Like tributaries merging to form a mighty river of marinara sauce, three friends and lifelong Italian restaurant owners joined forces to create Uncle Frank's Italian Restaurant, bringing along their best recipes with them. They make their pizza and pasta sauces daily, slathering them onto doughy crusts bound for fire-crackling ovens where they transform into New York-style pies. They prepare proteins such as chicken in the gamut of Italian styles, slathering the poultry with mushrooms and wine to create a marsala or coating it with breading and parmesan cheese to produce a parmigiana.
Succulent steaks and seafood serve as the foundation of Acapulco Mexican Restaurant’s menu—an eye-watering read that also includes descriptions of housemade salsas, cheese-smothered burritos, and combination plates and lunch specials. Such combos unite multiple popular dishes on the same plate, highlighting anything from quail to charbroiled chicken to top-sirloin steak. The restaurant also gives diners the chance to spice things up with fried ice cream, a bold dessert that proves once and for all that there’s more than one way to skin a snowman.
At Hacienda Mexican Grill & Cantina, waiters ferry zesty entrees throughout the dining room and umbrella-shaded outdoor patio. Pico de gallo and guacamole accompany shrimp and steak quesadillas, and plates of fajitas are flanked by tortillas, rice, and beans. Flan, churros, and cocktails help top off each meal.
A mural of a skateboarder towers over Burrito Boarder's outdoor patio, reflecting the restaurant's fusion of freshly made Mexican fare with boarding culture. Inside, skateboards hang from the ceiling as cooks kick flip into an open prep area and customize Mexican favorites using organic and hormone-free ingredients. Guests draw up a blueprint for their entrees, starting with a style, such as a Burrito Bomb or a salad bowl, before constructing an edible edifice from fillings that include carne asada and achiote-marinated mahi-mahi. In addition to the quick-order fare—which also includes dips and soups—the kitchen serves up imported sodas and specialty beers.
The restaurant's dining area harmonizes with the kitchen's eco-friendly practices, surrounding visitors with reclaimed and recycled materials, making it more environmentally responsible than most animals, which are made of all new materials. Additionally, all of Burrito Boarder's cutlery is stamped from 100% corn-based materials, making it biodegradable.
El Zarape Mexican Restaurant sates cravings for bold, spicy flavors all week long with homemade fajitas, seafood, and desserts. The kitchen refuels empty stomachs with hearty burritos, taco salads, and vegetarian quesadillas. Rice and refried beans complement meals and bartenders blend sangrias and margaritas according to Zarape’s own recipes, discovered by playing Jimmy Buffet cassettes backward.
For three generations, Burritos Mexican Grill's culinary team has made its authentic Mexican food the same way: with fresh ingredients free of preservatives or anything from a can. The results include the restaurant's namesake burritos, which can be filled with ingredients such as lean ground beef, philly-cheesesteak fixings, or a medley of cauliflower, broccoli, and carrot. Mexican staples such as tamales, spicy shrimp tacos, and nachos smothered in beans, melted cheese, and cilantro round out the menu, which includes copious options for vegetarian and gluten-free diners.