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Reviewed May 12, 2021 via mobile

Authentic, fast, delicious. That’s all there is to say about that! Portions are huge... get the mini if you are unsure. Yum!!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed February 1, 2021

La Unica is a best kept secret among locals who appreciate the great food and friendly service. The building itself is pretty unassuming, but once you’re inside you’ll be treated to fresh authentic Mexican cuisine. The chips and salsa are free, and the guacamole is...amazing. THe shrimp, chicken, and beef dishes are all amazing. It is clear that the staff are hard-working, friendly, and prompt. You won’t be disappointed!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Have not been since last visit as quality of service and food has diminished. Even the nachos seemed stale and not as tasty as they once were. Much more competition in the area and now eat elsewhere.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2019 via mobile

Who would have thought such a fine Mexican restaurant in Monroe. We eat here every time we visit relatives in Monroe.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2019

Really enjoyed the food Especialy the Ceviche, incredible! Would recommend to anyone wanting good mexican food!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food - large chimichangas and burritos compared to some other local Mexican restaurants. Usually great service.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Great 👍 Mexican food 🥘, the tacos 🌮 are amazing 😉. My wife had the chimichangas, she loved them. My daughter had the flautas, she said they were wonderful. The chips were fresh and hot with 5 different salsa’s, queso and fresh pico de gallo...and they were all were outstanding. Service was fast and attentive.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

We have eaten here for many years and the last few visits the Chile Poblanos tasted vinegary, not fresh. Perhaps they are preserving in a vinegar bath which is carrying over to the final product.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

Great food. Best Mexican food in the area. You cannot nor will you go wrong when you eat here. Service is great and food is better.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019

Love this place. Great food, service and friendly staff. Everything is wonderful. Service is quick. Go early to avoid the crowds!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

My husband is a Mexican connoisseur!! He has to have a weekly fix!! He raved about the food here! Granddaughter needed the restroom when we arrived-when we got to the table I couldn’t believe what was there-every salsa imaginable and cheese! I’m into spicy my...husband is not-there was something for everyone!! He said the rice was the best he ever had-IT HAS FLAVOR. THE TACOS HAD ENOUGH MEAT (like at home), plus they had everything on them-not like the triangle where we live!! You folks are doing it right-thank you!! Sorry about the tip for Vanessa-it will be in the mail tomorrow. Only draw back-our granddaughter’s chicken tenders took too long!! But then she always thinks she’s famished but doesn’t finish!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

The salsa choices were the best I’ve seen and tasted in THE WORLD. Free cheese dip! That’s unheard of in...anywhere. The service was fast and our waitress was SO sweet and helpful. I had the shrimp tacos 🤤 I’ve never had better! Seriously. And shrimp...tacos are MY JAM. My mother had the shredded chicken chimichanga and it was HUGE and I swear she proposed to it. (It didn’t say “yes...”:( ) My 3 year old had a beef quesadilla and rice and beans... he ate the quesadilla and I had his helping of rice and beans. YUMMMMMM!! Go here. You’ll want to move in. It’s so worth it. 100% worth it.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

The food here is wonderful! The only beef I have is the terrible potholes in the parking lot! What a nightmare!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019

We have eaten here many times and never had a bad meal. Salsa is the best in town and have purchased to take home. Highly recommend .

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

The food from this place is no taco bell. This is authentic Mexican food!! My favorite thing was the shrimp ceviche!!! Amazing and so tasty!! Only thing was they didnt included chips and salsa as most restaurant will. I loved the food!!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Taqueria La Unica is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4