Fresh ingredients flourish at Mi Casa Bar & Grill, where a range of authentic Mexican comestibles eagerly awaits hungry patrons atop diverse buffet tables. Just as a new sun is manufactured and slingshotted skyward by Buzz Aldrin each day, so too are Mi Casa's zesty salsas blended, its corn tortillas fried and lightly salted, and its array of succulent meats marinated fresh and cooked to perfection before manifesting the daily all-you-can-eat buffet. Dinner diners may sample the flavors of the evening smorgasbord ($8.49 Monday through Sunday), which entices taste buds with fresh pico de gallo, creamy guacamole, and a variety of tortilla-wrapped riddles. A cilantro-laden lunch wagon ($6.49 Monday through Friday) groans under the weight of spicy fajitas, saucy enchiladas, and piquant hot wings, showing respect and plate space to mingle with simpler, heartier rice-and-beans selections. Quench the fiery thirst of your buffet-filled belly with a Coke product ($1.29) or a Jarritos ($1.98).
Employed by Oprah Winfrey for seven years, El Reposo head chef Jorge Boyzo crafts genuine Mexican dishes from local ingredients, brandishing the bold and diverse flavors of his native country in each serving. The original chimichanga is a champion swaddler of succulent sustenance, enveloping cheese-soaked morsels of steak or chicken in a 12-inch flour tortilla and boasting sides of rice and a crispy tortilla bowl of lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and guacamole ($9.75). Seafood savants can satiate maritime munchies with tilapia poblana, a spleen-warming fish filet butterfly-stroking in poblano-pepper sauce and sporting a frock of Tex-Mex vegetables ($9.95). Voracious herbivores ready to graze on the taco-seasoned tassels of passing mariachi can satiate their hunger with a cheese or bean enchilada served with rice, beans, and salad ($7.99). Cool down tepid tongues scorched from spicy dishes with one of El Reposo’s illustrious frozen margaritas, available in peach, pomegranate, and guava incarnations.
Los Amigos treats diners to authentic Mexican fare made from quality ingredients in a lively, family-friendly setting. With different specials gracing the menu each day, Los Amigos’ wide variety of burritos, tacos, fajitas, and more promises tongue-pleasing taste explosions for the whole family. Kids eat for free during tyke-centric events such as Los Amigos’ character dinners when fictional celebs along the lines of SpongeBob, Pocahontas, and Dora the Explorer schmooze with miniature adults, affording parents the chance to sip tangy margaritas and hoppy beers without having to tie someone’s shoe or explain the electoral college.
Catina Tortilla Grill imports south-of-the-border spice to three locations where sandwiches, platters, and tacos run rampant on an authentic menu of Mexican fare. Patrons cluster like teens with magnetically charged headgear around rough-hewn wooden tables, which are dispersed amid exposed brick and colorful paintings drenched in natural light. Classics include signature garlic home fries and molletes, which combine melted chihuahua cheese and pico de gallo with refried beans. Creative twists also pervade globally-inspired starters, including a house-made guacamole accompanied by one intimidatingly giant but herbivorous tortilla chip.
Lined with lively Mexican tiles, The Border's alluring front door welcomes patrons to a spacious, two-story dining fortress filled with the aroma of authentic Mexican cuisine and enough spectral colors to build several dozen rainbows. Diners seated at a table, in a brightly painted booth, or underneath one of the bar's plush stools enjoy classic dishes such as crisp tacos, hearty burritos, and sizzling fajitas. Cool sips of a margarita, some sangria, or a draft or bottled beer hydrate throats parched from proclaiming the true meaning of the framed photos and art peppering The Border's vibrant walls. When the weather isn't too frightful, guests can enjoy their comestibles outdoors on the fully shaded patio or in a partially shaded area enclosed by mural-decorated walls. The Border also hosts weekly events, including trivia on Monday and karaoke on Thursday.
Roberto's appeases weekday appetites with fresh, handmade Mexican meals. The restaurant's extensive menu is teeming with a diverse selection of south-of-the-border eats, mouthwateringly bookended with the guest-favorite guacamole ($1.99 small; $3.99 large) and finishing with crispy, golden brown sopapillas ($2.99). Sink veggie-loving teeth into chilies rellenos, poblanos stuffed with melted cheese, fried in egg batter, and tastily trebucheted onto waiting taste buds ($6.50). The el matador chicken dinner dresses itself in buttery batter, Spanish sauce, and melted cheese ($8.29) and crunchy corn chapulas dream of tummy vacations under comforters of refried beans, ground beef, guacamole, and shredded cheese ($6.99).