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“Not the best in town” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
2206 Fontaine Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2911
(434) 979-2424
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Ranked #307 of 465 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Mexican
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Lake Stevens, Washington
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“Not the best in town”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2008

If you like really good Mexican food, don't eat here. This place gets rave reviews in a lot of local papers, but honestly it is bland, bland, bland. They don't put any spices in anything. The enchiladas and burritos look the same except for the sauce. Both are filled with what I would guess to be boiled ground beef. The enchilada sauce tasted like thinned down condensed tomato soup. The best thing on the plate was refried beans, but honestly, those are pretty hard to screw up. Be forwarned, a second basket of chips costs a dollar. So eat slowly.

I don't usually critique restrooms, but the Ladies room here was filthy. I had to clean the toilet before I would let my 3 year old use it. I didn't even let my other two children wash their hands in there.

The service wasn't bad, so that is why I gave Guadalajara a 2. Otherwise this place would have gotten a 1.

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“favorite Mexican restaurant, favorite site is 29 & Greenbriar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2008

favorite Mexican restaurant, favorite site is 29 & Greenbriar

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“good standard mexican food, consistently pretty good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2008

good standard mexican food, consistently pretty good

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“Bland, tasteless Mexican”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2008

As a Charlottesville local, it pains me to say there are few options in town for authentic Mexican food. I lived in Tucson for 2 years and am unfortunately now spoiled. "The Guad" is strictly low-brow Mex without charm or spice. With so many interesting and enjoyable restaurants in Charlottesville, you can safely skip this place and not miss a thing.

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“I love the Combination Dinner #5. Two beef enchiladas w/ rice and beans. Yum!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2008

I love the Combination Dinner #5. Two beef enchiladas w/ rice and beans. Yum!

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