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341A E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2276 (Division)
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I don't really like tapas because they're so overpriced, but this was pretty good in terms of food and flavor, just not value in my opinion. Upside: you can try new things that are unique. Downside: tiny portions, maybe trying too hard? This is NOT the kind of place you go when you you want a big plate of Mexican... More 

Thank Melissa M
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Flavorful Mexican food in a tapas setting. Food was delicious as well as drinks. Service was wonderful. Fun casual place to hang out with friends

Thank rgoyal4
Chelsea, Michigan
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining at Isalita's has become part of my birthday tradition and celebration with my daughter for our Girls' Day out. The food is mouth-watering scrumptious. We've started to settle on some favorites including the Macho Nachos Appetizer, Mushroom Quesadillas and Sweet Plantains (for dessert). I skipped the Tortilla Soup this year as it is very filling. We never need take-home... More 

Thank Judy O
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner with family. Enjoyed about 9 different items from the menu including dinner. Enjoyed the food. Felt is was good but not great. Liked the mushroom hurarache the most. I preferred the cauliflower taco the least.

Thank Chad K
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great spot for a margarita or dinner. Exceptionally loud inside, which is a distraction. Service is attentive.

Thank Jeff H
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Ann Arbor is not a Mecca for Mexican Food. But Isalita is the exception. The restaurant is always busy, and with a no reservation policy, except for six or more, you often have to wait to get seated. The food, however, is worth the wait. They have a full bar with excellent Margaritas, a variety of Mexican beers, etc. The... More 

Thank Arthur L
Santa Barbara, California
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Lots of tasty delights at this restaurant. We ate there twice during our three week stay in Ann Arbor. We live in California, so we have plenty of experience with Mexican cuisine. Everything we tried was very tasty and attractively served, but portions are definitely small, so this is not "cheap" Mexican food, especially if you're a big eater.

Thank sharonannie22
Toronto, ON
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Great place to stop in for a drink at the bar, a flight of 3 premium tequilas that you can sip & enjoy are my favourite choice on the menu. Good shaken margaritas as well. Haven't tried the food yet but will do on one of my future visits.

Thank daveysew
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Waitress are just the sweetest ever, they are so knowledgeable and friendly at the same time. The decor has a lot of caracter, the atmosphere is very unique. The food part is of coure the most imortant and again, its just unique. Far from those classic mexican restaurant where you get fajitas and borring burritos, everything is worked a special... More 

Thank Romain R
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner out after work. We took advantage of ordering "tapas style" to try more dishes. Loved the mushroom flatbread and my drink (whiskey with habanero) the most.

Thank bieds1029

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 341A E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2276
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734-213-7400

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