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La Regia Taqueria

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436 Highway 1 W, Iowa City, IA 52246-4204 (Formerly La Michoacana)
+1 319-341-8226
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Dubuque, Iowa
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424 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Our daughter and her family live in Iowa City and recommended this restaurant very highly. We agree. While not flashy, the restaurant served fantastic burritos and tacos that were well priced. Another indicator of a good place to eat is the number in line. This place is obviously a winner.

Thank Randy L
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Excellent food, very nice and fast service. Always fresh. I love the fish tacos, the tostadas con camarones and the guacamole.

Thank Kineret Z
Seoul, South Korea
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The food is authentic and delicious. Nowhere else in Iowa City can you get such well-prepared lengua, tripas, and cabeza. Those were a selling point for me, but La Regia also has options to satisfy any taste including carne asada, chicken, shrimp, and some of the best carnitas around! The restaurant is also attached to a small, Hispanic grocery which,... More 

Thank whoisthatguy
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I love Mexican and found this place with a 4.5 rating with almost 100 reviews so we thought we can't go wrong. Obviously we have much different tastes than those who rated this place high. Taco Johns & Taco Bell is better Mexican than this place! Food was luke warm and portions really small and had to... More 

Thank Thomas R
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Great "fast food" tacos. Very authentic, great prices, and they have even added flan! What more could you ask for. Maybe fountain soda instead of cans? Still very good food.

Thank Mack L
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

It's tough to find actual Mexican food in the US (as we become accustomed to american-ized knock-offs). So I was thrilled to hear about La Regia Taqueria in southwest Iowa City. This establishment offers the eatery connected to a Mexican meat market, decorated with colorful piñatas dangling from the ceiling. Immediately I was intrigued by the offerings of goat stew... More 

Thank Teresa K
Norwalk, Iowa, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I'll have to admit that my first thought upon entering was to turn around and leave. The non-description strip-center storefront is totally devoid of ambiance. The good news is that we stifled that first instinct stayed. It turns out that you don't go for the decor. You go for the food, which is pure Mexican delight. I didn't go into... More 

1 Thank Tim D
Barcelona, Spain
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

On Highway 6 West in Iowa City, this unpretentious eatery is popular with students and anyone looking for a bargain. Don't feel like splashing out on a drink? There is free iced water in carafes on the bottom shelf of the cooler on the right. Al pastor pork, carnitas, fish, or tripe tacos as well as vegetarian options are available,... More 

Thank Pe R
Dixon, Illinois
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I don't often, if ever give out 5 star reviews, but this is the 2nd one I've typed today! I've tried lots of Mexican food in the area and have been wanting to try La Regia. When looking for their menu online I saw they also had online ordering which was perfect. I was at work, but near La Regia... More 

Thank McKenzie G
Manchester, IA, United States
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

They have great food here! We were doubtful when we received our nachos because they look like somethin you can find at any concession stand. But their chips are great, and the cheese has a good flavor, so we were pleasantly surprised. We also tried the guacamole, and it is fantastic... the best that I've had since Texas. To complete... More 

Thank Thomas S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 Highway 1 W, Iowa City, IA 52246-4204 (Formerly La Michoacana)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-341-8226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?