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Mono Loco

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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200 W Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5030
+1 434-979-0688
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, good drinks, nice atmosphere especially if you can sit in the main area , good service. Been there and will go back again !

Thank 56Dianne
Gaithersburg, MD
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went to this place on a whim as it was close to our b&b Excellent choice. Some different Mexican choices which was nice. Staff recommendation was fantastic!

Thank tanddGaithersburg_MD
Charlottesville, Virginia
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Friday night, 10/7/16, busy, hostess didn't advise sitting outside as more rain coming, able to fit us in (same table we've sat at inside before), small table but we didn't care. Quick service, including drinks and orders. This time the best chips, home made red and green salsa & guacamole all so good, for starters ever had (see picture) We've... More 

Thank CIndyCsml
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Did we have connections here? Not sure. All I know is that post wedding (around midnight?), a crew of us traipsed up the pedestrian mall from the Omni Hotel to drink here. We heard they were closed and were sad... but the groom went to talk to them. Suddenly, they were open and SO FREAKIN' ACCOMMODATING! Thank you, Mono Loco,... More 

Thank Notjustanyhotel
Carmel, Indiana, United States
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166 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

When my Daughter and her Husband lived here they always raved about Mono Loco and so when we were here visiting family my Sisters took us here and it was everything my daughter had told me and then some!! The food is all fresh, local and authentic!! Best Latin food I've had in many years! Service was outstanding, but the... More 

Thank Tony J
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My last visit was in the winter - everything was cramped and crowded. Returned during the summer to find plenty of open outdoor seating. This helped set the tone for a wonderful dinner! The braised chicken burrito (or bowl) is outstanding, but I recommend starting out with either the pork nachos or calamari (our favorite). The drinks are strong and... More 

Thank rcsan
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I don't even know what to say. Five stars all the way. DONE. Food, atmosphere, drinks.... Trust me. Do not overlook this place. Eat here!

Thank Ashley B
Plainville, Connecticut
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I went to Charlottesville and went here for dinner due to an event happening. I am so glad we did! Not only was the food outstanding but the portions were enormous and so reasonably priced. For two entrees and an appetizer of chips and salsa it was under forty dollars! I was surprised the chips and salsa weren't free but... More 

Thank Alyse L
Bristow, Virginia
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243 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

I recently had dinner here for a bachelorette party. Granted there were 10 of us, we had planned ahead with reservations at 7:30 a week prior. We got to the restaurant and were seated within minutes out on the "heated" patio (every time one server would turn it on, another would turn it off - perhaps based on guests requests?)... More 

Thank BareTruth0827
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

The chips and guac are my go to starters, their fat chips are oh so delicious. Their tacos and burritos are also amazing, everything on their menu screams of southern fair including their signature margaritas

Thank Clone99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 W Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5030
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-0688

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