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“fish tacos, oh how you were missed!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mono Loco

Mono Loco
200 W Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5030
434-979-0688
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Ranked #183 of 465 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Browns Summit, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“fish tacos, oh how you were missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

One of the restaurants I miss in C'ville. The fish tacos were amazing, my partner had the oyster & spicy pork burrito. Didn't have their famous margaritas on the rocks this time, but highly recommend. Go early, it gets packed!

Visited January 2013
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good Mexican”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

It was not the best guacamole, the chips were too salty, the margs were overpriced, and my burrito had a little too much rice and beans and not enough meat. The pork was delicious though.

Visited November 2012
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Non-traditional Mexican flare with great drinks!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

They have anything from the traditional burrito to the burrito with oysters or catfish. They have a great variety of margarita flavors that you can't go wrong with. Some describe the place as being worth the trip just for the drinks but the food is good also. It is slightly bland but still taste. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. Great outside seating with not too long of a wait.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Have a drink and Leave”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Food was a disappointment, the waiter was surly. Their marqueritas get rave reviews, so have one and leave. There are much better places to eat in Charlottesville with much better service. Our waiter acted like he didn't want to be there either.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Distinctive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Mono Loco is a fantastic Cuban-Latin American themed restaurant which is sure to please any of you hipster foodie types. If you want standard Mexican fare, or if you aren't looking for something off the beaten path, you might want to take a pass. But if you do decide to try it you will be in for a treat. Portions are generous and well-seasoned; there is a pork and fried plantains dish that is outstanding, as are the more standard dishes such as the salads and burritos. It is also a great date location and the atmosphere is slightly boho but without being tedious or pretentious. It isn't super cheap, but the prices are reasonable given the quality of the fare. Recommended.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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