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“Be sure to find this hole in the wall!”
Review of Cinema Taco

Cinema Taco
Ranked #314 of 567 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: South American
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

After touring around the area we found ourselves ravenous and went searching for something to eat. The Mall as it is knows is a very fun place to visit itself with unique shops and outdoor eating areas down the entire street (it is closed to through traffic). The restaurants on the street place menus on the windows/doors so you can see that they have to offer before actually coming inside. After passing half a dozen places and finding nothing with place less than $15 a piece we were a bit worried. Finally we happened upon this little hole in the wall restaurant....Easy to miss but you so do NOT want to miss it! Their taco salad was delicious and their nachos were amazing and HUGE! It could easily serve 2 or more by itself. The limeade was a little sweet but add a little of their fresh chilled water and it is perfect! Very reasonably priced and large servings, RECOMMEND!

1  Thank Beth W
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great location--along the walking shopping/dining area. You can dine in or carry your food outside to the reserved tables. Staff were (colorfully decorated) friendly. That's where the positive comments end

The inside is dark and unattractive. Outside appears ideal until you start eating. Then squirrels surround the table and keep angling closer trying to get your food. (Also saw a large rat scurry across this area).

Once you order--you are handed your food. It's basically self service from there on

Empanada with chilli rejano just tasted like beans

No hard tacos available

Chicken was slimy and inedible

Group of five cost $63

Thank davoscjims
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Cinema Taco has great fresh Mexican staples like tacos and burritos. The wait can sometimes be a little long, but well worth it. We go there for lunch occasionally and keep coming back.

Thank gamblefamilytravel
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

Empanadas are probably one of my favorite foods. So when I was visiting Charlottesville, I happened to notice Cinema Taco in the downtown mall was serving them. I figured I would give them a try! Boy, did I regret it. The flavors just weren't there. They were dry and the pastry, hard. Maybe they should stick to what's in the name?

Thank SimplyBekah
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Not just your regular Mexican food place. They give it some style with their own take on their sweet potato empenadas and their mountain nachos. Try their fish tacos and other treats.

Thank Clone99
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