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Chela's Restaurant and Taqueria

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683 S Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-3838
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Brighton, Michigan
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is quite small, located right next door to the liquor store. They do have a patio which was open when we were there in April. I got the carne asada and the chipotle chicken tacos along with sides - black beans and rice. The carne asada taco was delicious, the chipotle chicken was bland. I ended up adding... More 

Thank MaeGoBlue
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What's not to like here? The staff is friendly and outgoing and the food is wonderful. I've tried just about everything on the menu by now and keep coming back for more. If you're looking for great tasting, authentic Mexican food look no further. It's quaint inside and can get busy for lunch, so come a little earlier in order... More 

Thank one_traveling_german
Fargo, North Dakota
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216 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very popular among Hispanic workers in the area. Small, fast-food, lots of menu options, particularly tacos. Bilingual. Very personable staff & enjoyable Latin music playing. Daily special $7.25 includes an entree, rice/beans, and beverage. I recommend the Jamaica (hibiscus) tea - skip the sugar & ask for it unsweetened, if you like. Convenient location in West Side Shopping Center, plenty... More 

Thank hearingsaver
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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497 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great fun. Low key, terrific options, we really enjoyed the lingua, and the fish, and the carnitas were also wonderful. The salsa options- fresh ingredients. This is a great place. You order at the counter and they deliver great flavor and authentic tacos. It is like a Taco Tren in the fields in California but without the Tren. Perfect is... More 

Thank Richard D
Corpus Christi, Texas
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A decent menu selection and some right priced combos. Since you order and wait, no standard restaurant wait service.

Thank sthtxs
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you know Mexican Food and feel Texmex is all about the cheese, this is a real Mexican restaurant with top flavors. 4 because it is a convenience restaurant. The outdoor patio is a nice touch. The. Food is delicious. My favorites Fish Taco Chicken Taco Carne Taco, potato and pepper taco, any Tamale and the black beans... Enjoy.

Thank Juliefreedom2
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

On our quest for good Tex-Mex we found something unexpected- great Mexican food. If you have never tried more authentic Mexican food, you owe your taste buds the opportunity. They were voted some of the best tacos in SE Michigan, if not the state.

Thank rhermann2016
Manchester, Michigan
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Nice little taco joint that serves to patrons at glass house brewing, as well. Very good, flavorful Mexican food. Nice vegetarian options along with many meat ( including fish) . Good ingredients prepared traditionally. Yummy sauces/pico/salsas!!veey friendly service! Highly recommended!

Thank Robin S
New Ross, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Mexican Food done the right way. Very well priced, fresh, amazing food. Welcoming staff and also has free parking. Find it hard to go anywhere else for Taco's or Burrito's. Top notch!

Thank Phily O
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Blows the socks off of all other Mexican restaurants. Smiling service-- eat lunch with the guys who order in Spanish and know the best food around.

Thank RetiredinAnnArbor

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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
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 683 S Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-3838
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734-332-6055

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