Mi Casa dishes up an authentic menu of Oaxacan and Veracruzian delicacies. Stretch out the stomach that’s on deck with a sip of strawberry or mango margarita ($4.25) as you dunk tortilla chips into an abyss of freshly made salsa. For a heartier helping, sink flavor-seeking fangs into the fish tacos, three soft tacos hugging grilled whitefish, lettuce, and pico de gallo on a bed of rice ($8.99), or try the enchiladas supremas stuffed with beef, chicken, cheese, and beans before being smothered in enchilada sauce and sour cream ($7.99). Reuniting land and sea, the mar y tierra entree showcases a sizzling skirt steak cloaked in shrimp and blanketed in butter and mushrooms, served alongside all the accoutrements ($9.99). Sit at a private booth and get an authentic tan from the eatery’s sunny yellow walls, or settle in at the Cubist style bar and trade solemn stories of gambling away the ownership to your guacamole gold mine.
Celebrating more than half a century in business, Tom's Drive-In sates speedy appetites with a multifarious menu of quality eats and prompt, courteous service. Swing by for the signature Tominator combo and have the flame-broiled quarter-pound burger patty with a slew of toppings saunter into the stomach alongside french fries and a regular soda ($4.59). Feed a whole household or a gaggle of orphaned condor hatchlings with a family pack, which includes six Works cheeseburgers topped with a choice of four unique sauces and paired with a box of fries ($9.19). While relaxing in a sleek, space-pod¬–styled booth and soaking in the retro décor, treat taste buds to an arctic blast of ice cream and chewy sweets ($2.50+) before driving off into the dim sunset or groping forward into a beaming eclipse.
Chefs at Mr. Taco stuff steak, seasoned pork, chicken, and beef tongue inside flour tortillas to make burritos, quesadillas, and, of course, tacos. But they really get to display their artistry when an order of sopes is placed, topping a small circular canvas with savory meats, sour cream, and cheese, the same way Monet painted his water lilies during his little-known salsa phase. Margaritas, beer, and fruit water help to wash down other fare such as stuffed peppers, grilled chicken, and enchiladas.
Third Street Diner is the place to start your morning with dinner and finish the evening with breakfast. Here, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available all day. Classic breakfasts such as buttermilk pancakes with eggs, bacon, and coffee are popular picks, along with homestyle dinners of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Pies, muffins, and other desserts are made fresh daily.