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“Honest to goodness Mexican food!”
Review of Mi Cocina de Amor

Mi Cocina de Amor
Ranked #18 of 276 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Charleston, West Virginia, United States
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Honest to goodness Mexican food!”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

I love Mexican food, and have ate in Mexican restaurants far and wide. Mi Cocina de Amor out does them all! In Charleston? Near Charleston? In the state? Make a point to visit Mi Cocina de Amor. You will most certainly be glad you stopped!

  • Visited November 2013
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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing authentic Mexican!”
Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

If you're tired of the same old same old Mexican food served at every Mexican restaurant in town, then you gotta check this place out! The food is phenomenal and filled with love. The staff are super friendly. You feel like you're at home when you're here. Love this place and can't wait to try out Fish Taco Friday soon!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing and authentic food!!”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

My wife and I absolutely love this restaurant! This is the kind of place everybody needs to know about. A couple friends of ours first took us to the eatery with high praise, and we make the effort to eat there every chance we get. I live over an hour away, but a two hour round trip is definitely worth the meal!!

The food has genuinely authentic flavor. It is not like the over-salted or spiced "Mexican" cuisine found at other joints. This is the real deal. Having spent a lot of time in a heavily influenced Hispanic region, I know what real Mexican food tastes like. You will definitely find that here!!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank GreenWeenieWizard
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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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4 reviews
“Check it out sometime!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Definitely worth checking out at some point. If you are a "plain jane" diner, it's a little more difficult to find a menu item, but they are very accommodating and fix fabulous food! Enjoy!

Visited March 2013
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Thank KL W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Feel the love!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

This place is hands down the BEST Mexican restaurant in the valley. Don't confuse this with the crap you get at Americanized Mexican joints. This is the real deal. Fresh ingredients and homemade Mexican food in a quaint comfortable environment. The owners, Frank and Julia, really make you feel like you're family. Do yourself a favor and try the carne seca. It's phenomenal! Margaritas are also awesome and made from lime juice and simple syrup rather than the crappy pre-made mix.

  • Visited March 2013
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