Opened in 2001, Chronic Tacos delivers generous portions of Mexican cuisine to customers across four states and in Canada. Derived from third-generation family recipes, the menu features a plethora of hunger-humbling options. Let finger tendrils coil around burritos ($5.99+), quesadillas ($5.99+), and tacos ($2.99)—available in carne asada, al pastor, pollo asada, carnitas, and vegetarian varieties—before depositing them in ravenous maws. Salsa is mixed daily with fresh vegetables, and chips are cooked in-house. Chronic Tacos opens at 9 a.m. to accommodate early-rising tortilla disciples by serving breakfast burritos, bowls, and tacos.
Zaba's Mexican Grill caters to south-of-the-border buffs with a blend of Mexican, South-Western, and Tex-Mex flavors. The friendly cooks prepare all menu items with fresh ingredients, including the made-from-scratch salsas, sauces, beans, and guacamole. The illustrious burrito swaddles meat, veggies or shrimp, along with sour cream, pinto or black beans, salsa, cheese, and lettuce with a cushiony whole-wheat or flour shell ($6.79 chicken; $6.99 steak/beef, $7.99 for grilled shrimp or fish) and the fish taco dishes out a taste of the Gulf, minus the essence of discarded five-irons, with lightly battered cod, fresh pico de gallo, homemade chipotle-ranch sauce, cabbage, and limes ($2.89 single). Most signature dishes have meatless siblings, including the vegetarian burrito ($5.99) and vegetarian salad ($6.29). Sweet potatoes, brown rice, and whole-wheat tortillas add to the healthy goodness.
Heaps of grilled steak, onions, mushrooms, and peppers arrive at the table still sizzling—just as fajitas should. With each dish at Fiesta Chips & Salsa, the cooks take pride in representing Mexican food classics. They mix mashed avocados, cilantro, tomatoes, and jalapenos to create guacamole and build tamales from scratch, wrapping them in corn husks with the gentle care of a mother swaddling her young. They also whip up favorites including hand-stuffed chili rellenos and shrimp sautéed in butter-garlic sauce. And during breakfast hours, they churn out such classics as huevos rancheros and fiesta chorizo skillets with fajita potatoes and scrambled eggs.
Following Baja Fresh’s ethos set in 1990 as a healthy take on fast food, never-frozen meats sizzle atop the grill before they're tucked into made-to-order tacos and burritos. Grilled corn and flour tortillas embrace fish, carnitas, chicken, and steak, and smoky queso fundido sidles onto nachos and into burritos. Between bites, chips scoop up salsa made from farm-fresh produce rather than poured out of a can or fabricated in a space-age replicator. A complimentary salsa bar ensures no mouthful goes unspiced, and guests can scoop up their favorites as they await their dine-in, takeout, or catering orders.
Chinita Mexican Grill offers diners Latin- and Asian-themed comforts that inspire relaxation and extended stays. A flickering outdoor fire pit acts as a beacon to passersby, signaling that chefs inside the restaurant's kitchen are preparing cuts of beef and wrapped eats dusted with Mexican and Asian spices. Earth-toned walls and floors bestow the dining room with rustic warmth, and deep reds and a gold full-service bar infuse the space with a fine-dining feel. The restaurant's menu emboldens these themes; camarones al mojo de ajo pair bold chipotle cream sauce and large sautéed shrimp with jasmine white rice, and chiles rellenos combine the flavor of Mexican-blend cheeses with fried egg.
A stone-laden entranceway lures hungry passersby into Agave's brightly colored interior, where diners match their appetites against a menu of Mexican classics and a drink selection teeming with 100% blue agave tequila. Reel in an order of fresh fish tacos with grilled tilapia, poblano pepper slaw, and salsa fresca ($13.95), or mouth-tackle the grilled rib-eye steak marinated with Negra Modelo and topped with caramelized onions and a portobello mushroom reduction ($26.95). For an audible crunch, guests sink their teeth into the golden crispy fried machaca beef burrito, which comes stuffed with shredded beef, fresh avocado, and is topped with melted mexican cheese ($14.95). Agave's margaritas are made with hand-squeezed limes and fresh seasonal fruits, and grant drinkers the liquid courage to belt karaoke songs at a nonkaraoke bar.