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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
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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167 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is by far my favorite Mexican in Iowa City. Judging by the lines which are always there, it's the same for many of us. You'll stand in line at the counter to order your food. The menu is on the wall above the counter. I typically get the tacos and they are filled with anything from azada, carnitas, chorizo,... More 

1 Thank rickleed
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

A much better alternative to Taco Bell. Fast service and lots of different and authentic tacos. Try the sauces as well. Some pack a punch!

Thank Charles W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is not a place to have margaritas and tacos. They do not serve alcohol but one of the best tacos I have ever tried. Very simple, very authentic, and tasty. Great price and value for your foodie soul.

Thank jmortis
Iowa City
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

So many cuts of meat to choose from, including tongue and tripe. You can get just a couple of the tacos for a snack or get the California burrito, which has fries in it, if you want to be stuffed.

Thank Lori D
Iowa City, IA
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440 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

A lovely lunch outside on a sunny spring day. There are 3 tables outside, where it's a bit more quiet. Had C7, pork enchiladas with rice and beans. I am not a fan of the beans, but liked the rest indeed. Plus we have the fish tacos which are my favorite. The best is the guacamole with chips, best in... More 

Thank GailCheryl
Iowa City, Iowa
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I have been to this restaurant many times, and have always been very happy with the food. While I have ordered some of the dinners (and they were good), the tacos never disappoint. In particular, I would recommend the chorizo and the carnitas. The guacamole is also delicious, but too big of a serving if you're dining alone.

Thank Sue S
Iowa City, Iowa
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

My wife and I have been trying Mexican restaurants in and around Iowa City. Many have been okay. But, we hadn't found the go-to place. That is, until we found La Regia. The food is authentic and flavor-filled. You can tell it is being prepared by people who love what they do! While it may not be the fanciest place... More 

Thank Paul P
Iowa City, Iowa
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

My friend and I came here for dinner recently. It was after 6:30pm on a week night, but it was still pretty busy inside. Based on other reviews, I'm guessing our experience was just a fluke, but the dining area was fairly dirty and the meat in the tacos was a bit dry. Service was a bit slow, too. The... More 

Thank chemistrygal87
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We heard about this place from our son who lives in Iowa City. We went there for dinner with him on a recent weekend and had a great experience. The food was fresh and delicious and the place is very clean. This is a no-frills place where you order at the counter and they bring your order to your table.... More 

Thank Stephanie T
Iowa City, Iowa
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

There is ALWAYS a line, it gets longer and shorter, but there is always a line. It's authentic but you can add the sour cream, cheese, and extras that you want if you like. The flavors are amazing, well seasoned, reasonable prices. And soda in glass bottles! It just taste better.

Thank The_chiefs_squaw

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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?