owners recommended this place for "really good" Mexican, saying it never disappoints. Boy did we feel deceived! We were a party of five and not one of us had a decent dish I have lived in Mexico and I can assure you this is NOT Mexico. It is not even good Mexican... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My friend had a coupon for Aqui es Mexico so we decided to try it out. We were a little apprehensive when we arrived because it was almost empty, but perhaps that was just because it had been raining earlier or it was a slow night. We loved it! Homemade tortilla chips and two salsas started our meal, followed by... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

My wife and I have been going to Aqui es Mexico for six years. After this length of time and after going to many other restaurants in Cville, it is our favorite. The food is always the right temperature, well seasoned,and visually appealing. The service is formal but friendly. I have lived in Denver, and this is a better Mexican... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My husband and I found this place not long after returning from our Honeymoon in Mexico, and we sure were glad to find it! My husband is a taco fanatic so he loves being able to get more interesting items like Lengua (beef tongue) and Barbacoa (lamb) tacos. The Tortas are also fantastic and a favorite of mine and even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Carlton Rd, Ste 12, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-295-4748

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?