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La Joya

1145 5th St SW, Charlottesville, VA 22902-6464
+1 434-293-3185
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
30 Jan 2017
“Solid Home-Cooked Mexican Food”
26 Jul 2017
“Great hideout”
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1145 5th St SW, Charlottesville, VA 22902-6464
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, excellent service, quick, hot salsa. Lunch crowd not bad, can hold a conversation. Wonderful birthday meal.

Thank Pam H
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Always eat dinner here when here on business. Great authentic Mexican food. Quick, courteous service. Fair pricing.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I had had a long drive, was staying at motel one driveway down and had no desire to go far. This was a lucky find. It was a genuine no frills place run by Mexicans. It was $3.50 margarita night and I got stuck in...More

Thank Longtimexpat1
Reviewed 10 September 2016

What a tremendous find! We were seeking a lunch spot and after reading their menus decided to enjoy what was one of the best meals ever in Williamsburg. The food is classically French, and accompanied by a fine wine list. Please try them and celebrate...More

Thank anita p
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We ordered shrimp tacos and vegetarian enchiladas. The tacos were ok, not great, but the enchiladas were terrible. Hardly any veggies in them and the veggies still had powdery taco seasoning on them, dry. The tortillas were not tasty and the cheese sauce drowning them...More

Thank LindaMT808
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We were hungry from a long day of traveling and this location was close to our hotel. Liked the idea of a family-owned restaurant. Chips and salsa were flavorful and beer was cold! However, our food was not very warm when it arrived. All dishes...More

Thank Observant_traveler
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

I loved this place. Prices were affordable. Food was delicious and plentiful. Waitstaff so nice. Quiet atmosphere. Chicken tacos were great Salsa was quiet warm for this gringo.

Thank Debby L
Reviewed 22 August 2015

I would recommend eating one of the authentic Mexican dishes, my chimichangas were delicious, my husband rashly chose steak which was tasty but overcooked by a mile. We enjoyed the beer selection too. We were able to walk to La Joya from the Sleep Inn...More

2  Thank lovetheunexpected
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Our server, Christina, was wonderful! The entire staff was fabulous. The food was delicious and plentiful. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary. The staff gave us a free dessert to celebrate, which was incredibly nice. So glad we stopped there.

Thank Linda H S
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

We came in for a late lunch after a visit to Monticello. We enjoyed all of our food. It was served quickly and hot. The downfall was chip refills cost extra.

Thank Beth S
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1145 5th St SW, Charlottesville, VA 22902-6464
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-293-3185
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