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200 W Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5030
434-979-0688
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Generous tasty servings

The fried oysters and Phil's Fave Porko platter are excellent. Each comes with a large tasty salad. It is not large, but it has a lot of character. I like the atmosphere. Parking is no more a problem here than it is anywhere downtown.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
Liamo80
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Harrisonburg, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Food was good with many standard items with different fillings. My concern was with the staff, billing and especially the 'building' itself. The waitress when she brought the meals jhad to be told who it went to. We were a party of 6. On billing, they brought out 1 receipt for the whole table and a slip of paper and... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Nice atmosphere...not fancy...good service...wasn't tremendously hungry but didn't want to wake up in the middle of the night hungry! I had a delicious salad and my honey had tacos...

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The fried oysters and Phil's Fave Porko platter are excellent. Each comes with a large tasty salad. It is not large, but it has a lot of character. I like the atmosphere. Parking is no more a problem here than it is anywhere downtown.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Mono Loco has been one of my favorites for many years but with so many great restaurants in Cville, I often forget about Mono Loco. They have limited indoor seating and have enlarged their outdoor seating area.The margaritas are excellent and I highly recommend them--the house marg is my favorite but they have plenty of flavors-mango chili and such. I... More 

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St. Marys pa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family and I ate at Mono Loco on a Saturday night. We were recommended this restaurant by local family because of their great Mexican fare. We decided to give it a try and overall it was good. It was busy but we called ahead and were able to get seating right away for the 7 of us. We ate... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have been out with the whole family and really liked it. Nice and relaxing atmosphere that will be more liked by younger people who mostly frequented this restaurant. Friendly staff, very tasting food and the atmosphere we shared with other guests makes it a comeback when we are in town. Keep going!

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

An eclectic little restaurant, the outside seating sits on what appears to be an old asphalt carpark. The table and chairs were on a lean as a result. Beautiful evening so decided to put up with the tilt rather than sit in the small inside area. Menu is a bit limited. Food was in the "okay" range taste and quantity... More 

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Chicago60622
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Heard about this from the guy sitting next to me on the airplane from Chicago so gave it a try. Really good food in a crazy little atmosphere. Probably not the best spot if you were wanting to have a romantic dinner, but for good fun and food it seemed the place to be.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Based on the great and innovative food at this restaurant I would love to rate it higher overall. Arguing against that are the really annoying things that come along with a popular restaurant in a popular location. Parking stinks. Seating availability stinks. Seating is crowded and uncomfortable. The noise level is very high. The staff do their level best to... More 

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nyc
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287 reviews 287 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

generous portions of inventive and freshly flavored Mexican.. and knowledgeable wait staff too ~ who not only KNOW the menu but also are pretty happy to be there. a really great family dining experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 W Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5030
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-979-0688
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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