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Aqui es Mexico

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221 Carlton Rd, Ste 12, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
+1 434-295-4748
10:00 - 21:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017

House-made tortilla chips and salsa, great papusas, plantains. Although it has "Mexico" in the name (and serves good Mexican food), be sure to check out the Salvadoran food, too.

1 Thank PolitelyOpinionated
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Authentic Mexican fare and wonderful service. The tortilla chips were the best, and the selection was terrific.

1 Thank Cate M
kinderhook, United States
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Adequate. Not wonderful. Ok food, ok service, ok ambiance. There are a lot better choices to be had in this town.

1 Thank Clark M
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Got there at 5:30 on a Tuesday so I'd expect it to be slow but we were the only people there, which was fine with us. It was a couple minutes before we were greeted. Most good Mexican places employee people that don't speak great English, but this woman couldn't even understand our order. The chips and salsa were underwhelming.... More 

Thank Chris H
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 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.

2 Thank Clone99
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94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 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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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 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
Reviewed 9 July 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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225 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 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
Reviewed 5 November 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

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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10:00 - 21:00
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: 221 Carlton Rd, Ste 12, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-4748

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