Took our son and his roommates out for dinner. The tacos were amazing! Something for everyone (the cauliflower tacos were great for the vegetarians in the group). All the items are great for sharing. The green salsa in the salsa trio was delicious. Can’t wait to go back and try a few other things we were too full to order.
It was a nice time but we were seated at the same time as a 10 top and the waiter was attentive to that table so our 5 top lacked good service. Our food came out quickly though they did not have the verde pozole that I wanted. Portions did not quite match the price but everything was delicious.
The food was great with good variety. There really weren't many options for kids who don't like spice. The sangria are great. Fun atmoaphere.
Everyone was great and the food was awesome. I especially enjoyed the bottomless blood orange mimosas!
We had an Open Table reservation, the restaurant was very quiet and they sat our group of 4 in the dark back corner of the restaurant instead of at one of the many open tables near the front. I’ve eaten many times at Mani and Mikette and expected the service to be similar, it was not. The waiter took away silverware and plates while we were eating and didn’t bring replacements. Food is good but everything else was a dissapoinment. Will not return.
Delicious food--don't miss the Crispy Mushroom Quesadillas (actually more an empanada, btw).
Margaritas were strong, chips warm, thick and salty--perfect. A few of our entrees took way too long to come out--but the waiter did the right thing and apologized and comp'd them. All in all, I will absolutely go back to this nice spot in Ann Arbor!
I've been coming to Isalita for years and it's never disappointed. Some favorites of mine are the tuna tostadas, baja fish tacos, crunchy tacos, elote, adobo chicken fajitas, chopped salad, and truffle guac. They also have a great selection of tequilas. The bartenders and wait staff are friendly every time. We also request that they make fried jalapenos even though it's not on their menu and they always do it for us. I'd recommend this place to anyone looking for great food and ambiance.
Always pleased with the food service and atmosphere great place good options and perfect portions.
Great waiter with tastes recommendations.
Hostess accommodated us easily despite the change in number from the reservation. We also appreciated the quiet-ish table. Food, as always, was great. Our out-of-town visitor, a vegetarian, was VERY impressed.
Nice ambience, service and great food.
Very noisy. We had requested (reserved) a table for 7 adults. They tried to squash us into a small table for 6. Eventually we were offered a table in the basement, which had plenty of room for us. Not sure why we weren't told when booking that it would be a tiny table? Food OK, well better than OK but service was slow - that may have been because we were in the basement? Not hurrying back.
Made a reservation for a Taco Tuesday birthday. Was then told I couldn't get Taco Tuesday deals unless I was at the bar.
Definitely not worth the money. The servers were all grumpy and no one smiled or acted like they were remotely happy to be there. I think happy hour would be worth the money, but just a regular dinner, you'll leave hungry and broke. The food was good, but nothing to write home about. The drinks were strong.
My server was excellent. She was attentive and not pushy, she knew every menu item and had high standards in her service. Her service was impeccable.
Consistently good food. Good happy hour deals on drinks and food.
Great fun. Terrific food. Wonderful service (Jess, our server, was terrific!) Just an all-around wonderful Mexican restaurant. (Don't expect "beans and burritos," bro!)
Dependable, current with trends and market demands...however...pretty loud atmosphere which will altar my visits with certain clientele. Became quite loud at times,
We were seated downstairs at the large round table for a work dinner prior to a work related event. The family style tapas, delivered when it's hot, and lazy susan made for a fun relaxed atmosphere as individuals who didn't know each other got to share mutual interests, food tastes, and laughter. The acoustics made it a bit difficult to hear someone from across the table, but we were ready to raise our voices to fit the energy of the atmosphere and the strength of the fabulously tasting bites and bits. No one left hungry and all of our mouths had been introduces to varied flavors, each of which was delicious.
One thing to note: the hostess forgot to tell the server that we had arrived and since the only traffic downstairs is to and from the shared bathroom with Mani, we weren't noticed until we notified the hostess. She graciously accepted fault and our waiter was prompt and attentive from there on out.
Went for a birthday dinner after the Michigan spring game. Love the atmosphere and the service and food are both amazing.
