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La Michoacana

Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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1138 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-4844
+1 434-202-1336
09:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The food here is delicious. Unfortunately, there isn't much space to eat but it's a great take out place. I've never been disappointed. They are consistent and delicious.

Thank OneExtremeMom
Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

My family lived in Charlottesville for a year and we tried over a dozen restaurants trying to find some decent Mexican food. In our last month, we finally stumbled upon this fabulous hole in the wall. Hands down, they make the best tacos in town and some of the best I have ever had. To echo previous comments, there is... More 

Thank Neil S
Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The steak asada tacos are the best in town. Guacamole sauce is delicious, too. The restaurant itself is cramped, crowded and loud. We always order it to go.

Thank FamilyofThreeTrip
Charlottesville, VA
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

La Michoacana is off the beaten path but well worth it. Their tacos are great. You order at the counter then when your food is ready, they call out your order at the rear counter. They only accept cash.

Thank ducm900s
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Stopped by yesterday for lunch with my husband. Our first visit.Glad I had read some reviews so I knew the procedure - order at counter - pick-up at window to the rear ( get utensils and napkins there also) Ordered 2 super tacos pastore and a beef burrito. Both were excellent! Now my favorite Mexican place in Charlottesville!

Thank VirginiaSunny
Charlottesville, Virginia
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214 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

You might drive right by this hole-in-the-wall place if you don't know what you're looking for... or even if you do. When you get there, if you don't have cash, you don't have food. The staff speaks little English and aren't much for smiling greetings. Well, figure out how to find it, bring cash (you won't need more than $10)... More 

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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I am so glad my friend took me to this place as we had the tastiest tacos I have eaten in years. Meat is juicy and full of flavour and nice family run business vibes. Great for a quick bite.

Thank Jess W
Charlottesville, Virginia
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed this restaurant. Very cheap, delicious food and great, relaxed atmosphere. Do not come here if you are looking for something fancy. Staff was attentive. Margarita was a little pricey, but it was good! Can't wait to go back !!

Thank Anis66
Timberville, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Three of us went for lunch on 9/9. We ordered Tacos, Carnitas, and Empanadas. It was all good.The Empanadas were the best since I was in Cusco. Handmade tortillas. Large tender Carnitas. Plenty to eat. Nothing fancy. Just well prepared and fresh. And authentic. If you're used to Pico de Gallo made with just a little Jalapeno, watch out. It's... More 

1 Thank artworksmetal
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147 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

The place is not a fancy place but boy do the tacos deliver. Always top notch and great salsas. Love this hidden little gem and Jose's ideas are really taking off.

Thank Clone99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1138 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-4844
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-202-1336

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