Hidden Gem: La Michoacana

Posted on March 30, 2011 by


If you’re tired of the same-old chain burrito bars, if you’re craving something new and authentic, we have just the little gem for you.
La Michoacana, hidden on High Street, offers great, authentic Mexican tacos at an unbelievably low price.  Tacos are only 2 bucks and it may be the best two dollars you spend all week.  You can choose your own meats, everything from chicken to beef tongue.  The menus are in both Spanish and English, so there’s no guesswork involved in ordering.
Possibly the best part of the taquria is the salsa bar.  Be careful, however – most of the sauces are spicey.  If you’re into hotter food, try the spicy carrots and jalepeno salsa.  The green avacado sauce and red sauce are must-haves.  If you’re a newcomer, go with the taco loco (includes chicken and chorizo) or a gordita with chicken.
It is extremely casual dining, short on seating, and cash only! But you won’t find another place like it.
La Michoacana Deli
1138 E. High St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Hours: M–Th, 10am-9pm; F-Sat, 11am-11pm; Sun, 11am-9pm
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