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***** Ballalva's Mexitalian Restaurant is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 49 reviews!

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    Quiet and clean food is cooked to order and VERY GOOD ! Waiter was very attentive prices are reasonable!
    There are many Mexican restaurants in this area this is definitely one of the better ones and being family-run is also a plus!

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    Very unassuming from the outside, but had such a great experience with my family here last night! The chicken burrito was HUGE and delicious. Mix and match tacos were also a favorite. Haven't tried the Italian menu items yet, but we will definitely go back. I would only suggest that they play some background music to lighten the atmosphere. Very clean inside and Hugo (owner) was friendly and attentive as our waiter. Give this family business a shot!

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    Best authentic Mexican food and the Italian food is as good! Great service. Expect to take home half your dinner, unless you are a competition eater. Prices are reasonable, too.

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    Delicious authentic homemade Mexican and Italian food. haven't tried everything yet but what I had so far has been delicious and super filling. You can get mix and match tacos and try three of their four delicious tacos for $10. Owned and operated by a very friendly family. I highly recommend trying them out!

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    I've been meaning to write this review for some time and am happy to finally be giving credit where it's due! We stopped by here for a late lunch a while back while vacationing in the area, and had a fantastic meal. The food was fresh and flavorful, the portions were great, and the service was incredible--we were there between lunch and dinner, and for a while had the place to ourselves, so the staff gave us some extra chips and guac and the cook came out to say hello and chat with us for a bit. Classy!

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    Excellent service and the food was good and plentiful with reasonable prices. I was a little hesitate at first but I am glad I tried it. Everyone should take a chance to try it!

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    Great service. Great food. I don't know why I waited so long to go!

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    Very impressed with this restaurant! The steak burrito was great, and had such amazing flavor! We will definitely be back!

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    Wow, I am very impressed with the food. My wife and I both got burritos, fries, chips and salsa. The salsa was some of the best I've ever had also! We got all veggie/vegan burritos that were just amazing. The veggies were cooked amazing and we were very pleased that they used black beans instead of refried beans. We will be back with our children soon!

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    Reasonable price and very polite

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    I'm going again. Mexican menu and Italian menu under one roof. And of course u get your salsa and chips upon arrival?

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    Best kept secret in the Toano area. Very unassuming exterior but delicious food and great service. Our waiter Hugo was friendly, personable, and explained the name. I had the taco sampler where you get to pick 3 kinds. The chorizo was just the right heat, steak was flavorful, and pork pastor was my favorite (even with the pineapple!). The chips were honestly the best Ive ever had and the salsa was fresh tasting. Will definitely be coming back to try the pizza.

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    I dont know. Didn't actually go there. Your technology isn't exact enough.

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    Great food. Really attentive service.

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    I love their fajitas. Great local place!

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    We have been twice now and the food is so good. Service is friendly and the restaurant is clean. Both times we have been, it has been slow but the server said they do a lot of take out business.

    Not serving alcohol may hurt them but if that is why you don't eat there, you are missing out!

    The pork tacos are delicious and the salsa is clearly fresh ?

  • *****

    Amazing food, reasonable pricing, friendly staff, better than most other restaurants. And the tortilla chips are the best ever!

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    Amazing food, good pricing, friendly staff, clean environment, and amazing homemade tortilla chips.

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    One of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at in the Williamsburg area!! 10/10 recommend you eat here!

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    Great food and great service and a decent price

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    Ballalvas is a great addition to Toano! It is a small, locally owned restaurant that serves both Mexican and Italian which is great for families! We love their steak nachos, fajitas, tacos, burritos and pizza! Their prices are very reasonably priced & they do takeout. We will definitely be going back!

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    The carna asada tacos we’re on point My wife love them since she is from LA

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    The food was delicious and the kitchen made quick work of our 6 tops order. Great prices and even better food!

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    From a veteran who has had his fair share of Mexican food across the country and even overseas.... Ballalva’s has some of the best tacos I’ve ever had!!! Every meal lovingly prepared by the family’s mom. It’s a small family friendly place and their Mexican and Italian menu will surprise you. This is a small town business and family that deserves our communities support! Please note...some of the negative comments on this string are from employees who work at competing restaurants...sad really.... Try the place out and form your own opinion. Definitely try the tacos!

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    Tacos El Pastor are the best I've had since I was in Acapulco!

  • *****

    They have awesome pizza and great customer service- highly recommend!

  • *****

    Lovely, personable family restaurant. Very clean. Handicap friendly. Great food! We had shrimp quesadilla and shrimp fajitas. Prices very reasonable. Will most certainly be back!

