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“Tasty TexMex” 3 of 5 stars
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Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
2206 Fontaine Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2911
(434) 979-2424
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Ranked #288 of 455 restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Mexican
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Tasty TexMex”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Great, colorful/festive decor and friendly service. Good, solid TexMex food (certainly not spicy; and probably not authentic), but if you like "Mexican" food as it has evolved in the US, you will be happy here. Very good value, and charming spot. Fun for families and friends -- one of our favorites for an uplifting evening out.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“nice, nothing surprising”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Since there are so many Guadalajara restaurants to review in Cville, I wanted to clarify that I was in the one on Fontaine Extended. The food was good. The server kindly turned down the too-loud Spanish music/news station that was being piped in. Yet it was hard to get his attention when needed, even though we were one of very few tables taken in the restaurant at the time. I was disappointed that there wasn't a lunch-size/lunch-priced portion on Sunday for the dish I really wanted (although it's available on other days). Still, I like Guadalajara for its value, chips, friendly staff.

Visited July 2013
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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“First night in C'ville”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Overall the restaurant is good. The price of the food is a little high, but it was right across the street where I was stayin and did not have to drive anywhere.

Visited April 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“We visit one of their four Charlottesville locations monthly.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Always what you expect, a good experience. I have lived in Charlottesville for 20 years. Every visitor who has dined out with us over the past two decades has enjoyed a good time. Nothing fancy = just all you could want.

Visited March 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Guadalajara's in Charlottesville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I've only tried Guadalajara's III and V and found both very good...partial to their Chimichanga's I ordered the same at both restaurants and found both very good...the service at # V, though not as crowded, was the better of the two...both are well worth a visit and a good value...

  • Visited February 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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