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“Reliable and plentiful”

El Puerto Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #96 of 566 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Reviewed 15 February 2017

El Puerto serves what Americans generally expect from Mexican food -- tacos, burritos, rice and beans. But it's a good non-chain version with a strong showing in the carnitas department -- and the margaritas are often pretty cheap.

Thank hikingadventure
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Our family was in town for medical treatment. Restaurant was close by...the food was wonderful. So much flavor. Totally different from typical Mexican restaurants. Staff was so friendly and spent time discussing differences in recipes. Tasted so fresh. Hidden away in a corner, but a jewel. Will be back every trip to Uva. Wish it was closer to my home.

Thank sirjohnwhitcomb
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We enjoyed this Mexican Restaurant - it had great reviews on Trip Advisor so we went to check it out and the reviews were correct!

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Thank boggie_7
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

I've been searching long and hard for a good Mexican place. So many are a dime a dozen, making their food out of cans. Gross, greasy and stale. (I'm looking at you Guadalajara and Plaza Azteca). Cold chips, runny salsa, crappy service, dried beans. You name it, I've had it. Seems like if you've been to one Mexican place, you've been to them all.

That changes with El Puerto. It's a hole in the wall place, nothing fancy or special but MAN IS THE FOOD DYNAMITE! Nobody made enchiladas like my grandmother did. This place was so close.

I've raved about it to many friends. Check it out and wear loose pants!

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Thank Shawn C
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good food fast and prompt service. Good sized menu. Quite a few Americanized dishes but there is some authenticity to be found.

Thank cvillelawyer
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