We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Esmeralda

E Main Street, Independence, VA
+1 276-773-2200
Call
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good60%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
10 Dec 2017
“It's Rio Grande”
7 Jul 2016
“Delicious!”
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Mexican
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
E Main Street, Independence, VA
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (5)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Very typical Mexican. Good food served quickly. Have eaten here several times and quality has been consistent. Menu selections offer good vegetarian choices. Serve beer and wine. No liquor license i.e. no margaritas. Not fancy but clean and comfortable.

Thank BlueridgeCharlie
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Great food and service! The menu is huge and the food was really good! I can't remember the name of my dish but it was chicken with sautéed spinach and cheese on top. There were 7 people in our party and everything was so good...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Nice surprise in a small country town. Great service, cold beer, and quality Mexican food. Will continue to eat there.

Thank Medic1985
Reviewed 21 October 2013

like the other review said, name is wrong, next to mex gro store and 2 doors from napa auto parts. full mexican menu, cleaner than most mex restaurants. friendly servers, fahitas are great.

Thank tanguero43
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We dined just yesterday at a restaurant whose name appears to be Rio Grande, but which is adjacent to the Esmeralda Spanish grocery store. It may be that the name changed. Anyway, the restaurant next to the store (and it's an auto parts store on...More

Thank rcamero1
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Independence Hotels
Grayson Inn & Suites
34 reviews
1.48 km away
Alleghany Inn
88 reviews
12.80 km away
Knights Inn Galax
67 reviews
20.78 km away
Rodeway Inn
58 reviews
21.33 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ciro's Pizza
22 reviews
.91 km away
Mis Arados Mexican Restaurant
47 reviews
13.78 km away
Aunt Bea's BBQ
8 reviews
1.17 km away
The Pines Restaurant
98 reviews
13.86 km away
Nearby Attractions
Riverside Canoe and Tube Rental
32 reviews
19.23 km away
Landmark Farm Alpacas
6 reviews
27.40 km away
Blue Ridge Music Center
168 reviews
27.61 km away
Grayson Highlands State Park
237 reviews
28.91 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from La Esmeralda staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: E Main Street, Independence, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 276-773-2200
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing