Eric Leon, owner and founder, has been wrapping enchiladas and simmering the spices of traditional Mexican cuisine since he was 12 years old. Now, he helms a team of chefs as they bury crispy chimichangas beneath mounds of melted cheese, serve heaps of shrimp and bell peppers in a still-sizzling skillet, and marinate chunks of chicken in a dark, chocolaty mole sauce. Authentic dishes such as these have earned San Jose Mexican Restaurant its spot as Columbia?s Best Mexican Restaurant according to Columbia Metropolitan readers. The eatery?s popularity also stems from the lively environs: the glow of TVs and video games flicker off brick walls, and occasional live music encourages syncopated chewing.
The English-style eatery boasts an attentive staff feting familial units and fans of comfort cuisine with a menu full of delectable sandwiches, burgers, salads, and more at three distinct and lively establishments. Devour a quintessential across-the-pond dish in portable form with the fish 'n' chips sandwich ($10.95) or shake hands with The Stranger ($6.99), which is actually just a Reuben you haven't met yet, packed with oven-roasted turkey breast, sauerkraut, melted swiss, and thousand-island dressing. The Sir Loin VIII ($9.49) dons a regal coat of sautéed onions across his 8-ounce center-cut meaty torso as he arrives on an open-faced chariot of texas toast. Herbivores hankering for historically delicious grub will delight in the Trojan Horse ($6.99)—a wrap designed to conceal an army of grilled seasonal vegetables and cheeses in a honey-garlic sauce—and adults in need of belly baby-sitting can dig into the D&D Daycare ($13.95), a medley of savory samples including boneless chicken bites, mini corn dogs, and mini cheeseburgers designed to elicit oversized grins of appreciation.
Let your mouth have a fiesta of its own at Chipotle Mexican Grill, a casual Mexican restaurant.
Gluten-sensitive diners can still find plenty of options on Chipotle Mexican Grill's menu, as can vegans.
With its kid-friendly vibe, Chipotle Mexican Grill is a great spot for families to chow down.
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Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Chipotle Mexican Grill's gorgeous patio.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Chipotle Mexican Grill to your next party or event.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Chipotle Mexican Grill makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Thrifty eaters will also love Chipotle Mexican Grill's prices, which are generally below $15.
With its open windows, nearby beach breezes, and airy wooden interior, Acme Cantina sets a laid-back atmosphere and island feel to reel in fresh surf-and-turf cuisine. Silently object to a shipmate's politically correct sea shanties by scoping out the varied menu, which includes savory dishes such as the shrimp n' grits ($12.99) and the mahi-mahi burrito ($8.25). Feel free to harvest the greens of the spiced-up cantina salad ($7.75 with chicken) or treat hitchhiking water-polo teams to a 30-piece wing order ($16.99) in a variety of flavors like buffalo, honey mustard, island jerk. Burgers, wraps, desserts, and breakfasts abound, as do a variety of tasty cocktails to sip as you take in televised athletic combat.
El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant brings the colors, smells, and flavors of a Mexican street festival into its dining room via a kitchen that churns out classic south-of-the-border dishes each day. Beneath orange walls flanked by mural scenes of rolling farmland, diners feast on menu selections that range from traditional carne asada with rice and beans to distinctive cheese steak burritos stuffed with sliced beef, grilled onions, and nacho cheese. To balance each zesty flavor, a full bar slings salt-rimmed margaritas, imported beers, and creative cocktails all day long. Meanwhile, karaoke engages ears every other Friday, while free Wi-Fi encourages mid-meal searches for the best way to throw a burrito in a perfect spiral.
The traditional Mexican cuisine at Fonda Rosalinda's sates appetites with fresh seafood, fragrant spices, and flavorful vegetarian dishes. Lunchtime starters such as the mexican-sausage-stuffed choriqueso cheese dip ($5.95) overflow with flavor, and entrees such as the pescado tacos ($9.50) brim with tender morsels of fresh sea bass. Carne asada en salsa de mole con callos y camarones ($10.95) combines a grilled steak with scallops and shrimp blanketed in a mole sauce and painstakingly placed diacritic marks. Dinner diners can sample the carne asada con camarones, callos, calamares y nopales ($24.95), which covers a platter of grilled rib eye with shrimp, scallops, and cactus, or taste the chili relleno de carne o queso al mango ($12.50), which stuffs poblano peppers with beef or cheese before drizzling them in mango sauce.