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Aqui es Mexico

221 Carlton Rd, Ste 12, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
+1 434-295-4748
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“mexican food” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
221 Carlton Rd, Ste 12, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

My husband and I found this place not long after returning from our Honeymoon in Mexico, and we sure were glad to find it! My husband is a taco fanatic so he loves being able to get more interesting items like Lengua (beef tongue) and...More

1  Thank ddavis118
Reviewed 25 February 2013

This restaurant produces wonderful Mexican fare -- not too spicey -- Jose and staff are so proud of their meals and it shows in the taste and the service. Often full of families and university students. We all found a good thing and for a...More

Thank BG1180
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Great little place with friendly staff that are eager to please. I can't pick a favorite plate because they are all delicious! Same plaza as Red Lantern--be smart, skip the Chinese, which is only so-so, and go for authentic Mexican that is not quite as...More

2  Thank PAtraveler501
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We have been going to Aquí es México since shortly after it opened, and absolutely love it. The family who runs it is very friendly, and very dedicated to making the best Mexican food around. The standards - tacos, burritos, enchiladas - are all very...More

1  Thank profe1967
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Great food, and great staff/owners. Not only can you get a good sit down meal there, but I stop by to buy tortillas from them, which they make fresh there. They also sell carnitas on the weekends which is also a good easy start to...More

1  Thank aemh92510
Reviewed 14 August 2012

This place is unbelievable. Completely authentic, amazingly fresh and well prepared, all at an affordable price. The two old ladies that run the place are very friendly and attentive. I haven't been this impressed with a restaurant in many years and NEVER before this impressed...More

Thank gischitchen
Reviewed 10 July 2012

This restaurant started out next door in a tiny space but was so crowded that they expanded to include two store fronts in one. The food is delicious. the menu has some terrible typos on it and sometimes you just can't guess what the item...More

Thank reescares
Reviewed 24 June 2012

We went to Aqui es Mexico tonight after hearing about it for a while but usually going to the more popular Mexican chain in the area (Guadelajara). We are so glad we finally came here as everything we ate was much better. I had the...More

Thank chloesmomNJ
Reviewed 19 March 2012

For those of you who want the real deal in Mexican food, this is your place. They have a varied menu with all the staples and some innovations all in great presentation and flavor.

Thank marga_toddle-do
Reviewed 9 March 2012

The tortilla chips are soaked with fat. The salsa was so thin and watery, it would hardly stick to the chips.

Thank ArtemisOman
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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
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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
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Carlton Rd, Ste 12, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5983
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-4748
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