Los Jalapenos cofounders Gustavo Salazar and Walter Eguez fill their menu with revamped family recipes from Mexico and South America. They marinate pork ribs with a tequila-based chipotle barbecue sauce, stuff shrimp in chimichangas, and serve the house special burrito with a side of cheese for dipping. Salazar and Eguez also put their own twist on American dishes, topping the southwest fiesta pizza with cheese dip, chicken, and pico de gallo and crafting a macho burger out of 10 layers—roughly the thickness of a college dorm-room mattress—including a beef patty, chicken breast, chorizo, bacon, and cheese dip.
Festive decor and a fun atmosphere heighten the other colorful accents at La Fogata Grill, where the chefs create tasty Mexican favorites. Guests can sip margaritas and Mexican beers while munching on authentic Mexican food such as enchiladas, tamales, and various seafood dishes.
The chefs at Senor Tequilas pay homage to traditional Mexican fare, crafting satisfying dishes such as mole-topped chicken enchiladas and crispy chimichangas. House specialties include the carnitas michoacan, morsels of slow-cooked pork served with flour tortillas, rice, refried beans, and pico de gallo. Staffers deliver lunch plates filled with the likes of pollo a la chipotle, which features grilled chicken simmered in a piquant chipotle sauce. The menu also offers more than 20 combination platters for diners who prefer to sample several items or test whether or not a taco will fit inside a chile relleno.
Diners can relax in cushioned booths with wood detailing and watch one of several televisions as servers pour cold draft beer and margaritas at the wooden bar.
The menu features Mexican staples such as tacos and fajitas side by side with American favorites such as pizza and cheeseburgers, proving that nothing unites differing factions like the gooey brotherhood of coagulated milk protein. Start the meal by plowing through a plate of gigantic nachos, a foot-tall mound of fresh seasoned tortilla chips, melted queso, shredded lettuce, jalapenos, sour cream, and tomatoes ($7.99). For an appetizing non-appetizer, order a pair of tacos that can be stuffed with barbacoa, carnitas, chorizo, or even seasoned gyro meat ($7.99–8.99). The southwestern burger (avocado, pepper jack cheese, and chipotle sauce on a half-pound patty; $7.99) and a spectrum of eight pizzas—heaped with toppings such as spicy shrimp, pesto chicken, and feta cheese—provide tasty north-of-the-border alternatives ($9.99).
Cuisine Type: Authentic Mexican
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: No
Pro Tip: Enjoy our delicious street tacos, burritos, and much more
Surrounded by the brightly colored furnishings of the cozy dining room, eating at El Tacoriendo feels like sitting down to a family meal. The diner, helmed by a husband and wife team, specializes in hearty portions of homestyle Mexican comfort food and traditional street tacos. Platters spill over with chilaquiles covered in homemade sauce or huevos rancheros for breakfast, or authentic Mexican favorites, such as fajitas served with a rainbow of bell peppers during lunch or dinner. To add a sweet note to meals, the kitchen whips up classic flan and keeps a handful of Mexican sodas, such as Jarritos and Sidral, on hand.
It's easy to forget where you are when you step into Casa Hacienda Grill. Vibrant ceramic tiles, murals of pastoral villages and women patting out tortillas, and adobe-textured archways create such a convincing portrait of Mexico that diners are liable to believe they've stumbled over the border. And all these colors and authentic touches spill onto the Grill's plates, too, tempting the senses with some of Mexico's most iconic flavors.
Complimentary chips and salsa kick things off with scoops of onions, cilantro, chili, and tomato?a spicy complement to a bowl of fruit-accented guacamole. The main course then unfolds with a mole-enchilada plate that features two tortillas stuffed with shredded chicken and smothered in a sweet-and-spicy mole sauce. To wash these down, Casa Hacienda, much like the best neighborhood lemonade stands, has 40 tequilas at its disposal, as well as Mexican import beers, specialty cocktails, and potent margaritas.