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Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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805 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5340
+1 434-977-2676
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had lunch here after a friend remarked that the food was some of the best Mexican food she had ever eaten. The chimichangas we had were tasty, the meat was tender, and the rice and refried beans delicious. The lunch specials are very reasonably priced and the chips and salsa appetizer really started the meal off right.

Thank George W
Charlottesville, Virginia
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I eat here all the time, but that said--I don't eat here for the food. I eat here for the convenience. It is okay American-Mexican food. The margaritas are okay and I almost always ask for an extra shot of tequila in my margarita. The fish tacos are good.

Thank reescares
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I ordered fajitas and a margarita. Fajitas and margarita were just ok. Sides too. Son ordered nachos which he says were a 3.5. Hubs ordered a Chimi and taco. Hubs ranked his a 3.5. My fajitas were a 2. Combined=3. Arkansas has great Mexican food. We also travel to Mexico several times a year. This was an average experience. Just... More 

Thank Kristin D
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

No doubt the food was quick! The food was hot! The food was good! Courtesy was none of those things. Our waitress really needs to find another task because waiting tables was not her forte. She interrupted us while we were ordering and our food came out wrong. When we told her it was wrong she never apologized she just... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great Mexican food and a favorite with Cville locals and visitors alike. Their Margaritas are the best around.

Thank omyheck
Mount Jackson, Virginia
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nothing really different than any other Mexican restaurant, but still very good. Quick, friendly service.

Thank LeslieBurkholder
Charlottesville, Virginia
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497 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This location, part of the "chain" of Guadalajara restaurants in Charlottesville is right downtown, and convenient enough if you are downtown for an event like First Fridays and have parked the car someplace, and can walk over. They do have limited parking. Nothing fancy, but service is pretty quick and prices are not bad. Service was good.

1 Thank samtrip12345
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner during our trip to visit University of Virginia. We sat outside on a warm evening food was fantastic. The margaritas were on special and the service was on point. There are a few locations we stopped at the one near the pedestrian mall. We had fajitas and a cheese and chicken quesadilla! You won't be disappointed!

Thank PLPE
Edinburg, Virginia
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149 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Mexican is usually a hit or miss in life. This place was a hit. Pulling up I wasn't sure what to expect but the food was flavorful, affordable, and plentiful. Just proves you don't have to eat on the pedestrian mall to get a good meal.

Thank pjwilliams69
Alexandria, Virginia
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165 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We had a large family gathering here with several youngsters in our group. The service was friendly and smooth, and all quirky food requests were honored with no protest. The margaritas were good and the food was tasty. The menu is typical of a Mexican family spot. We had a good time, and everyone was pleased with their dinner.

Thank notlostyet36

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5340
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-2676

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