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La Unica

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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16203 Northcross Dr, Huntersville, NC 28078-5078
(704) 895-5378
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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274 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere for lunch... open for brunch and great food. The service was awesome and food was fresh and delicious. Tacos, quesadillas and Shrimp Coctail hit the spot. Chips and Salsa were great as well. Come and enjoy it

Thank yaser z
East coast
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87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La Unica consistently offers well-prepared and fresh Mexican in a clean atmosphere, family friendly, and relatively reasonably priced. Delicious salas and pick de gallo. Love the avocado delight. Crunchy tacos a la Unica pollo are my favorite and never cause an issue with my celiac. Best Mexican in Lake Norman!

Thank EastcoastGray
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I stopped in for lunch today. The food service is so fast that the meals nearly beat the drinks to the table. I got the chicken fajitas which are OK. The rice is solid. The salsa is just OK as well. I will definitely be back though.

Thank Robert V
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Came with a group of 10 for dinner. Food was above average but service made this visit my last. Food was spilled on the floor by our table and 10 minutes later it still wasn't cleaned up. Waiter was rude and dismissive. I'll look elsewhere for Mexican food in this area.

Thank Steve F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best authentic Mexican places in the Charlotte area, nice and tidy place with great food, lengua tacos are awesome, and is not expensive at all, service is good and fast even with a lot of people, totally recommended

Thank Sergio E
Alexandria, Louisiana
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

In town for a quick visit. Very very good. Salsa was good and spicy....quesadillas were very good. Service ok. Ordered some guacamole but never received. They did take it off of my bill. Overall, if I'm back in area, I will definitely revisit!

Thank CatDaddy2015
charlotte, nc
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145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place. Food is always good, reasonably priced, and your order comes out fast! This is a good place to bring kids

Thank travelbug242
Huntersville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

I have been going to La Unica for a long time, when they were a little tiny hole in the wall off Sam Furr Road. The restaurant can be very loud when crowded, but the food is usually worth the wait, the service is above average and the pries are very moderate.

Thank Nina W
Huntersville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

The food, service, and atmosphere is all around very good for a typical Mexican restaurant. The wait times to get in can be on the longer side if you are there at peak dining times.

Thank USANCTraveler
Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

The fare is exactly what you'd expect, but it is always fresh and certainly fast and inexpensive for a resturant of its size. They have no problem with large groups, getting the food out fast and hot.

Thank Greer D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16203 Northcross Dr, Huntersville, NC 28078-5078
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Huntersville
  • Phone Number: (704) 895-5378

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