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221 Carlton Rd, Ste 12, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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147 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Great place, really has some local fair that speaks tradition further south than just mexico. The staff is friendly and always willing to make your meal amazing.

1 Thank Clone99
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77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

While passing through Charlottesville, when my wife and I came upon this little hole in the wall restaurant. Clean and comfortable, we were even more pleased with our meals. The tamales were great, served in the traditional corn husks with the perfect ration of masa and meat. I had the pork feeling which was delicious. Yucca frita was a really... More 

1 Thank pjzepp
Charlottesville, Virginia
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Had heard positive things about the restaurant - including authentic Mexican food. I arrived with a friend on a Saturday night at 7PM (it was not the easiest to find in the Belmont area) and it was not very crowed. However, service was very slow since there was only one person acting as waiter, bus boy, etc. We ordered off... More 

Thank VisitingProfessor_29
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is where to go in Charlottesville if you're looking for real, quality Mexican food. I love Mexican food and this is my favorite place in town. The restaurant is unassuming, the owners are old country and their meals are always very good (and remarkably inexpensive given the quality). It's a good place to take a date, or a family.... More 

1 Thank Paul R
Charlottesville, Virginia
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208 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

This place is tucked into the southern Belmont neighborhood and kind of hard to find. It's not at all flashy and shares the parking lot with a Laundromat and Chinese restaurant. Nothing fancy here at all, but great, friendly mom & pop service and really good food. For $25, we got 2 great meals we couldn't finish. You have to... More 

1 Thank KGREENW7
Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place has authentic food for every reasonable prices. Grandma is literally there picking chilis and smiling whenever I come in. My daughter's LOVE the chicken nachos.

1 Thank MDB819
Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The staff was very nice and friendly but honestly the food was not authentic, it was actually not very good at all. What we saw of the place was clean and it was decorated nicely. They could be a nice restaurant if they used quality ingredients and hired a new chef. I mean yellow nacho cheeze whiz sauce has no... More 

Thank gingerdarling
Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

You never know what you're going to get as they aren't consistent. Our meal was okay, the fried ice cream was horrible. They're very nice folks and we wanted to support the locals but, I doubt we're going back.

Thank VeritasTravelGal
New York City, New York
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122 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

I would not recommend going here during the week...it's not authentic. However, their Sunday morning bbq (barbacoa) is spot on. The Lamb (borrego) Barbacoa is better than the Beef (Res) Barbacoa.

1 Thank HealthyFoodPlease
Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is my favorite restaurant for Mexican food in Charlottesville. Always delicious and authentic. The wait staff have been there for years and they're always pleasant and practicing their English with customers. You can tell by the clientele that this is the real deal...

2 Thank Kari H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Carlton Rd, Ste 12, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-295-4748

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