  • *****

    Quick service, excellent food, and nice decor, inside and out!

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    Amazing food. Simply amazing.

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    My husband and I stopped in to grab a quick lunch on our way home from DC. It's a charming old house turned into a restaurant. The service is phenomenal and the food was on point!!!! They had typical "bar food" appetizers and options for tacos, fajitas, burritos, and some pizza and pasta dishes. I had the burrito and it was HUGE!!! I couldn't even eat half of it! Hubs had the mixed protein fajitas and he received very large portions as well! (Only got two tortillas, but I'm sure they'd give more if you asked). The chips and salsa were good and the salsa had PLENTY of heat (not sure what the other reviewer is talking about). They have really good coffee too! We will be back during our next roadtrip! Past reviews seem harsh but from what I can tell they were new and getting their footing! It seems they took the criticism and were constructive with it!

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    This place is amazing! It’s owned by a cute family that does an amazing job with quality and service! Their tacos are very authentic and full of flavor! Now for the pizza after just being in New York eating pizza and coming to their place it did not disappoint at all! We went back to this place to many times to count now!! I’m now 3 hours away from them and will plan a monthly trip to go back!

  • *****

    Clean and well decorated dining room, food was great. Surprisingly authentic Mexican fare, the only place in town I have ever seen properly prepare corn tortillas.

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    Have been multiple times and never had bad service or food.

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    Really good dinner. I had tacos. My husband had giant burger.

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    Great place and delicious food. Brianna gave us wonderful service. ?

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    Ballalva's is an excellent restaurant! 5 star food and service. Do yourself a favor and go try it! You will be hooked!

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    Had takeout stromboli tonight, was delicious!!! Will eat in the next time. Nice menu to choose from.

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    Chorizo tacos were a little spicy, not too salty, and had lots of fresh cilantro! Recommended!

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    Had the chorizo tacos- a little spicy, not too salty, and had lots of fresh cilantro.

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    Outstanding quality. Chicken Tacos with spicy verde sauce, an instant favorite!

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    Delicious! This is an interesting menu of Mexican and Italian choices. Our group chose the baked spaghetti, chicken quesadilla and the pork tacos. Everything was flavorful and nicely prepared. The Verde sauce that came with the tacos had a nice kick to it. It's a small restaurant but comfortable. The service was great. Give this place a try, it won't disappoint.

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    We have eaten there three times since they opened. The calzone is the best!! We liked the fajitas, and the tacos were good. We've enjoyed good service on each visit.

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    This was my Second time coming. I came the second day they were open also. I wanted to see if it had improved. The service had improved. I really enjoy the fajitas to me they are fresh-looking the first night I had just shrimp fajitas and the shrimp are huge this time I had the mixed that had the beef chicken and shrimp and it was very good. Who ever complained about the salsa not being spicy I disagree I actually can't eat it because it's too spicy. The only thing I don't like are the beans.

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    I was impressed with the tacos. I had three different types: chicken, steak, and pork. The finely-chopped onions and cilantro were a nice touch. I am looking forward to trying more of their dishes soon. They even have a frequent diner program. The server was very friendly.

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    I didn't quite understand the Mexican/Italian concept, but that didn't matter. Our food was delicious! I ordered the tacos which were large portions, homemade salsa on the side, and the most authentic corn tortillas I have had in Williamsburg. My husband got a calzone and that was also amazing, made with homemade bread dough. The portions were generous and we left eating way more than we should have. This was my husband's second visit, and my first, but we will be back.

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    Mexitalian is a weird combination , but they make it work. Ordered a Cheese and Sausage / Pepperoni for pickup. Call-in and pick-up were spot on. Pizzas were hot and ready to go upon arrival. Nothing negative to report , next time I would request the crust to be crispy (not everyone likes that). I would recommend people stop by and give it a try. Good food , good service, fair price!

  • *****

    Great food and excellent service. The tacos come three per plate and the portions are very generous. Fresh, hand-made tortillas, guacamole... the whole thing. Ignore the reviews that say things came late or wrong, those must have been mistakes from the first days (they've only been open 5 months), which can be expected from any restaurant. We've been here three times and every time it's been delicious and with flawless service.

  • *****

    Great food and service. Nice atmosphere. Very friendly. Chicken fajitas were very good! I will go again. Thank you!

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    The wait staff was very attentive, and I felt like a welcome guest. The menu is surprisingly extensive, with several good choices of Mexican and Italian cuisine. The food was good, but about average. Prices were reasonable. Overall, it's a nice addition to our local town, and I'm glad to have them here. We'll be back!