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.
Recently renovated and reopened under new management, Colley Cantina is looking well-rested and colorful as ever. With its return comes a beach-flavored menu that would fit easily between bouts of surfing the waves off of the coast of Baja, Mexico: conch and shrimp fritters, citrus-marinated mojo pork tacos, kogi short rib burritos stuffed with cabbage and sriracha sauce, bacon-wrapped island dogs dappled with mango, jalapeño, and baja sauce. An equally diverse roster of drinks—16 rotating beers and a lineup of specialty sangrias, mojitos, and margaritas—plays nice with the cantina's lively calendar of live music and comedy. Frequent open mics and open band jams give local entertainers a chance to discover the Lennon to their McCartney or find someone willing to be their ventriloquist dummy.
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.