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“Excellent Mexican fare”
Review of EL Monarca Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

EL Monarca Mexican Restaurant
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Orange, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican fare”
Reviewed 18 August 2012

My friends and I ate here for the second time the other evening, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience, both times. The food is well prepared, the service is all one could ask and they don't mind if you sit and gab for an hour after finishing dinner.

The menu is a definite cut above the average Mexican restaurant fare, at least in our town, and I had the mole poblano (yum), one friend had a shrimp chimichanga (two nice sized portions, filled with shrimp - not just a piece here and there) and the other a taco salad (standard, but tasty). And the previous time I had this burrito that was about the size of . . . well, Mexico! Delicious.

The atomosphere is pleasant, if typical, but it's the quality of the food and the service that will keep us coming back for more!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank MadArchaeo
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English first
Keswick, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in Central VA”
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Always fresh ingredients, great staff, outstanding restaurant!!

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank ArloP
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Authentic Mexican in Orange”
Reviewed 8 October 2011

Small, family run restaurant. The food is fresh and authentic mexican cuisine!

  • Visited October 2011
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2 Thank Cairn12
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