Mexican Restaurants in Fort Leonard Wood

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Martin Hernandez grew up with 14 siblings in the city of San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico. That's where their community taught them the importance of family and hard work, but no one more so than their mother. She created flavorful, fresh meals for the family, never cutting any corners. As the owner of Primas Mexican Grill, Martin has the chance to recreate not only the homemade meals, but also the festive family atmosphere at his restaurant.

Along with a talented staff, Martin pays homage to his mother with traditional Mexican house specialties: pico de gallo, smothered carnitas, fish tacos, and fajitas, to name a few. But the menu doesn't adhere strictly to south-of-the-border fare. There are also American favorites such as burgers and steak served with fries.

2101 W Chesterfield Blvd
Springfield,
MO
US

The chefs at Los Vaqueros offer up a selection of traditional Mexican cuisine. With dishes made from scratch daily, patrons can dip chips into bowls of hand-blended guacamole or extra-spicy molten queso. Enchiladas nestle beneath a bed of cheese and red sauces alongside seasoned rice and beans. Fajitas swaddle chicken, steak, or veggies in tortillas met with sautéed onions, peppers, and fresh jalapeños. Other authentic dishes include tortas made on homemade bread, sopes, and gorditas.

1537 N Glenstone Ave
Springfield,
MO
US

Within the olive-green walls of La Hacienda Authentic Mexican Restaurant, diners devour sizzling shrimp enchiladas, chicken quesadillas, and grilled steak tacos. At a full bar, servers mix and other libations.

1370 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield,
MO
US

Chips and salsa, the ultimate party snack, is served with every lunch and dinner enjoyed inside La Fiesta Restaurante Mexicano. The complimentary treat accompanies platefuls of tacos, burritos, and quesadillas stuffed with beef tips, beans, and pork. Chefs build each dish from scratch, including the Peruvian ceviche, a feast of cubed tilapia slow-cooked in a garlic, lime, and salt marinade, which requires a special order via phone or singing telegram two hours in advance. The rest of the menu takes much less time to prepare, from the sizzling fajitas to strawberry-flavored margaritas.

562 West Mount Vernon Street
Nixa,
MO
US

It's a dish that almost defies description: a burrito filled with steak, cheese, and beans, then topped half in cashew sauce and half in sweet and sour sauce. A dollop of sour cream provides the finishing touch. The name of this concoction is, naturally, the Crazy Burrito, and it's one of the many fusion specialties cooked up at Chinese Mexican Burrito.

True to its name, the casual eatery serves up a tasty combination of global food favorites. For beef curry, orange chicken, and garlic shrimp, customers turn to the menu's Chinese page. For tacos, burritos, and fajitas, they flip to the Mexican section. And there's a whole American menu for those seeking star-spangled burgers and wings. The culinary cultures meet atop plates in the restaurant's signature Chinese Mexican burritos, which wrap up ingredients such as lemon chicken and sweet and sour sauce in south-of-the-border flavors.

15709 US Highway 160
Forsyth,
MO
US

When you order guacamole at Las Margaritas, you aren’t just asking for the avocado-based chip dip; you’re asking for a spectacle. That’s because the staff brings the entire guacamole-making production to your table, mashing together the ingredients in front of you and delivering the tasty concoction as freshly as if the kitchen had an avocado tree growing in the sink. This dedication to fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine sums up Las Margaritas, where chefs make salsas by hand daily and churn out favorites such as chimichangas, tacos, enchiladas, and burritos.

The menu also includes more innovative dishes, such as pork-and-pineapple-filled tacos and the camarones tocineta—cheese-stuffed shrimp that are wrapped in bacon and topped with a pork rind whittled into a bow. A chilly margarita quells any spicy main course and incorporates only natural ingredients to flavor its pomegranate, peach, mango, and pineapple varieties.

935 N Glenstone Ave
Springfield,
MO
US