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341A E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2276 (Division)
16:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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403 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner here and while the atmosphere is nice enough, given where people wait for tables (the restaurant does a great business and people are waiting), it is a fairly loud restaurant, which at times makes it just a bit tougher to hear. The food is small plate Mexican, meaning you order a good number of dishes and share... More 

Thank Kevin S
New Lenox, Illinois
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was told the wait would be 1.5hrs but ended up being 40min. Small space so it can get loud but fun atmosphere for couples or friends. Food was good and service was excellent. Don't be afraid of the proposed wait time. Worth the wait.

Thank Sandy W
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't really like tapas because they're so overpriced, but this was pretty good in terms of food and flavor, just not value in my opinion. Upside: you can try new things that are unique. Downside: tiny portions, maybe trying too hard? This is NOT the kind of place you go when you you want a big plate of Mexican... More 

Thank Melissa M
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flavorful Mexican food in a tapas setting. Food was delicious as well as drinks. Service was wonderful. Fun casual place to hang out with friends

Thank rgoyal4
Chelsea, Michigan
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining at Isalita's has become part of my birthday tradition and celebration with my daughter for our Girls' Day out. The food is mouth-watering scrumptious. We've started to settle on some favorites including the Macho Nachos Appetizer, Mushroom Quesadillas and Sweet Plantains (for dessert). I skipped the Tortilla Soup this year as it is very filling. We never need take-home... More 

Thank Judy O
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner with family. Enjoyed about 9 different items from the menu including dinner. Enjoyed the food. Felt is was good but not great. Liked the mushroom hurarache the most. I preferred the cauliflower taco the least.

Thank Chad K
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great spot for a margarita or dinner. Exceptionally loud inside, which is a distraction. Service is attentive.

Thank Jeff H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Ann Arbor is not a Mecca for Mexican Food. But Isalita is the exception. The restaurant is always busy, and with a no reservation policy, except for six or more, you often have to wait to get seated. The food, however, is worth the wait. They have a full bar with excellent Margaritas, a variety of Mexican beers, etc. The... More 

Thank Arthur L
Santa Barbara, California
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Lots of tasty delights at this restaurant. We ate there twice during our three week stay in Ann Arbor. We live in California, so we have plenty of experience with Mexican cuisine. Everything we tried was very tasty and attractively served, but portions are definitely small, so this is not "cheap" Mexican food, especially if you're a big eater.

Thank sharonannie22
Toronto, ON
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73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Great place to stop in for a drink at the bar, a flight of 3 premium tequilas that you can sip & enjoy are my favourite choice on the menu. Good shaken margaritas as well. Haven't tried the food yet but will do on one of my future visits.

Thank daveysew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 341A E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2276
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: 734-213-7400

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