Mexican food is known to be very rich in variety, flavour and colour. Mexican food is a combination of indigenous cultures as well as European cuisine elements that introduced themselves in the 1700’s. Mexican cuisine would not be considered so without the presence of corn, rice and beans in its dishes. Mexican food generously makes use of tamales, tortillas, squash and chilli peppers. All of these delicious treats can be found at the these STL restaurants offering Mexican dining and cuisine.
Mexican Food St. Louis
3 Margarita’s 314-326-4006 Fenton
Amigo’s Cantina 314-821-0877 South County
Amigo Joe’s 314-645-1995 The Hill
Azteca Mexican Grill 636-326-4949 Fenton
Cantina Loredo 314-725-2447 Clayton
Casa Juarez 314-317-9404 Maryland Heights
Catrina’s 618-692-5522 Edwardsville
Charro 314-256-7071 West County
Chavas Mexican 314-241-5503 Soulard
Club Taco 314-858-1488 Kirkwood
Espino’s 636-519-0044 Ellisville
Fort Taco 314-647-2391 Brentwood
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 314-968-TACO Crestwood
Las Fuentes 314-846-2041 South County
La Vallesana 314-776-4223 Cherokee Street
Lily’s Mexican 314-352-1894 South Kingshighway
Mi Ranchito 314-863-1880 University City
Mission Taco 314-858-8226 Soulard
Nachomama’s 314-961-9110 Central County
Nixta 314-889-9000 Tower Grove
Pueblo Solis 314-351-9000 St. Louis Hills
Ramon’s El Dorado 314-344-4465 Collinsville
Rosalita’s Cantina 314-621-2700 Downtown
Ruiz 314-838-3500 Florissant
Seoul Taco 314-863-1148 U City
Taco Buddha 314-502-9951 U City
Taco Circus 314-808-2050 South City
Taqueria El Torito 314-771-8648 Cherokee
Tower Tacos 314-762-0691 Cherokee
Yo Salsa 636-856-8444 Wentzville
When it comes to herbs and spices, chiles, cocoa, oregano, cinnamon, epazote and cilantro are some of the most frequently used in Mexican cuisine. Garlic, onions and honey are also rarely absent in many popular Mexican dishes. While to some extent, North America has been successful in authentically replicating many Mexican dishes, there are still some discrepancies that remain. For instance, hard-shelled tacos are more commonly seen in Mexican restaurants in St. Louis. In Mexico, tortillas or soft tacos are the traditional choice.
Mexican Restaurant St. Louis
While there is no shortage of Mexican St. Louis restaurants, the four states that border Mexico (California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico) along with other southwest states including Utah, Nevada and Colorado, have produced the largest number of Mexican restaurants. This can also be attributed to the large Mexican population that can be found within these said states.
Popular Dishes Found at St. Louis Mexican Restaurants
When it comes to appetizers, some of the most popular Mexican dishes include yellow rice, toasted grasshoppers seasoned with salt and lime, rice with lemon, Spanish rice, green rice, tortillas, meatball soup, salty bread, lentil beans, squash, meat or tomato flavoured pasta, noodles, guacamole, salsa, refried beans, Mexican sweet potato, black beans, broth, pinto beans, fruit salad, and noodles.
For main courses, some popular Mexican dishes include Mexican meatballs, arroz con pollo, burritos, chicharron, chicken soup, beef soup, tacos, taquitos, cheese soup, empanadas, tortas, shrimp soup, dried shrimp soup, ancas de rana al mojo de ajo, longaniza, menudo, meat and bean broth, seafood soup, tamales, chicken and vegetable soup, fritadas de camaron, chorizo, arroz con camarones, enchiladas, venison, nachos, picadillo, quesadillas, seafood cocktails, bistec a la Mexicana, chilpachole de jaiba, flautas, lengua, camrones al mojo de ajo, sandwiches, tortilla soup, octopus, stewed beef in spiced gravy, and grilled beef.
Mexico is also popular for producing some of the world’s yummiest deserts; including but not limited to rice with milk and sugar, coyotas, rosca de reyes, cajeta, dulce de leche, ice cream, pepitorias, empanadas, pan de muerto, champurrado, flan, tacuarines, pan dulce, Acambaro bread, pastel de tres leches, churros, popsicles, glorias, Carlota de limon, coricos, jamoncillos, pastel de queso, capirotada, platano, chongos zamoranos, biscochos, polvoron, cheesecake, obleas, and alegrias.
Coffee with cinnamon, hot chocolate, Mexican beer, soft drinks, pulque and tube are very popular drinks often served in St. Louis Mexican restaurants. Tequila is also a favourite in Mexican cuisine.