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“Don't judge a book by its cover: dive in” 4 of 5 stars
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Cinema Taco
110 East Main St, Charlottesville, VA
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Ranked #235 of 430 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: South American
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Chestertown, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Don't judge a book by its cover: dive in”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Took family for a stroll along downtown shopping area prior to a UVa basketball game. Looked for a decent lunch somewhere, and wife accidentally walked in for a 911 potty break. The exterior looks like an old art-house cinema. The interior is very elemental, no frills, like a typical art crowd hangout. Kids liked being able to make their own burritos, much like Chipotle. The best meal of the group was the SWEET POTATO BURRITO: such an unusual combo of sautéed onions, sweet potatoes, guac, black beansm whole wheat shell...it was fantastic. The 2 beers on tap went great with the food. Service was quick. Various sauces ranged from no spice to fire, yet all really enhanced the flavor. Come here to eat well, sans eye-candy.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“delicioussss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great options for vegetarians, which can be hard to find! I've been pleased with everything I've ordered there :)

Visited March 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good burrito”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I thought the food was very good. I had a burrito and had no issues. I got a chicken burrito with some guacamole, which was very good and worth the extra charge. It was a little messy to eat thanks to the black bean juices, but definitely delicious and filling.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Skip It”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The "cook-checkout" person was outside smoking when we came in, then rushed
us to order when he returned. The "fish tacos" are breaded, pre-cooked,
warmed-up fish nuggets, with red cabbage dumped on an old corn tortilla that
fell apart when picked up. The "pork taco" had watery ingredients that broke
through the flour tortilla - paid for guacamole and never got it... maybe
the owner-operator thinks he can get away with this nasty cooking and awful
service but the end is near, for sure.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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