Though the family-oriented grill's atmosphere mostly recalls a comfy Mexican restaurant (down to the homemade chips and salsa greeting you at the table), the menu touts tastes from across the globe. Try the signature Hawaiian-style ribs ($13.99 half order, $24.99 whole) marinated and grilled in a secret-recipe Jack Daniel’s barbecue sauce, or take a Bavarian turn with the mett-n-kraut ($12.99), a German-style minced pork with sauerkraut on rye bread. Otherwise, opt for something more Italian such as the homemade meat or vegetarian lasagna ($12.99). Classic Tostado's burgers ($8.49) with your choice of toppings (including mushrooms, bacon, barbecue, and Swiss, Provolone, or American cheese) and reubens ($8.99) bring the around-the-world menu back home. True to its name, though, Tostado’s also serves up Mexican dishes that range from familiar burritos ($9.99–$11.99, depending on filling) and quesadillas ($9.99–$11.99) to the creative Mexican hot dog ($6.99), which comes with sour cream, mustard, and pico de gallo.
Begun by the Fuentes family, who traces their culinary roots to La Piedad, Mexico, El Toro Mexican Restaurant serves up time-tested Mexican dishes that range from tamales and chiles poblanos to chimichangas stuffed with beef tips. Their peppery fajitas can be made either with beef or with selections from the seafood menu, such as a combo of shrimp, crab, and tilapia. Patrons wash down their spicy medleys with drinks that include Dos Equis beer and specialty margaritas such as the Margarona, which adds Corona and acapella renditions of "My Sharona" to the classic beverage. The eatery surrounds its appetite-satisfying food with a similarly bright atmosphere, allowing diners to tear into burritos and tostadas amid sunny-yellow walls and colorful murals.
Cactus Pear's chefs manipulate fresh ingredients to conjure a menu brimming with seasonal Southwestern favorites hand-picked by faithful customers. Chicken enchiladas invite grilled chicken, peppers, and onions to camp out in a corn-tortilla sleeping bag festooned with melted cheese, lemon-infused sour cream, and the keys to a winnebago ($9.95 for one, $13.95 for two). Cutlery clinks above braised pork loin with pear-chipotle glaze ($15.95), and teeth tear into the flatiron steak decked with portobello mushrooms and onion straws ($18.95). Vegetarians can revel in the eggplant fajitas ($12.95) or the Aztec tofu sandwich, topped with watercress, tomato, and guacamole ($7.95), a handheld concoction flourishing with more greenery than a billionaire's wallet. Desserts, such as white-chocolate bread pudding ($6) and fried-ice-cream sundaes ($5), terminate meals with extreme deliciousness, and occasional live music, dancing, and events maintain entertainment levels.
Rincon Mexicano's resident tortilla technicians channel family recipes to bolster a menu of authentic Mexican dishes. Tune-up appetites with a prelude of house salsa or salsa verde before unlocking clenched jaws with the proper password⎯MichaelJordan&Baseball⎯to imbibe the burrito mexicano, which snuggles pork and vegetables in a flour-tortilla sleeping bag blanketed with cheese sauce. Chefs employ the aid of tender chicken breast smothered in house-made mole sauce to construct mole poblano, while seafood tacos unite shrimp and tilapia, affording diners the privilege of sampling seafaring flavors without the hassle of stealing a mermaid's lunchbox. Diners can enjoy their meals tucked cozily into dark-stained high-backed booths surrounding the original artwork that adorns the golden stucco walls.
"Cazadores" is Spanish for "hunters," so it's not surprising that the menu's entrees are divided by meat, allowing customers to easily find steak-, seafood-, or chicken-based dishes. Tortilla strips add crunch to salads and sopas, the latter of which finds shredded chicken enriching the flavor of chicken broth seasoned with hot peppers or pico de gallo. The entrees, though, sometimes find unique flavor from unexpected ingredients: for example, Enrique's tacos are layered with feta cheese and spicy cole slaw. Unlike at most hotels that advertise their breakfasts, Cazadores also serves breakfast, such as huevos rancheros piled atop corn tortillas.
Within Taqueria Maya's family-friendly confines, amiable servers help end tragic in-mouth flavor droughts with platters of authentic Mexican fare. Fork-wielding folks can rip into a combo dinner that unites one taco, two enchiladas, rice, and beans in hunger-busting harmony, and red-meat aficionados can tuck into protein-packed mouthfuls of the carne asada tacos laced with cilantro and onion. Lunch specials such as a large quesadilla or a pair of tamales sooth stomach rumbles and, like politicians eager to show their commitment to a healthy lifestyle, they publicly lie atop a bed of rice and beans. Taqueria Maya stocks Jarritos, a Mexican soft drink, in multiple flavors, providing diners with a thirst-quenching alternative to standing outside with their mouths open until a thunderstorm strikes.
El Picante Authentic Mexican Cuisine's packed menu boasts more than 100 options, including tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and other traditional Mexican favorites. Patrons can stop by between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for one of 35 lunch specials such as the taco lunch ($4.25) or a plate populated with a mushroom quesadilla, beef enchilada, and chalupa ($5.50). More than 10 seafood dinners get senses swimming with choices such as the salmon a la Mexicana ($12.99), and the steak and shrimp plate ($11.25) gets the land and sea on speaking terms in a massive wave of flavor. Guests can cool off their summer-seasoned palates with a margarita or cerveza from El Picante Authentic Mexican Cuisine's full bar before picking from 25 combo dinners, such as the beef burrito, enchilada, and tamale plate ($7.99), or the ever popular plate-bowl hybrid.