For casual cuisine that everyone will enjoy, stop by On The Border Mexican Grill for a Mexican-style menu in Miami's Kendale Lakes neighborhood. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — On The Border Mexican Grill has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Little guys and gals will also love dining at On The Border Mexican Grill, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). On The Border Mexican Grill is great for big groups, and guests favor its private room for important events. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. On The Border Mexican Grill offers patio seating in the warmer months.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on On The Border Mexican Grill's moderately priced fare.
Chef Z? Carlos Jim?nez's whole career is a balancing act. As a child growing up in Cuautia Morelos, Mexico, he spent his afternoons in a de facto apprenticeship in his grandmother's kitchen. He watched her roll handmade tortillas and tinker with spices before finding just the right blend to balance out her homespun dinners. As an adult, Chef Z? Carlos treats his own kitchen as a playground, paying homage to his grandmother's family recipes while fusing traditional Mexican street food and fine dining?a style he calls New Mexican Gourmet Cuisine.
The menu?complete with a touching epigraph to Meche, his grandmother?is a compendium of his attempts to blend the two worlds. On the haute end of the spectrum are dishes like the Nopales salad, brimming with pickled cactus and his own housemade vinagrette. Fish-and-shrimp tacos sprinkled with fresh cilantro hold down the street-food side of the culinary fort. Where the menu shines, though, is somewhere in the middle, with dishes such as the molcajetes?Spanish for "stone mortar." The upscale take on Mexican comfort food blends beef or shrimp in the eponymous stone dish along with the tastebud-tingling flavors of nopales, chorizo, and roasted tomato-tomatillo sauce.
You're immersed in the lively flavors and atmosphere of Mexico the minute you walk into Frida Mexican Restaurant. The bright pink walls?adorned with a painting of Frida Kahlo herself?mirror the spicy ingredients chefs use to season succulent cuts of carnitas, spit-roasted al pastor pork, and savory fish tacos. Chefs layer these meats atop tortillas for the house tacos, as well as on slices of fried masa huarache to create a hearty dish similar to a flatbread. For drinks, however, staff veer away from these spicy flavors in favor of cooling glasses of beer, thirst-quenching bottles of Jarritos, and beer cocktails. These can incorporate anything from a splash of lime juice and salt to a blend of hot sauces and shrimp reminiscent of a bloody mary.
Cinco Cantina & Tequila Bar's agave-savvy staff pours artisan tequilas at a bar softly lit by punched-tin lanterns. Duos or quartets of tasters sample three shots of blanco, anejo, and reposado tequilas crafted in small batches by respected distillers such as Don Julio and Tres Generaciones. Spiced chips surf creamy waves of classic guacamole between sips as patrons strain to overhear salsa-themed knock-knock jokes whispered by brightly colored masks on the walls.
For tasty Mexican fare, Miami's Pancheros Mexican Grill is hard to top. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Toast your evening out at Pancheros Mexican Grill with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. With its spacious interior, Pancheros Mexican Grill is a great choice for big groups and celebrations.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Pancheros Mexican Grill — it's strictly casual. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. Can't get enough of Pancheros Mexican Grill's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
You won't need to save up for a trip to Pancheros Mexican Grill — most meals cost less than $15.
When Latin House Burger & Taco Bar originated more than 20 years ago, it wasn’t even a house. Instead, Chef M and his wife, Bella, served their fusion of American and Latin cuisine from the window of one of Miami’s first food trucks, easily eclipsing the still-fledgling industry's typical fried fuzzy dice and mud-flap sandwiches. Nowadays, they've traded their wheels in for chairs, on which patrons sit before savoring plates of tacos, burritos, and tostadas with fillings ranging from cilantro-lime chicken to calamari. As a testament to the eatery's dual cultural influences, Latin House's burgers—usually cooked to a juicy medium-rare—dwell under taco-style toppings such as crema and avocado as well as traditional American accouterments such as bacon and cheese.