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La Regia Taqueria

436 Highway 1 W, Iowa City, IA 52246-4204
+1 319-341-8226
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“tacos” (49 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (11 reviews)
“lengua” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
436 Highway 1 W, Iowa City, IA 52246-4204
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Food is fantastic. However; Called in an order. Roomate gave the lady our order in english, she didn't quite underatand. So he switched to Spanish (a native speaker) she repeated it back. All was well Get to the restaurant and proceed to go pay. 2...More

Thank mandylane88
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My girlfriend, who is from Mexico, and I come here all the time. This place is never empty because the food is so delicious! Since this is more of a fast food layout place, it doesn't take long to get your food. I always get...More

1  Thank jmdeutmeyer
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The place is the real deal! Best tacos in the state of Iowa! The tacos are so good, that it's hard to try the rest of the menu, but i'm trying. Inexpensive and authentic.

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Good, fresh, hot tacos and burritos. Nothing fancy here, very plain decor, but the food was made fast and fresh and tasted great! This is basically a fast-food operation, no decor, you order at the counter, grab your own drinks, and they bring the food...More

Thank neshera
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I had the beef cheek (cabeza) tacos and they were amazing! They also have the best salsa. The prices are very reasonable and they have a large selection ranging from vegetarian to a variety of meats.

Thank Aimee R
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best tacos in Iowa City. Great place to take the family. Service is great and very friendly. I definitely recommend it to my friends if they are in the area.

Thank JD A
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our daughter and her family live in Iowa City and recommended this restaurant very highly. We agree. While not flashy, the restaurant served fantastic burritos and tacos that were well priced. Another indicator of a good place to eat is the number in line. This...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Excellent food, very nice and fast service. Always fresh. I love the fish tacos, the tostadas con camarones and the guacamole.

Thank Kineret Z
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The food is authentic and delicious. Nowhere else in Iowa City can you get such well-prepared lengua, tripas, and cabeza. Those were a selling point for me, but La Regia also has options to satisfy any taste including carne asada, chicken, shrimp, and some of...More

Thank whoisthatguy
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I love Mexican and found this place with a 4.5 rating with almost 100 reviews so we thought we can't go wrong. Obviously we have much different tastes than those who rated this place high. Taco Johns & Taco Bell is better...More

Thank Thomas R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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