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La Regia Taqueria

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436 Highway 1 West, Iowa City, IA 52246 (Formerly La Michoacana)
+1 319-341-8226
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Barcelona, Spain
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Pe R
Dixon, Illinois
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank McKenzie G
Manchester, IA, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Thomas S
Madison, Wisconsin
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139 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank rickleed
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank DanWh
Cincinnati, Ohio
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

Thank jmortis
Iowa City
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

So many cuts of meat to choose from, including tongue and tripe. You can get just a couple of the tacos for a snack or get the California burrito, which has fries in it, if you want to be stuffed.

Thank Lori D
Iowa City, IA
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377 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

A lovely lunch outside on a sunny spring day. There are 3 tables outside, where it's a bit more quiet. Had C7, pork enchiladas with rice and beans. I am not a fan of the beans, but liked the rest indeed. Plus we have the fish tacos which are my favorite. The best is the guacamole with chips, best in... More 

Thank GailCheryl
Iowa City, Iowa
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I have been to this restaurant many times, and have always been very happy with the food. While I have ordered some of the dinners (and they were good), the tacos never disappoint. In particular, I would recommend the chorizo and the carnitas. The guacamole is also delicious, but too big of a serving if you're dining alone.

Thank Sue S
Iowa City, Iowa
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

My wife and I have been trying Mexican restaurants in and around Iowa City. Many have been okay. But, we hadn't found the go-to place. That is, until we found La Regia. The food is authentic and flavor-filled. You can tell it is being prepared by people who love what they do! While it may not be the fanciest place... More 

Thank Paul P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 West, Iowa City, IA 52246 (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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?