Easily the most authentic Mexican and El Salvadoran food in town. Everything from pupusas to huevos rancheros to tamales.
Baja Bean Company
1327 W. Main St. (Corner)
California-style Mexican. Margaritas as big as your head. Live music. Patio seating.
953 Emmett St. N. (Barracks Road Shopping Center)
Extremely popular burrito chain providing food that is addictively tasty. Chipotle features naturally-raised meat and poultry and sources local meats when feasible. For Charlottesville, this usually means carnitas made from sustainable and local pork from the Polyface, farm near Staunton. The restaurant is walking distance from the Law School in Barracks Road Shopping Center.
Many brands of tequila flow freely (but not free) at this lively place for creative tex-mex. Look for the neon sign that says "Get in Here."
1750 Timberwood Blvd.
1202 W. Main St.
Tex-Mex. The Main Street restaurant opened in 2012.
Closest Mexican sit-down restaurant to the Law School. Burritos, enchiladas, tacos, combo meals. Ask for their hot tomatillo salsa (it's free).
805 E. Market St. 977-2676 (Downtown location, off the Downtown Mall)
395 Greenbriar Drive 978-4313 (off 29 South)
2206 Fontaine Ave. 979-2424 (near the UVA Football stadium)
Average Mexican food. Call ahead for large groups. Takeout available.
200 W. Water St. (off of the Downtown Mall)
Casual Nouveau-Latin. Seafood, burritos, tamales, margaritas. Local and whenever possible, organic.
1416 University Ave. (the Corner)
Charlottesville, VA 22903
National Chain Tex-Mex food in wrapped burritos (or "naked" burritos in a bowl with a tortilla on the side), tacos, nachos, chips and salsa; food is customized to your taste while you watch; big-screen TV in back. Popular with students.
Two Guys Tacos
101 14th St. (the Corner)
Casual, affordable, fresh Mexican fare. Patio-style seating. Salsas made in-house daily.