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Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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2206 Fontaine Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2911
+1 434-979-2424
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Really enjoyed the meal, some of the best Mexican I've had in awhile. the outside looks like a hole in the wall, but its worth the stop.staff friendly and food great. don't miss it.

Thank Joe L
Charlottesville, Virginia
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434 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Down the street from UVa, it can accommodate small groups. Pretty much standard Mexican dishes that are generally OK, nothing fancy. Good location for family night out. Has adequate free parking. Service was good.

Thank samtrip12345
Nutley, New Jersey
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187 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Four of us stopped in for a quick dinner on a Friday evening. The restaurant is not that large but that was not an issue. The complimentary chips and salsa were good and we also enjoyed the guacamole and the queso with chorizo. I had the enchiladas from the house specialties menu. 4 enchiladas for $9, yes please. Everyone else... More 

Thank gd1147
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We stop at this restaurant for dinner with friends when we are in town. We are California natives and can report that it has pretty good Mexican food for an east coast restaurant.

Thank David P
Reston, VA
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is a fairly authentic feeling mexican restaurant close to the stadium area in Charlottesville. Service was prompt and friendly. I had the "Vegetarian #5", which was a chile relleno, a cheese enchilada, with rice and beans. Good portions, homemade, and good flavors. It normally comes with a red salsa but I had the salsa verde, which was a good... More 

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Clifton, Virginia
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

After the UVA football game, it was crowded everywhere. Our family went to Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant on Fontaine Ave. in Charlottesville, VA. As I said, the food was good, the price was good (without alcoholic beverages and tip) the bill came to about $55, for 5 people. The 12 inch boritos should be selected. They are so big, you have... More 

Thank CrazyMathGuy
Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Went in for lunch on a weekday, ordered, waited 45 minutes with no explanation of why the delay - went to cash register and waited to talk to someone. I asked the young man who eventually appeared what the hold up was, he responded quite rudely that there was a large party in the back, and asked me if I... More 

Thank Julie F
Naples, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We were very disappointed with Guadalajara...we went in the middle of the afternoon and the service was very bad. We wondered if our waiter had actually gone home and left us. When we finally flagged another waiter down, he was grouchy. The food was not good or a good value. I judge my Mexican restaurants by three things...the margaritas, the... More 

Thank Susan S
Scottsville, Virginia
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Honestly, we have been here several times and every time, we are disappointed. The food is not bad. The service is not bad. They were slow in getting the check and failed to check on the water necessary to wash down the high sodium cuisine. Unfortunately, there is nothing that we couldn't create at home with our limited culinary ability... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Great, colorful/festive decor and friendly service. Good, solid TexMex food (certainly not spicy; and probably not authentic), but if you like "Mexican" food as it has evolved in the US, you will be happy here. Very good value, and charming spot. Fun for families and friends -- one of our favorites for an uplifting evening out.

Thank Kim S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2206 Fontaine Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2911
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-2424

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