Mexican dishes both classic and newly invented sizzle on the signature plates at OK Patron Fajita Bar. The name OK Patron, which translates to "OK, boss," belies the restaurant's dedication to customer service. American specialties accompany the Mexican dishes featured on the lunch buffet each afternoon, along with chicken, steak, vegetable, shrimp, and scallop fajitas. Family recipes serve as the blueprint for dishes such as tortilla soup, which pairs crispy tortillas with garden vegetables, cheese, and a cure for the fear of soup.
Good Morning Holland's menu of morning and midday eats combines Mexican and American flavors. The western omelette tucks ham, onions, bell peppers, and cheese under an egg blanket ($6.50); sweetened milk soaks caramel-filled mexican pancakes ($4.25–$5.50); and powdered sugar snows atop the crests of coffee-cake french-toast sticks ($3.99–$5.50). Bring a piquant punch to the palate with traditional Mexican-style eggs and chilaquiles, deep-fried corn tortillas soaked in spicy sauces ($5.50–$7.50), or wrap hands around the burrito sancho, a tortilla purse filled with ground beef, chicken, refried beans, and more ($6.99).
Jesus Angel became a restaurateur by happenstance. Working for nearly 30 years in the auto industry, Jesus drew crowds of coworkers at lunchtime that clamored to sample the Guadalajara native's Mexican dishes. Intrigued, he hit the streets and toted his food to local festivals, steadily building a following that would propel him into a second career. Today, El Camino Real spans three locations across Northwest Ohio. In addition to the menu of dishes from his homeland, Jesus's restaurants draw patrons with citrusy margaritas, live mariachi bands on weekends, and patios and dining rooms decked out with Spanish tile work and atomic clocks set to the Mayan calendar. These features have earned El Camino Real a place on Toledo City Paper's Best of 2011 list.