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Machismo

409 W York St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1114
757-624-2424
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Ranked #338 of 601 restaurants in Norfolk
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- Apr 28, 2014
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012 via mobile

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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285 reviews 285 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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Norfolk
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Originally drove to the York Street location on a Sunday evening. It was closed on Sunday evenings, so we drove to the one on College drive in downtown Norfolk. Had some initial language barrier issues, but after talking slowly and repeating ourselves we got what we wanted. Food was fresh and handy in the no-carb bowls - and we walked... More

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