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La Regia Taqueria

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436 Highway 1 W, Iowa City, IA 52246-4204 (Formerly La Michoacana)
+1 319-341-8226
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

The place is the real deal! Best tacos in the state of Iowa! The tacos are so good, that it's hard to try the rest of the menu, but i'm trying. Inexpensive and authentic.

Thank Matthew C
Winnebago, Illinois
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Good, fresh, hot tacos and burritos. Nothing fancy here, very plain decor, but the food was made fast and fresh and tasted great! This is basically a fast-food operation, no decor, you order at the counter, grab your own drinks, and they bring the food to your table when it's ready. Tacos were soft-shell, need 2 or three to make... More 

Thank neshera
Lewistown, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

I had the beef cheek (cabeza) tacos and they were amazing! They also have the best salsa. The prices are very reasonable and they have a large selection ranging from vegetarian to a variety of meats.

Thank Aimee R
Coralville, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best tacos in Iowa City. Great place to take the family. Service is great and very friendly. I definitely recommend it to my friends if they are in the area.

Thank JD A
Dubuque, Iowa
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461 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Our daughter and her family live in Iowa City and recommended this restaurant very highly. We agree. While not flashy, the restaurant served fantastic burritos and tacos that were well priced. Another indicator of a good place to eat is the number in line. This place is obviously a winner.

Thank Randy L
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Excellent food, very nice and fast service. Always fresh. I love the fish tacos, the tostadas con camarones and the guacamole.

Thank Kineret Z
Seoul, South Korea
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

The food is authentic and delicious. Nowhere else in Iowa City can you get such well-prepared lengua, tripas, and cabeza. Those were a selling point for me, but La Regia also has options to satisfy any taste including carne asada, chicken, shrimp, and some of the best carnitas around! The restaurant is also attached to a small, Hispanic grocery which,... More 

Thank whoisthatguy
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I love Mexican and found this place with a 4.5 rating with almost 100 reviews so we thought we can't go wrong. Obviously we have much different tastes than those who rated this place high. Taco Johns & Taco Bell is better Mexican than this place! Food was luke warm and portions really small and had to... More 

Thank Thomas R
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Great "fast food" tacos. Very authentic, great prices, and they have even added flan! What more could you ask for. Maybe fountain soda instead of cans? Still very good food.

Thank Mack L
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

It's tough to find actual Mexican food in the US (as we become accustomed to american-ized knock-offs). So I was thrilled to hear about La Regia Taqueria in southwest Iowa City. This establishment offers the eatery connected to a Mexican meat market, decorated with colorful piñatas dangling from the ceiling. Immediately I was intrigued by the offerings of goat stew... More 

Thank Teresa K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 Highway 1 W, Iowa City, IA 52246-4204 (Formerly La Michoacana)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-341-8226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?