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La Michoacana

1138 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-4844
+1 434-202-1336
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good51%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“empanadas” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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LOCATION
1138 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-4844
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't always judge a restaurant by its looks! We will be returning! Great homemade flour and corn tortillas.

Thank KimC1234
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We literally stopped here by chance on our way home from Crabtree Falls and was pleasantly surprised. First of all our server was a very nice young man who was just happy to do his job. The food was fantastic and the homemade tortillas made...More

Thank DanShep57
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great price, great choices and food made to order. Staff is friendly and they serve alcohol which is a plus. I enjoy their authentic Mexican cuisine while sipping a margarita. One of the best Mexican restaurants in Charlottesville. They have several different sauces to choose,...More

Thank chris w
Reviewed 29 June 2017

La Michoacana is not fancy . . . you'll order at the counter, pick up your tray at the kitchen window, and bus your own dishes. The food is more Mexican than at the prominent chain in C'ville, the mole is as Oaxacan as you'll...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Somewhere between a diner and a dive, this restaurant serves authentic Mexican food at very good prices. We've had lunch there twice and both times the food was delicious. I judge a Mexican restaurant on their Carnnitas and theirs are great. Also excellent refried beans...More

Thank Dirk L
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Don't be fooled into thinking the positive review implies a swanky restaurant. This is a clean, no frills small cantina with very good Mexican food with many choices beyond the Tex-Mex options on generally found. I liked the atmosphere with Hispanic TV on the scene,...More

Thank VirginiaRambler
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Cash only (minus one star). ATM is across street at gas station. Food is fantastic! Includes central and South American cuisine such as pupusas and empanadas. Tasty salsas. Margaritas are also good but a tad overpriced. Very authentic overall.

Thank wplacrosse26
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Had high hopes because of the great reviews but it wasn't good at all. Not the service or the food. People weren't very friendly and the food was over priced. My tortillas were raw and the torta bread was stale and very salty. As a...More

Thank damaritos
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The food here is delicious. Unfortunately, there isn't much space to eat but it's a great take out place. I've never been disappointed. They are consistent and delicious.

Thank OneExtremeMom
Reviewed 20 June 2016

My family lived in Charlottesville for a year and we tried over a dozen restaurants trying to find some decent Mexican food. In our last month, we finally stumbled upon this fabulous hole in the wall. Hands down, they make the best tacos in town...More

Thank Neil S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1138 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-4844
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-202-1336
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