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La Michoacana

1138 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-4844
+1 434-202-1336
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good52%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“empanadas” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
1138 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-4844
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Reviews (28)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Somewhere between a diner and a dive, this restaurant serves authentic Mexican food at very good prices. We've had lunch there twice and both times the food was delicious. I judge a Mexican restaurant on their Carnnitas and theirs are great. Also excellent refried beans...More

Thank Dirk L
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Don't be fooled into thinking the positive review implies a swanky restaurant. This is a clean, no frills small cantina with very good Mexican food with many choices beyond the Tex-Mex options on generally found. I liked the atmosphere with Hispanic TV on the scene,...More

Thank VirginiaRambler
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Cash only (minus one star). ATM is across street at gas station. Food is fantastic! Includes central and South American cuisine such as pupusas and empanadas. Tasty salsas. Margaritas are also good but a tad overpriced. Very authentic overall.

Thank wplacrosse26
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Had high hopes because of the great reviews but it wasn't good at all. Not the service or the food. People weren't very friendly and the food was over priced. My tortillas were raw and the torta bread was stale and very salty. As a...More

Thank damaritos
Reviewed 13 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
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...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 4 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
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
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...More

Thank VirginiaSunny
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....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
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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