At El Paisano, it?s not uncommon to spot a baby in a giant sombrero or a mariachi serenading a diner with a tiny trumpet. This lively Mexican eatery bustles with color and energy from morning until nightfall?particularly on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, when it plays host to live mariachi performances. Attentive servers bustle about the bright dining room, toting complimentary chips and salsa and giant frozen margaritas. Colorful hanging lights illuminate the festive tablecloths and Mexican murals that stretch across the walls.
Meanwhile, in the kitchen, seasoned chefs fold meats and seafood into authentic Mexican specialties?from cheesy chicken chilaquiles to creamy lobster enchiladas. To craft their specialty parrillada dish, they sizzle Spanish-style sausage, grilled steak, chicken breast, and bacon-wrapped jumbo shrimp on a crackling skillet. For dessert, the chefs eschew lackluster meal enders such as cheesecake bought from the store or plastic crumpets borrowed from a child?s tea set in favor of flan, tres leches cake, and other authentically prepared regional specialties.
Designed to charge the senses and infuriate passing bulls, El Borracho's red walls evoke every aspect of Mexican culture and pop culture’s take on Mexico, featuring arched sconces stuffed with Catholic icons; pink nooks highlighting vintage photos; and bones, daggers, and matador portraits hanging from stripped wood panels. The décor keeps awkward silences in conversations to a minimum while adding spice to the sizzling menu. El Borracho serves its foodstuffs family-style, much like they do in authentic Mexican taquerias, only without the complimentary cactus massage. Tacos are available for $2.25–$2.75, while burritos and quesadilla go for $5 a pop. The restaurant provides the trimmings—such as cilantro, onion, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and refried beans—while the customer selects the carne, be it chicken, ground beef, carnitas, chupacabra, or chorizo. Milder palates can get their tacos gringo (flour tortilla, lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheese); true revolutionaries can get them Pancho (corn tortilla, cilantro, onion, and redistributed land).
Hacienda was founded in 1968 as one of the first Mexican restaurants in all of St. Louis. We are proud to offer a unique menu combining authentic Mexican fare with familiar favorites along with the best in service and one of the area's most unique and inviting atmospheres.
Don't forget the chips and salsa at this delicious gem! Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen is a spot serving tasty Mexican fare. Plan to indulge a bit at Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen's full bar to top off your meal. Eat out with the little ones at Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen, which offers great seating for large groups.
Casual dining at its best, Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Catering is also available if you'd like serve Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen's tasty dishes at your next party.
You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking.
You won't get sticker shock from your bill at Tortillaria Mexican Kitchen — prices are usually less than $15.
If you're leaning towards Mexican, swing by Chimichanga Mexican Restaurant for a mellow meal. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Chimichanga Mexican Restaurant's menu that can cater to your needs. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Chimichanga Mexican Restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Bring the whole clan to Chimichanga Mexican Restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Chimichanga Mexican Restaurant, which accommodates plenty of large groups. Chimichanga Mexican Restaurant offers patio seating in the warmer months.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's S Grand Blvd location.
Tabs at Chimichanga Mexican Restaurant almost never exceed $15, so it's a great low-cost option for any time. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.