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200 College Place, Norfolk, VA 23510-1114
757-624-2424
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Healthy food fare, but a bit bland

My wife and I got burritos here yesterday. Hers was steak and mine was chicken. While the tortilla choices are quite unique and interesting (btw: NOT made by the restaurant)...the meats and their sauces were quite nondescript...actually bland, until we added some picante and hot sauces to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2012
taliabo
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The place was empty when we arrived. We got prompt service in a clean well kept restaurant we got to choose our fillings for our meal and were very sastified

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Went inside and the place smelled like a basement. It was apparent that the food was out all day. The price was over the top as well. After I purchased the burrito I went home to eat it, hoping that the taste of the burrito will trump the dirty memory I had of the place it was made in; it... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My wife and I came here on our first date in 2010, and we enjoyed flavorful rice, delicious mango salsa, and great chicken on our burritos. Our return in December of 2013 was very disappointing--bland chicken and rice, and beans that tasted as though they came straight out of the can. Service was inattentive at best--tables were not cleaned, and... More 

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Casual dining; lots of options & tasty salsas. Very reasonably priced and fresh, quality ingredients.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

My wife and I got burritos here yesterday. Hers was steak and mine was chicken. While the tortilla choices are quite unique and interesting (btw: NOT made by the restaurant)...the meats and their sauces were quite nondescript...actually bland, until we added some picante and hot sauces to elevate them. The condiments looked fresh enough. The restaurant was pretty drab, I... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We passed up on returning to Yorgo's Bageldashery, where we had a FANTASTIC breakfast, for something different. We heard Machismo made some great vegan burritos, so we were happy to find it. Walked into a completely empty and unkempt place (open boxes, empty straw wrappers littering the register station, etc.). With no customers in sight, the new kid behind the... More 

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Newport News, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

I got the nachos with steak. It was nothing special, plus it totaled $10.00 and couldn't figure out why.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

My kids had visited the restaurant a month before and begged me to stop after a recent trip downtown. The small, modest restaurant hid the real gem - the delicious and generous portion of a wide variety of toppings for the create-your-own burrito. Our burristo (can we call him that??) was very attentive and so welcoming as he took our... More 

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Waycross, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Machismo is a decent place to eat, especially if you want something quick. The food was okay but not the best I've had. I had a steak burrito and there wasn't necessarily wrong with it but it just wasn't that flavorful. Being from out of town, I probably wouldnt come back because there are many other good places to eat.... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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289 reviews 289 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

You can choose the ingredients that work for you. There is nothing exotic but it is a favorite among the nearby PETA vegans. It has a nice, young, light atmosphere that encourages you to relax but its not comfortable enough to stay for long. The staff are usually young and helpful. These days the Tide light rail is not far... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 College Place, Norfolk, VA 23510-1114
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: 757-624-2424
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 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?