Tacos are one of life's perfect foods. You can get them soft or crunchy, with or without meat, spicy or mild, in any combination you like. Head to one of these great Mexican restaurants near our Springs Twin Cities communities the next time you're craving some South of the Border flavors.
If you can't find what you're looking for on El Loro's extensive menu, chances are you don't want it anyway. The appetizer list includes eight different types of nachos, including shrimp fajita and "chori" style with Mexican sausage. Lunch specials start at $7.99, while dinner combos begin at $11. Make your own plate from the a la carte choices of quesadillas, burritos, tacos, enchiladas and tostadas. Enjoy live mariachi music on weekends.
Taqueria La Hacienda has its roots in Mercado Central, the popular food court and gathering place in South Minneapolis. Its success prompted owners Maria and Miguel Zagal to open two more shops, including this location. Their signature item, the taco al pastore, features marinated pork on a soft corn tortilla with cilantro, onions and salsa. On weekends they offer the classic dishes posole, a stew of hominy corn and pork, and menudo, or tripe soup.
Food at Las Tortillas is known for its authentic flavors and seasonings. If you're feeling adventurous, try one of the fusion dishes such as Surfer Burrito, filled with steak, French fries, sour cream and Oaxaca cheese. Check out the all-you-can-eat Mexican buffet each Friday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The low price of $9.95 gets you endless servings of your favorites, including a make-your-own taco bar.
4. El Azteca 6670 - 150th St W, Apple Valley 4.4 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
El Azteca has been serving its traditional, fresh Mexican cuisine to the area for more than 12 years. Customers rave about the made-to-order tableside guacamole. Some of the dishes have a modern twist, such as the La Revolucion sliders and Pinã Loca, a grilled pineapple half topped with steak, chicken, peppers, onions and cheese. There are several vegetarian options as well as a kids' menu with Mexican and "gringo" meals.
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