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Aqui es Mexico

221 Carlton Rd, Ste 12, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
434-295-4748
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Ranked #234 of 459 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 29, 2014
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English first
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

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Nellysford, Virginia, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This restaurant produces wonderful Mexican fare -- not too spicey -- Jose and staff are so proud of their meals and it shows in the taste and the service. Often full of families and university students. We all found a good thing and for a reasonable price. Muy, muy buena. Gracias

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Great little place with friendly staff that are eager to please. I can't pick a favorite plate because they are all delicious! Same plaza as Red Lantern--be smart, skip the Chinese, which is only so-so, and go for authentic Mexican that is not quite as American as many Mexican restaurants are.

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