In 1981, Luchita Galindo and her son Jorge began Luchita's, a humble family endeavor that focuses on fresh, authentic dishes. Over the course of 30 years, the Galindo family has continued to grow along with their restaurant, which began as a 24-seat eatery and currently occupies three locations throughout the Cleveland area.
Luchita's chefs work to maintain the family's vision while constantly seeking out new flavors to add to the menu. Their specialties include authentically prepared meats and seafood, such as shredded chicken simmered in a smoky sauce (tinga de pollo), tender strips of marinated steak (carne asada), and shrimp saut?ed with potatoes, cactus, and poblano peppers (camarones borrachos). Chef Galindo also concocts vegetarian-friendly entrees, such as cheesy chiles rellenos, and tinkers with new recipes until?like a klutz unleashed on the stage of an awards show?he stumbles on a winner.
The chefs at Tres Potrillos are perfectly in tune with the dozens of Mexican dishes that have been enjoyed for generations. They pile pork, shrimp, and chorizo into big and extrabig burritos, top enchiladas with fresh green tomatillo sauce, and craft specialty tacos with wheat tortillas and avocado-cilantro sauce made in-house. If you're in the mood for steak, they've got it cooked with Jalisco-style sauce, grilled up with chicken, or buried in shrimp and melted cheese. To wash down feasts and to help you break the ice with all those balloon animals that show up for Kids Night Thursdays, the bartenders hand out daiquiris, sangria, margaritas, and Coronas.
When they made them move from La Piedad, Mexico to Aurora, the Hernandez and Alarcon families brought more than just their possessions; they brought their families’ entire repertoire of classic Mexican recipes. They prepare everything from classic burritos stuffed with meat or vegetables, to their own unique contributions such as grilled shrimp, scallops, and pineapple tossed in chipotle sauce. Most of their dishes come with Mexican rice, beans, and tortillas, and pair nicely with the sharp sweetness of their margaritas, which come by the glass or the pitcher.
At El Jalapenos, servers bustle between tables and through kitchen doors carrying plates of queso fundido, chicken fajitas, and carnitas. Here, armed with margaritas and overstuffed burritos, guests can savor a Mexican meal that's as relaxing as a nap underneath a warm tortilla blanket. Slice into carne asada or La Oaxaquena—grilled steak served with poblano peppers, bacon, ham, cheese, beans, and rice. Or, grab a tortilla filled with pork al pastor, stir-fried peppers, and refried beans. El Jalapeno has vegetarian options, too, including spinach enchiladas and cheese quesadillas.
Within Casa Del Rio's warm orange walls, chefs cobble together fresh meats, vegetables, and seafood to forge authentic Mexican lunch and dinner specialties. They douse shrimp in Diablo hot sauce, stuff flautas with shredded beef and chicken, or slice up grilled steak to accessorize with bacon, ham, and poblano peppers. Traditional and frozen margaritas drench adult palates, and a kids' menu entices tots with both Mexican and American classics. A kaleidoscope of colored tables scatters across the family-friendly dining room, which features vibrant artwork and rustic brick barrel vaults, and televisions above the bar entertain guests with sports games and newscasts acted out through interpretive dance.
For meat that's grilled to perfection, Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar serves delicious Latin American fare. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Bring your whole brood to Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. With plenty of room to go around, Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar also offers a private area perfect for large groups. For no extra charge, utilize Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar's free wifi. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Casual dining at its best, Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. You can also have Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar cater your next event.
Don't spend time circling the block — parking is available in a nearby lot, and valet is provided, if preferred.
Expect your bill at Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar to come in at around $30 per person.