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La Taza

$$ - $$$
American, Latin, Mexican, Cafe, Spanish, South American, Central American
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407 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5779
+1 434-296-8292
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 17:00
Wed 07:30 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant spot with outdoor dining. Enjoyed a casual breakfast with nice selections and an endless cup of coffee. Waitress quick and friendly.

Thank EarlofTraveldom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and locale. Enjoyed the flavors. Will go back again for lunch or dinner sometime to try other menu items.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Charlottesville, Virginia
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429 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I'd remembered having a nice lunch here long ago, so we decided to give it another try. We stopped by on a Sunday at midday. They were serving a brunch type menu, but also some lunch items. My husband had the cuban, and I had a jalapeno infused hamburger. The burger was marked as spicy--and it sure was, but in... More 

Thank norskies
Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Yummy latin and caribbean food in a cute area. Brunch and dinner are both good. I appreciate that they have good coffee in the morning. The food is really well done and fresh tasting. Atmosphere is bohemian but not pretentious.

Thank Sarah1800
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Four of us had a wonderful lunch. I had the Cuban sandwich, my spouse had a burrito and the other couple each had salads. Everyone enjoyed their food. Pickles on the Cuban are hot, so I requested on the side and glad I did. Great food. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank jkthomn
Charlottesville, Virginia
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I spend a LOT of time at La Taza and the staff is always courteous and the food is delicious! I feel like La Taza is one of those "undiscovered gems" in Charlottesville! They probably have one of the best brunches in town! The bloody Mary's and mimosas are excellent. The Hangover is awesome! Breakfast Tacos are amazing. Their sandwiches... More 

Thank valorief871
Charlottesville, Virginia
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you haven't had brunch here, you need to go ASAP. The breakfast tacos are amazing. The Waffle Taco is excellent (though getting smaller I feel), the biscuits and gravy are so good...the Guatemalan Breakfast is excellent. Also, they have great Bloody Mary's. They have had their bumps in the road through the years (and sometimes still), but I feel... More 

Thank valorief871
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Very unique place. Came here for brunch. Had the grande burrito and it lived up to its name. So good so delicious and I'm so full. Service was great as well.

Thank slade P
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Boyfriend previously ate here and was excited to take me. Cute place with nice decor but honestly could not enjoy our meal. I'm a server myself and the service was awful. I understand being busy and hectic. But, we waited 15 minutes for the initial greeting, wrong food was bought, and the quality of drinks/food was poor. I was so... More 

2 Thank caitlinsmith18
Charlottesville, Virginia
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497 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Located over in Belmont area of Charlottesvile, they have indoor and outside dining. Limited parking, but in Belmont, there are lots of nearby side streets so you won't have to walk far. Central American style foods and competitively priced (the Castro turkey sandwich was under $10). Service while friendly, was ok, but exceptional.

Thank samtrip12345

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Latin, Mexican, Cafe, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5779
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-296-8292
La Taza is many things. A coffeehouse. A charming lunch spot. The perfect place for a tasty brunch in the city. A trendy outdoor hangout for drinks during the warm months. And a place for unique Latin-inspired cuisine at affordable prices in Charlottesville, VA.

Our goal is to provide you, our customers, with a taste of Latin culture in a clean, casual, and inviting environment. 'La Taza' is spanish for 'the cup.' We are known for our coffee - which is Rainforest Alliance Certified and purchased directly from the farmer in Guatemala - as well as our authentic Latin hospitality and are dedicated to bringing you an amazing dining experience.

Our atmosphere has been designed to create a paradise getaway - without actually having to get away! With a menu featuring flavors from Cuba, Costa Rica, Argentina, Jamaica, and more - you'll find something delicious that suits your tastes! We feature a full bar with unforgettable handmade drinks. Sip on something while you relax on our tiki-inspired patio or cozy up at one of our inside tables.

If you want to learn more about us, come on over and stay awhile! We appreciate relaxing and invite you to relax with us today.

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