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El Puerto Mexican Restaurant

2045 Barracks Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1206
+1 434-872-9488
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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LOCATION
2045 Barracks Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1206
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I'm in the mood for Mexican food when I'm visiting Charlottesville, there is no doubt where I want to go. This restaurant has never let me down. The food is consistently excellent, and the service will always friendly.

Thank SwamiAsokananda
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the closest I've had to the real Mexican flavors since living in the western US. I had the beef enchiladas which were absolutely delicious---it's the sauce!! Not a big place and not fancy but well worth seeking out if you want a taste...More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner. I can honestly say I have never eaten better Mexican food! Truly awesome, huge portions too! The service was also very good. It looks nothing from the outside and pretty basic inside but don't let that put you off, this is a...More

Thank OCDP84
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here and ordered the guacamole appetizer. It was outstanding and as good as table prepared ones that we have had on our trips to Mexico. Think this place has been updated since our earlier visits. Their location is not the greatest and...More

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Authentic and high quality food, VERY attentive service, and reasonable prices. We ordered the guacamole appetizer with our chips and it was as good as any tableside guacamole we have had and it was half the price. The chicken soup was huge and delicious but...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is not a large restaurant but it was quite busy on Cinco de Mayo. Food was very good as was the service. It took a while to pay for the meal (cashier on the way out) but it was worth standing in line for...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I was stationed in New Mexico for about 8 years, and my wife from Texas. So we know good Mexican food! Well I can't say enough good things about El Puerto! The food is great; outstanding chile rellenos! The people are great! This restaurant is...More

Thank Mike_Stogoski
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The menu is a little different from other Mexican restaurants, and the food is always good. Ambience is your typical Mexican restaurants.

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Don't let the appearance deter you. Good food and reasonable prices for a family. We had chips and salsa followed by enchiladas and tacos. Even my picky eaters enjoyed.

Thank Janice H
Reviewed 10 March 2017

El Puerto may not be the fanciest restaurant in Charlottesville, but if you're looking for good, fairly inexpensive Mexican food, this is a great restaurant to know about. Hidden in plain sight just across from Barracks Shopping center, it's easily accessible with plenty of parking....More

Thank CaptPatton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2045 Barracks Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-872-9488
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