Top 10 Mexican Restaurants In CVille!


1. Aqui es Mexico

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Aqui es Mexico features authentic Mexican food with fresh tortillas made daily, and their menu consists of a wide range of home made dishes that are pleasing to the most picky eater of the family.

Aqui es Mexico is a family place nestled in Kathy’s shopping center on Carlton Road.

2. La Michoacana Deli


This family-owned and operated restaurant sells tacos, tamales, enchiladas and gorditas, all for $8 or less. Seating inside the restaurant is limited, but take-out is available.

If you are a fan of more American-ized Tex-Mex, they have super tacos with cheese and sour cream. However, you cannot go wrong with the authentic street style tacos topped with onion and cilantro.

3. El Tepeyac


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Adolfo’s passion for food coupled with his wife’s strong entrepreneurial spirit gave rise to the concept of El Tepeyac – store and restaurant.

In 2010 El Tepeyac opened its doors in Charlottesville as a small Latin grocery store with a small take out area offering classic bites. In 2012, El Tepeyac expanded and opened up a full service restaurant rooted in natural made-from-scratch goodness using fresh ingredients and traditional seasonings to create rich flavors.

4. The Continental Divide

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At Continental Divide, choose a delicious, customizable margarita, made from one of Charlottesville’s longest and best tequila menus, from the bar and get ready for a fun and memorable Mexican experience!

Charlottesville’s locals and visitors alike rave about the unique appetizers and entrees, like the Red Hot and Blues nachos with blue corn tortilla chips and goat cheese, as well as the mouth-watering tuna tostada. Keep an eye out for Continental Divide’s distinctive neon sign, and make sure to follow its instructions: “Get in Here!”

5. Toro’s Tequila Bar


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Check out Cville’s newest eatery in the old Baja Bean spot on The Corner! Over 50 tequilas and mucho personality.

Try some of the best house-made margaritas in town as well as tacos, quesadillas, and a plethora of appetizers. And try the braised brisket tacos, which are topped on a fresh corn tortilla with candied bacon and a chipotle slaw. The braised brisket absolutely melts in your mouth while the chipotle slaw adds some heat to the flavor palette.

6. El Puerto



Visit El Puerto’s Restaurant in Charlottesville, VA, and they will introduce you to real Mexican Food. They cook with vegetable oil only, and all of their dishes are meticulously prepared with an authentic, yet mild flavor.

At El Puerto, they suggest the Special Orders. Not for the price, but because they are some of the most delicious Mexican dishes in town.

7. Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant


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The first Guadalajara restaurant was established in October of 1988 by the Arellano Family. Their Downtown location was the first restaurant to introduce real, authentic Mexican food to the Charlottesville area. Now thanks to their loyal customers they have 5 great locations to serve you. These are full service restaurants that offer casual family dining as well as carry out service.

Guadalajara’s menu features specialties, including sizzling fajitas, hand-made tamales, enchiladas and tacos as well as combination platters. Salads and soups are also available. Guadalajara offers a wide selection of Margaritas, in addition to a complete list of beers and cocktails.

8. El Jaripeo


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El Jaripeo is an authentic Mexican restaurant in Charlottesville, VA. If you are hungry for burritos, quesadillas, fajitas, seafood and more, they have a menu full of items to satisfy your taste buds. Stop by for a taste today!

9. Baja Bean Co.


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No longer on The UVa Corner, Baja Bean Co. can be found on Seminole Trail. It is an inexpensive place to go when you just want to relax with your friends and have some great Mexican food.

Baja Bean Co. has a wide variety of salsas to choose from and some wonderful menu selections.

10. Plaza Azteca


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Plaza Azteca Mexican Restaurant takes pride in serving their guests the most authentic Mexican food, along with a wonderful dining experience!

Providing a hearty meal and a wholesome workplace is the best way to ensure their customers leave happy and satisfied. Go share the flavors of Mexico at Plaza Azteca!

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