At La Siesta, diners bathe in natural sunlight as brothers Francisco and Benjamin Guillen craft specialty soups, fajitas, and quesadillas made from traditional and ancient Mexican recipes. Each specialty dish on the menu is shaped by the restaurateurs’ expertise, which was born in their central highlands home of Guanajuato. Dishes include the Chiles en Nogada dinner and Aztec tortilla soup.
The imposing distance between Missouri and the Mexican border—a whopping 1,000 miles—doesn’t stop the chefs at Taqueria El Rodeo from transporting guests to the land of the hot sun. Within the casual café, they serve up generous burritos and nachos ramped up with zesty chorizo and steak or healthy veggies. The staff cooks every authentic Mexican dish with only fresh ingredients, and they welcome guests to imbibe Mexican or domestic beers and tangy fruit margaritas.
Though their cooking may take longer than a fast-food restaurant, Taqueria El Rodeo is so dedicated to making their fresh Mexican cuisine accessible that they’ve outfitted their eatery with a drive-through window, but you should only drive through it when it's open.
Simmering bowls of melted white queso dip melted with jalapeños give meals a spicy first act at Tequila Mexican Restaurant, leading the way for a collection of traditional Mexican entrees and margaritas. The kitchen provides descriptions of classic dishes so guests can decipher what makes up each combination platter, and chefs grill shrimp, steak, and chicken for fiery entree platters. The restaurant also helps guest decide how to pick their perfect margarita by explaining the flavor profiles of the five types of tequila as well as the forgotten sixth tequila, Pete Best.
Plates of queso fundido overflow with cheese and chorizo at tables around Chihuahua's Mexican Restaurant, where diners sip five types of refreshing margaritas. In the kitchen, cooks flip sizzling shrimp to include in savory quesadillas, or wrap jumbo shrimp in bacon to fill Juarez fajitas packed with bell peppers and onions.
The smell of sizzling Mexican dishes drifts through Chimi's Fresh-Mex's stucco walls, where 15 types of meat, seafood, and vegetarian chimichangas partner with rice and beans. Servers pour 21 premium tequilas into flavored margaritas, and pop bottle caps off of domestic and imported Mexican beers. Vibrant murals surround the bar and dining area's booths and tables, and an Old World fountain doles out water and relationship advice.