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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
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Seoul, South Korea
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Thank whoisthatguy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Mack L
Iowa
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Teresa K
Norwalk, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll have to admit that my first thought upon entering was to turn around and leave. The non-description strip-center storefront is totally devoid of ambiance. The good news is that we stifled that first instinct stayed. It turns out that you don't go for the decor. You go for the food, which is pure Mexican delight. I didn't go into... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On Highway 6 West in Iowa City, this unpretentious eatery is popular with students and anyone looking for a bargain. Don't feel like splashing out on a drink? There is free iced water in carafes on the bottom shelf of the cooler on the right. Al pastor pork, carnitas, fish, or tripe tacos as well as vegetarian options are available,... More 

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Thank Pe R
Dixon, Illinois
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I don't often, if ever give out 5 star reviews, but this is the 2nd one I've typed today! I've tried lots of Mexican food in the area and have been wanting to try La Regia. When looking for their menu online I saw they also had online ordering which was perfect. I was at work, but near La Regia... More 

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Thank McKenzie G
Manchester, IA, United States
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

They have great food here! We were doubtful when we received our nachos because they look like somethin you can find at any concession stand. But their chips are great, and the cheese has a good flavor, so we were pleasantly surprised. We also tried the guacamole, and it is fantastic... the best that I've had since Texas. To complete... More 

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Thank Thomas S
Madison, Wisconsin
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145 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is by far my favorite Mexican in Iowa City. Judging by the lines which are always there, it's the same for many of us. You'll stand in line at the counter to order your food. The menu is on the wall above the counter. I typically get the tacos and they are filled with anything from azada, carnitas, chorizo,... More 

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Stockholm
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

A much better alternative to Taco Bell. Fast service and lots of different and authentic tacos. Try the sauces as well. Some pack a punch!

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Thank DanWh
Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is not a place to have margaritas and tacos. They do not serve alcohol but one of the best tacos I have ever tried. Very simple, very authentic, and tasty. Great price and value for your foodie soul.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?