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Taqueria La Unica

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1621 Walkup Ave Ste F, Monroe, NC 28110
+1 704-282-2369
10:00 - 22:00
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Monroe, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing all the great reviews we decided to give this place a try. We were NOT disappointed! Plenty of familiar choices at reasonable prices. Waitstaff were cheerful and knowledgeable. Service was prompt. We ordered a shrimp dish and a chimichanga. The shrimp were not shrimpy but were surprisingly large and plentiful in a fiery sauce. Suggest asking the waitstaff... More 

Thank Tom T
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great authentic Mexican food. Best Mexican in the Monroe area and awesome margaritas. Not really fancy but the salsa assortment they give you with chips when you sit down can't be beat.

Thank John D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exterior is best described as bland, the food - not bland at all. Seating is fast, especially at lunch when a lot of folks don't have time to waste. A healthy serving of freshly made, still warm chips and a selection of salsas whose temps range from cool to near volcanic greets you in a few seconds. The wait... More 

Thank KLN_123
Monroe, NC
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every experience at La Unica has been outstanding! The selection, the portion size, the price...everything is excellent!

Thank mildredchilde
Fort Myers, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This place was wonderful. Still a small place so the food and service is great. Compared to the other (larger) Mexican Restaurant in the area. The service was fast. One down fall that I saw was if you order soda, they come in 12 oz can and they charge per can. Tea has free refills!!! I recommend the pollo fundido.... More 

Thank Billy D
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

The restaurant is out the beaten path near a barbershop, however what the location lacks the food makes up for it. The décor is something left to be desired, but the food is amazing. The closest you will come to authentic Mexican food north of the border. The wait staff is friendly and can I say the food is amazing.... More 

Thank Sekai G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I love to eat Mexican food and travel often (including Mexico) eating at lots of other Mexican restaurants. This is my favorite, and in the same town where I live. The salsas and chips are the best anywhere. Five salsas that are excellent served to every table. The food is incredibly good and the service great. It's not a chain... More 

Thank Ken W
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very clean restaurant with great food and great service. The lunch menu is a great value for the price. Although everyone enjoyed their individual orders, I was particularly impressed with my taco. It was freshly fried and super crisp. The beef inside was quite flavorful. Highly recommended this restaurant.

Thank loren p
Indian Trail, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

always delicious! chips are fried onsite and served with all kinds of delicious salsas. food is cooked fresh and tastes great. be warned that sodas are served in cans and do not come with free refills...sweet and unsweet iced tea come with unlimited refills though!

Thank carollattimore
Monroe, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have eaten at this restaurant for several years. The food is consistently good! Very reasonably priced and clean.

Thank reneehelms

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1621 Walkup Ave Ste F, Monroe, NC 28110
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 704-282-2369

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