This is a minimalist cool, fun place to enjoy amazing tacos and imaginative drinks. Frozen blood orange Margarita that is tart and has just enough kick? Yes, please!
Food was ok, portions were small at the price. Kitchen was unable to get all of our dinners cooked and served at the same time. Server was a bit surly. Ordered fish tacos and got 3 mini tortillas each with a fish stick and pinch of cabbage.
The food was good. And the restaurant had a great energy. I was disappointed in the tapas-style portion sizes. I went into this restaurant knowing it was tapas, but I think it's overpriced. $10 for a tiny bowl of five small meatballs? $10 for two tiny tostadas? The flatbreads were priced appropriately, but that's about it. I've been to several tapas restaurants and they were either better priced or had more generous portions for sharing. It's difficult to share if every portion is tiny.
Always LOVE Isalita - food and atmosphere cannot be beat!
Went here to celebrate the end of the semester. Great food and service. The restaurant was very loud. My parents couldn't hear the conversation. We'll certainly be back again and again, though!
Went for celebrations dinner with by husband and his parents. You are really paying for the ambiance. The food is enjoyable, but with small portions sizes. The service was great, and the place is fun. Overall, I would just go for happy hour, not worth it for regular price.
our server, Taylor, was really great! we had a 4 year old in our group and he was super patient with us and provided exceptional service. thanks guys!
Excellent. Would go again, wonderful food great staff fun environment
Wonderful for happy hour! The quesadillas were delicious.
The food is just amazing. Authentic Mexican in Ann Arbor! Order the plantains, and the mushroom huaraches. Great vegetarian options.
Though the food was good (and it should be - it's not inexpensive) - it was impossible to enjoy as the din in the restaurant was so annoyingly loud. Members of our party had to shout to be heard - after awhile we gave up and left as quickly as we could so that we could enjoy dessert and conversation elsewhere.
Worth trying. Mexican food with different means of creating spice including pickling. Wide variety of tapas. Server told our group that food is served as it is ready and sharing is encouraged. Made for a great way to try different foods and know what you prefer. Margaritas by the pitcher are very good. Not the typical limeaide mix.
Pico and guacamole were quite good and chips well made, not too greasy.
Food is good. Atmosphere lively. Service solid.
Unfortunately, we got off to a rough start when the hostess, after seating us, told us we had to finish our meal within 90 minutes. While we were most likely going to do that anyway, it certainly is not a great way to treat your customers. Food and drinks were great. It's loud so soft talker need not apply...
Ask for the round table in the basement with a lazy susan. It works perfectly the small plates meant for sharing. It was a magical night and the food was delicious. Highlights were Banh Mi tacos and the nachos.
Everything we ordered was delicious. Our server gave us excellent recommendations. We will be back
Arriving right before happy hour was over was an advantage. The actual food did show a representation of true Mexican food and the taste was delicious. The only thing was missing from the menu was the sopes.
We made the mistake of going to Isalita on a Friday night. The service was good the food was quite good especially mushroom quesedias and mahi mahi tacos. The margaritas were only fair, mostly ice and nothing special. The noise level however, was deafening . You had to yell to be heard by the person sitting net to you. Walking out to the street felt like heaven.
Love the food choices at Isalita. Great fresh Meican food. Nice ambience. Nearby location too.
We had a great experience at Isalita and I would highly recommend it. We had a group of 8 and the server (sho was fabulous) just offered to choose some items for us to share from the menu. (it is simular to a small plates restaurant.) Everything she brought us was excellent and the entire group couldn't stop talking about what a great dinner it was. The chips and margaritas were about the best I've ever had. I had asked for a quieter area because I had heard that it could be loud and they placed us at a table that was perfect for communication. We can't wait to go back!
Great deal and selection for restaurant week. Staff was really great with the increase in party size and accommodations. The more private table downstairs is really nice. Amazing service, cocktails, and food! We all shared guac, fish tacos, lamb tacos, and a few other things. Everything was incredible, can't wait to go back. Special thanks to Kyle for putting up with 9 crazy girls.