Mexican Restaurants in Ballwin

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Authentic Mexican dishes slathered in salsa and mole sauce send up savory wisps of steam from atop Mi Lupita’s casual wooden tabletops. In the kitchen, chefs stuff tortillas with chicken, shrimp, and steak as well as more inventive ingredients such as cactus. Mixologists swirl together 44-ounce margaritas behind a bar outlined in white lights, and monthly mariachi performances enliven nights out with traditional music and maraca-juggling routines.

15307 Manchester Rd
Ballwin,
MO
US

Mexican culture permeates every aspect of 3 Margaritas, from its namesake cocktail and south-of-the-border fare to a colorful interior packed with festive touches. Scarlet hues smolder on walls like fire-engulfed strawberry orchards, working in aesthetic harmony with vibrant wooden chairs, each carved with an intricate bird or flower. Servers weave between these chairs to dole out menu items prepared with just as much exotic flair, including pizza mexicana—an entree that swaps crusts for flour tortillas packed with shrimp, chicken, and steak—and signature fruity margaritas.

69 Fenton Plz
Fenton,
MO
US

Authentic Mexican dishes slathered in salsa and mole sauce send up savory wisps of steam from atop Mi Lupita’s casual wooden tabletops. In the kitchen, chefs stuff tortillas with chicken, shrimp, and steak as well as more inventive ingredients such as cactus and mixologists swirl together 60-ounce margaritas behind a bar.

511 Main St
Fenton,
MO
US

In the kitchens of La Cantina, sister restaurant to Amigos Cantina in Kirkwood, chef Robert Trevino whips up edible masterpieces. The menu includes authentic Mexican empanadas, fajitas, and tortas, inspired by culinary skills inherited from his mother and deep roots in Monte Morelos, Mexico and San Antonio, Texas. Guests dine under a canopy of Mexican tricolor flags, surrounded by dark-varnished wood on the ground floor, or climb the stairs to the balcony for meals of carnitas and pollo monterrey sided with frosty hand-shaken margaritas on their Margarita Monday.

35 N Gore Ave.
Webster Groves,
MO
US

This cheerful quick-service eatery was named for the guajillo chili—a flavorful red pepper that can be blended into salsas, stirred into stew, or transformed into a puppet using googly eyes and pipe cleaners. The cooks at Guajillo Mexican Grill whip up their own version of fiery guajillo salsa, along with a milder pico de gallo and a tangy tomatillo sauce. They spread the salsas onto an array of freshly made Mexican specialties, including tacos, tostadas, and quesadillas. To craft burritos, they roll tender meats and fresh vegetables into a customer's choice of traditional, spinach, wheat, or tomato tortillas.

Customers stroll down the front counter, requesting meat, bean, and salsa choices from the bustling staff. Trays in hand, customers head to the front patio to dig into hearty steak nachos and cheesy veggie quesadillas. Others opt for catering services—ideal for feeding guests at a party, coworkers at a company lunch, or angry crowds at a Black Friday sale.

12683 Dorsett Rd
Maryland Heights,
MO
US

Plates of queso fundido overflow with cheese and chorizo at tables around Chihuahua's Mexican Restaurant, where diners sip five types of refreshing margaritas. In the kitchen, cooks flip sizzling shrimp to include in savory quesadillas, or wrap jumbo shrimp in bacon to fill Juarez fajitas packed with bell peppers and onions.

1932 McKelvey Rd
Maryland Heights,
MO
US