South of the Border, 800 Oregon Street, is a colorful, eclectic restaurant serving up a full menu of Mexican food, including burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, fajitas and more. Try their chile verde, tender pork in a green tomatillo sauce. Savor the spicy camarones a la diabla, shrimp sautéed in red chile sauce with peppers, onions, zucchini and mushrooms. Or, sink your teeth into the burrito el oso (“the bear”), filled with chunks of steak, beans, rice, onions, cilantro and spicy chile de arbol salsa. Take advantage of lunch deals starting at just $5. The restaurant is also a popular spot for drinks. The talented bartenders working behind the 20-seat bar concoct an array of margaritas made with real fruit. South of the Border’s happy hour runs Monday to Friday, 2pm to 4pm and Sunday 4pm to 9pm and features half-price house margaritas and $1 off fruit margaritas.
At 715 N. Main Street, you’ll find Lara’s Tortilla Flats, the city’s oldest Mexican restaurant. Start with their made-from-scratch cornbread or cheesy tostadas. Then, savor a spicy chorizo burrito or Lara’s Cheese Crisp. Try their fish or shrimp tacos. Or, opt for the chile relleno, a stuffed poblano pepper covered in cheese. Wash it all down with a margarita, daiquiri, pina colada or mojito.
Located at 2070 S. Koeller Street, Durango’s Mexican Restaurant is located just off I-41, making it a convenient place to get Mexican. Their menu includes a wide range of Mexican specialties and offers a vegetarian section. They also feature fried ice cream as well as homemade flan.
At 700 N. Koeller Street, you’ll find La Cabana Mexican Grill, providing delicious Mexican cuisine. You’ll find a full menu that includes choripollo (grilled chicken breast topped with chorizo and Oaxaca cheese) and molcajete Veracruz (grilled shrimp, tilapia and scallops topped with green peppers, onions, cactus, pico de gallo and red adobo sauce). For desert, try their three-milk cake.
For more than a decade, La Mexicana Restaurant at 242 Wisconsin Street has been serving up mouthwatering Mexican specialties. Breakfast dishes, enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, seafood – they have it all. You can’t get more authentic than a tripe burrito, tongue quesadilla or a mojarra a la diabla (a whole fish with devil sauce). You need to try this great little restaurant.
Mario’s Place, located at 2505 Oregon Street, has recently been renamed Hermanas. But longtime fans of Mario’s need not worry – the restaurant will keep much of the old menu along with some new gourmet sandwiches. The back dining room will be converted into a coffeehouse where breakfast, muffins and cupcakes will be among the offerings. And, lunchtime diners will still find $5 lunches served from 10am to 2pm daily.
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