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    An area tradition. The pizzameister with flour on his apron and sauce in his beard resembles an Appalachian baking deity-- and for good reason. He sold the place to his daughter, but still works...

Aqui es Mexico

221 Carlton Road, Charlottesville, VA
Average: 4 (1 vote)
$26-40 (average dinner bill for 2 excluding alcohol)
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Homemade Mexican and Salvadorian food. Specializing in authentic dishes, like carnitas. And be sure to ask chef-owner Jose Pantino about his daily specials!

Pantino says he got his passion for cooking from his mother, whom he used to help make tortillas when he was a boy. Because his mother died when Patino was 15, he feels a special connection with her in the kitchen. "Those beginnings with my mother, those early memories of cooking with her, are the 'salt and pepper' in my food," he says.

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Breakfast places
South of the Border


Greater Belmont


M-F 9am-9am; Sat & Sun 8am-9pm
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