At Plaza Del Sol, colorful imported Mexican artwork decorates the walls and the aroma of sizzling shrimp fajitas fills the air. In the kitchen, chefs fold steak, chicken, and seafood into a variety of traditional dishes, including tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. They stuff enchiladas with beef and chicken before showering them in red, green, and mole sauces.
As chefs bustle about the kitchen, bartenders keep busy behind the rustic wood bar, doling out hand-shaken margaritas and shots of premium tequilas beneath the glimmer of flat screens. Throughout the week, the festive eatery hosts special events, including karaoke and DJ nights.
The cooks at the newly reopened Colly Cantina fill their revamped menu with surf inspired Mexican food such as citrus marinated mojo pork burritos and fresh fish tacos. 16 rotating beers on tap, five wines on draft, and specialty sangria, mojitos, and margaritas wash down kogi short rib burritos with cabbage and sriracha sauce and conch n' shrimp fritters.
At El Taco Loco's three locations, including their newly opened location in Chesapeake, kitchens bustle with chefs sizzling meats on the grill, bubbling pots of soup, and rolling tortillas into handheld Mexican entrees. Chefs stuff burritos, tacos, and enchiladas with stomach fillers such as spanish rice, pulled pork, grilled chicken, and house-made hot salsa. Platefuls of fajitas can be enjoyed solo or ordered in a size to share with a date or chef.
Cancun Fiesta’s team of chefs whips up traditional Mexican dishes amid a culinary orchestra of steaks sizzling on the grill and the savory scents of simmering rice and beans wafting through the air. The staff operates three locations, including one next to Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach. Firm believers that fresh ingredients make the tastiest meals and the best friends, the chefs assemble a menu of authentic eats using mouthwatering constituents such as fresh mexican cheese, ripe avocados, and Angus beef. Affable servers whisk plates out from the kitchen into the vibrantly hued dining room, the décor of which features bold artwork and cacti that sidle up to tables to be petted and fed bites of burritos.
Like finding the right college, spouse, or shade of nude pantyhose, the process of building your own burrito can be a difficult one. Machismo Burrito Bar helps create rapturous wrapped creations with a big buffet of scrumptious Southwestern fare. Start by choosing from a selection of flavor-imbued tortilla sheathes, such as chipotle, wheat, or spinach, before piling on saffron rice, pinto beans, and any other warm ingredient offered at this smorgasbord of savory stuffings. Burrito architects can then adorn mouthwatering masterpieces with delicious decorum to sate spouting saliva fonts, including green peppers, sour cream, and a squirt of lime. Strengthen swaddled suppers with an array of intense hot sauces to deliciously detonate mouth mines.
Side Street Cantina’s friendly, casual atmosphere is matched in appeal by its proximity to the oceanfront. Just a block away from sparkling waters, diners mingle over shared appetizers and platters of nachos, which they can wash down with 12- or 28-ounce margaritas. The carnitas—a favorite among regulars—pairs seasoned roast pork with a slew of rice, beans, guac, and tortillas, which make for easy transportation to mouths. Those with senses of adventure or second stomachs can take on the restaurant’s challenge of finishing the three-meat 9-pound burrito in less than 30 minutes.