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La Taza

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American, Latin, Mexican, Cafe, Spanish, South American, Central American
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407 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5779
+1 434-296-8292
07:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 17:00
Wed 07:30 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you haven't had brunch here, you need to go ASAP. The breakfast tacos are amazing. The Waffle Taco is excellent (though getting smaller I feel), the biscuits and gravy are so good...the Guatemalan Breakfast is excellent. Also, they have great Bloody Mary's. They have had their bumps in the road through the years (and sometimes still), but I feel... More 

Thank Valorie E
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Very unique place. Came here for brunch. Had the grande burrito and it lived up to its name. So good so delicious and I'm so full. Service was great as well.

Thank slade P
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Boyfriend previously ate here and was excited to take me. Cute place with nice decor but honestly could not enjoy our meal. I'm a server myself and the service was awful. I understand being busy and hectic. But, we waited 15 minutes for the initial greeting, wrong food was bought, and the quality of drinks/food was poor. I was so... More 

2 Thank caitlinsmith18
Charlottesville, Virginia
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433 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Located over in Belmont area of Charlottesvile, they have indoor and outside dining. Limited parking, but in Belmont, there are lots of nearby side streets so you won't have to walk far. Central American style foods and competitively priced (the Castro turkey sandwich was under $10). Service while friendly, was ok, but exceptional.

Thank samtrip12345
Baghdad, Iraq
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

What struck me most about this place is that the menu features dishes that you won't find elsewhere, and it was nice to find Caribbean, Mexican and Latin American under the same roof. We had coconut shrimp and nachos with chicken as starters, then oxtail over rice and beans, palm heart salad, veggie quesadilla, and a Caribbean jerk chicken. Well-presented,... More 

Thank MichiganRambler
Mississauga, Canada
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The service is slow, unpolished but sweet. They need more service staff. The drinks and food are excellent. The outdoor patio had a nice feeling. The duck tacos are worth trying. The mescal mule is excellent. I could live without the patrons who brought their puppy. They were strange and rude but that is tough for a restaurant to control.... More 

Thank Lesley P
Springfield, Virginia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We had a group of six, and we were all very pleased with our selections. The food quality was very good to excellent, and there is sufficient variety in the menu to explore different options.

Thank Kevin B
Andover, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

The disappointment of finding a local BBQ joint closed was largely offset by trying La Taza instead. Very attractive and clean Carribean decor with really nice burl wood tables and delicious coffee. I enjoyed an excellent, traditional Cuban sandwich while my spouse said her grilled veggie wrap was great. We will likely return !

Thank Farmme
Charlottesville, Virginia
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Met a friend here for brunch on a recent Sunday to catch up. It was crowded but managed to get a table fairly quickly. However, it was extremely noisy and difficult to have a conversation. The tables are a bit quirky (natural slices of tree trunks) and space is at a premium for food/drink. The bloody Mary was fantastic but... More 

Thank VisitingProfessor_29
Melissa E, Owner at La Taza, responded to this review

I do hope you'll try us again sometime, because I wish you'd have left your first visit already excited for your next brunch with us. We do get fairly busy for brunch, but I'm disappointed that may have gotten in the way of some of the conversation with your friend. As for the Huevos Rancheros, they should absolutely be just... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Last night, my husband and I were looking for a bite to eat and outdoor seating. Instead of going to the Downtown Mall, we walked to Belmont. The restaurant choices are terrific and the atmosphere is lively. We went to La Taza and had a really great time. The fire pit was going the the outdoor seating was comfortable because... More 

Thank Grace K
Melissa E, Owner at La Taza, responded to this review

It really means a lot that you came to see us for dinner this time, and I appreciate you getting in touch to let us know, Grace! "Pretty as a birthday cake" has to be one of the best compliments I've ever read. Hope you'll make it back our way, so thank you for getting in touch here and elsewhere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Latin, Mexican, Cafe, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5779
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-296-8292
La Taza is many things. A coffeehouse. A charming lunch spot. The perfect place for a tasty brunch in the city. A trendy outdoor hangout for drinks during the warm months. And a place for unique Latin-inspired cuisine at affordable prices in Charlottesville, VA.

Our goal is to provide you, our customers, with a taste of Latin culture in a clean, casual, and inviting environment. 'La Taza' is spanish for 'the cup.' We are known for our coffee - which is Rainforest Alliance Certified and purchased directly from the farmer in Guatemala - as well as our authentic Latin hospitality and are dedicated to bringing you an amazing dining experience.

Our atmosphere has been designed to create a paradise getaway - without actually having to get away! With a menu featuring flavors from Cuba, Costa Rica, Argentina, Jamaica, and more - you'll find something delicious that suits your tastes! We feature a full bar with unforgettable handmade drinks. Sip on something while you relax on our tiki-inspired patio or cozy up at one of our inside tables.

If you want to learn more about us, come on over and stay awhile! We appreciate relaxing and invite you to relax with us today.

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