Restaurant Review: La Unica

| April 26, 2016
Photo by Angie Baquedano

Photo by Angie Baquedano

Tacos, quesadillas Mexican food galore! When looking for an authentic and unique place to have a bite to eat, head on over to La Unica in Harrisburg, nothing but a twelve-minute drive from Campus. The trip is more than worth it, for the service is fantastic and the food is phenomenal! I’ve been to La Unica twice, and it has been the only place that has consistently provided me with friendly service and tasty food. Curiously and perhaps even fittingly “La Unica” translates to “The only one” in English. It has indeed in my books counted as one of the only places with authentic and good meals. Although the name suggests the Harrisburg location is “the only one” that’s not quite accurate. There are four more locations throughout Charlotte one even near uptown, if you’re feeling fancy.

When we arrived my friends and I were sat down almost immediately and we were handed large, clean menus to ponder over. The wonderful thing about La Unica is that they offer authentic Mexican sodas and juices, unlike more Americanized Mexican restaurants. I of course went with tacos and they were fantastic! The lunch special is the best because you get rice and beans with your two tacos as well. Also initially with the serving of your drink of choice, chips and salsa are also placed before you. I ordered guacamole dip for my chips and when I tell you that it took her less than a minute to get me the guacamole I am telling the truth. The waitress was incredibly fast and kind. Once we ordered our actual meal, the food was placed on our table in less than ten minutes. Plates were hot, and the food tasted fresh. Periodically the waitress would check on us even though she had other customers she kept her composure and attended to everyone in a timely and polite manner. After lunch, she graciously handed us to go plates and cups along with our check. The check is paid up front which is a curse and a blessing because the first time I went, I didn’t realize this unannounced rule, so I sat in the booth for an eternity before getting up to pay the check at the entrance. Overall the meal and the service was fantastic and I recommend that everyone try’s it at least once. The food and the service have yet to fail me and I don’t think it’s going to fail anyone else. Enjoy.

4.5 stars

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Category:Food and Drink, Lifestyle

Angie Baquedano is the Assistant Lifestyle Editor at Niner Times. She is close to completing her Creative Writing major and Journalism Minor as an Undergraduate and hopes to one day work for The National Geographic Society. When Angie isn’t swamped with homework or working her CNA job she can be found traveling, reviewing restaurants for Charlotte Food Adventures or taking up new hobbies such as painting with oil pastels (It changes depending on what inspires her that week).

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Angie Baquedano is the Assistant Lifestyle Editor at Niner Times. She is close to completing her Creative Writing major and Journalism Minor as an Undergraduate and hopes to one day work for The National Geographic Society. When Angie isn’t swamped with homework or working her CNA job she can be found traveling, reviewing restaurants for Charlotte Food Adventures or taking up new hobbies such as painting with oil pastels (It changes depending on what inspires her that week).

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