Mexican Restaurants in Virginia

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Tomstone Animation Art Gallery & Studios is already known as a monument to the golden age of animation; here, you'll find art and artifacts from some of America's most renowned animation houses. However, the people behind the gallery aren't just concerned with nurturing inner children's emotions; they also want them to eat right. So, they started Breakfast at Tomstone, an on-location diner serving up hearty morning repasts and classic lunch specials. From benedicts and pancakes to platters of chicken and waffles, guests won't have to look far to find something that will stick to their ribs.

228 North Lynnhaven Road
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

Salsaritas Fresh Cantina's dining-room walls—painted in lime green, electric orange, and other festive colors—echo the brightness of the fresh vegetables and salsas that complement each entree. Within this vibrant atmosphere, chefs tuck shrimp, chicken, and cheese into quesadillas, stuff burritos with shredded pork, and pair tortilla chips with bowls of guacamole, queso, and four varieties of salsa. They honor Mexico's 32nd state, Italy, by assembling pizzas festooned with vegetables and barbecued meat, and they also respect their guests’ dietary restrictions by providing detailed allergen information for all of their dishes.

1445 Sams Dr
Chesapeake,
VA
US

Springing from the mindparts of CEO and founder John Kunkel, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill combines the tasty flavor of Mexican fare with a dedication to healthy eating and responsible food sourcing. After cutting its teeth in the mean streets of Miami's South Beach, Lime Fresh spread its delicious message across the country, stuffing organic beans, colorful veggies, homemade salsas, and humanely raised meats into tortillas made from non-genetically-modified corn and flour. Chefs grill quesadillas, roll burritos, and sizzle fajitas before customers' eyes, and they can easily convert each item on the menu into a vegetarian-friendly feast or a makeshift futon. As guests content themselves with mouthfuls of flavorful tacos, fresh salads, and cheesy scoops of nachos, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill's dedicated staff works hard behind the scenes to build strong community relationships through contributions to local charities and nonprofits.

1101 S Joyce St
Arlington,
VA
US

Pasta served Cajun-style with crawfish and andouille sausage. A southwestern chorizo and black-bean sub. Steamed mussels wallowing in a Thai-style broth of lemongrass and green curry. Though these dishes hail from different global culinary traditions, they are united on Caliente’s menu by one shared feature: spice. The passion for all things piquant drives Caliente’s chefs to forgo focusing on one specific cuisine and instead look to the traditional recipes of various cultures to find the spiciest of eats. The kitchen buzzes with chefs architecting dishes from ingredients such as alligator fillet, lotus root, and fresh basil, infusing a zing into noshes via sauces forged from habanero peppers or the tears of a fire-breathing dragon.

2922 Park Ave
Richmond,
VA
US

Fresh and tasty Mexican fare free of preservatives, MSG, and mummy crumbs fills the menu at Pancho Villa. Start with a small serving of guacamole and chips ($3) or an avocado caesar salad ($6.25) to jar rusty stomach gears into action. Hang a fang on the super vegetarian burrito, a tightly wrapped torpedo of rice, beans, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, and salsa ($6.25), or dine on chile-verde chicken ($9.35), steak and prawn quesadillas with cheese and salsa ($10.50), or pollo asado ($9.95). For dessert, fluff out your cheeks with flan ($3.75) or a churro ($1.50).

137 Spotsylvania Mall
Fredericksburg,
VA
US

Jumbo shrimp sautéed with garlic-cream sauce. Pan-seared pork in a white-wine sauce. New york strip steak and quail. Many of the menu items at El Paraiso Tex-Mex Restaurant expand on the restaurant’s designation as a spicy, south-of-the-border-inspired eatery. There are plenty of staples, too, such as burritos, chimichangas, quesadillas, and enchiladas. Most come stuffed with vegetables, ground beef, shrimp, or chicken, and all feature a dollop of guacamole, a scoop of pico de gallo, or a troll’s spoonful of sour cream.

733 elden st
herndon,
VA
US