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La Regia Taqueria

436 Highway 1 W, Iowa City, IA 52246-4204
+1 319-341-8226
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (54 reviews)
“tripe” (9 reviews)
“lengua” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
436 Highway 1 W, Iowa City, IA 52246-4204
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

I'll have to admit that my first thought upon entering was to turn around and leave. The non-description strip-center storefront is totally devoid of ambiance. The good news is that we stifled that first instinct stayed. It turns out that you don't go for the...More

1  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

On Highway 6 West in Iowa City, this unpretentious eatery is popular with students and anyone looking for a bargain. Don't feel like splashing out on a drink? There is free iced water in carafes on the bottom shelf of the cooler on the right....More

Thank Pe R
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I don't often, if ever give out 5 star reviews, but this is the 2nd one I've typed today! I've tried lots of Mexican food in the area and have been wanting to try La Regia. When looking for their menu online I saw they...More

Thank McKenzie G
Reviewed 5 July 2016

They have great food here! We were doubtful when we received our nachos because they look like somethin you can find at any concession stand. But their chips are great, and the cheese has a good flavor, so we were pleasantly surprised. We also tried...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is by far my favorite Mexican in Iowa City. Judging by the lines which are always there, it's the same for many of us. You'll stand in line at the counter to order your food. The menu is on the wall above the counter....More

1  Thank rickleed
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

A much better alternative to Taco Bell. Fast service and lots of different and authentic tacos. Try the sauces as well. Some pack a punch!

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is not a place to have margaritas and tacos. They do not serve alcohol but one of the best tacos I have ever tried. Very simple, very authentic, and tasty. Great price and value for your foodie soul.

Thank jmortis
Reviewed 19 May 2016

So many cuts of meat to choose from, including tongue and tripe. You can get just a couple of the tacos for a snack or get the California burrito, which has fries in it, if you want to be stuffed.

Thank lorid142
Reviewed 8 May 2016

A lovely lunch outside on a sunny spring day. There are 3 tables outside, where it's a bit more quiet. Had C7, pork enchiladas with rice and beans. I am not a fan of the beans, but liked the rest indeed. Plus we have the...More

Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I have been to this restaurant many times, and have always been very happy with the food. While I have ordered some of the dinners (and they were good), the tacos never disappoint. In particular, I would recommend the chorizo and the carnitas. The guacamole...More

Thank Sue S
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Gail H
Do you have gift cards/certificates??
9 July 2016|
Response from GailCheryl | Reviewed this property |
I don't. How does one get a gift card?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 Highway 1 W, Iowa City, IA 52246-4204 (Formerly La Michoacana)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-341-8226
  • E-mail
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