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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
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10:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Iowa City
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21 reviews
9 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.

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Thank Lori D
Iowa City, IA
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462 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 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 

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Thank GailCheryl
Iowa City, Iowa
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32 reviews
18 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.

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Thank Sue S
Iowa City, Iowa
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136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

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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 

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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 

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Thank Stephanie T
Iowa City, Iowa
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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.

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Thank The_chiefs_squaw
iowa city, ia
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317 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

My wife and I visited this past Saturday evening, around 5:30. We drive by there nearly every day and have been talking about visiting for a long time. We were very glad we finally visited. It was very busy. We saw plenty of people both leaving and arriving. A lot of carry out business too. The menu behind the front... More 

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Thank iowacityia
Iowa
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Delicious Taqueria style Mexican food. The salsas are amazing. If you are looking for real Mexican food this is the place to go. Only place in Iowa to get a California Burrito. Authentic!

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Thank Exxie
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

I figure that they have to cater to the tastes of the locals, and it is the most authentic Mexican food in the area. The food was good, a little too Americanized for me, but good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?