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la nortena

Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“burrito” (4 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
“mexican food” (4 reviews)
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Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant does something that few Mexican establishments nowadays do.....cook with FLAVOR! They actually use onions, cumin and cilantro in their cooking and it tastes GREAT! Each item on the plate, including the rice and beans, was flavorful and tasty. The burrito al pastor (which...More

Thank elconejo
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Would love to go back again on my next visit to Charleston. We had a variety of entrees. I ordered the Philadelphia steak burrito. It was delicious, as was their salsa. The burrito was large, so actually did not eat the tortilla, just the grilled...More

Thank Beevpa
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Wonderful Tacos al Pastor, and the coldest Pacifico on draft in the low country! If you don't know what to order, ask the great staff.

Thank redbanker
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I'm from Texas and very picky about my Mexican food. This is some of the best I've had since I moved here. The rice was awesome and the burrito was huge. Our server Carlos was super helpful and attentive. He was very nice and made...More

Thank Allison M
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We ended up here after searching for an alternative Mexican restaurant tonight and we were SO glad:) Simply delicious and the portions were huge. It is New Years and I didn't think it was too loud or crazy. There is two sides really though, the...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The atmosphere in here was rough. It was LOUD. SO VERY LOUD! The chicken enchilada and the cheese quesadilla were fabulous. I found the rice and the re-fried beans to be lackluster and lacking taste. I didn't even eat more than a bite. The waiter...More

Thank Mfclingan
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Best Mexican I have had in a long, long time !! Portions are huge, fresh with great flavor !! We all loved it. It was a quick lunch on the way to the airport. Staff very friendly. I would definitely eat here frequently if ivied...More

Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

I've been here countless times and have never been disappointed. I've shared this place with numerous friends and family members and they all agree. Best Mex!

Thank Adriana R
Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

They have the best ceviche, tacos are amazing all the salsas are delicious four different types of side sauces, surprise!! This is my new Mexican hotspot on this side of 525! I will see you Cinco de Mayo and many many more times fresh local...More

Thank CharlestonSnob
Reviewed 11 November 2014

New to the area and looking for a Mexican/Southwestern restaurant that wasn't a chain when we stumbled upon L:a Nortena. We always gauge our restaurant choice with whether they have chorizo on the menu. Not only do they have chorizo but seem to offer a...More

Thank jedm49
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
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