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 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 St .Louis restaurants offering Mexican dining and cuisine.
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 morecommonly seen in Mexican food in America. In Mexico, tortillas or soft tacos are the traditional choice.
Mexican Food and Restaurants in St. Louis
|St. Louis Mexican Restaurants||Phone||Location|
| 3 Margarita’s
| Amigo Joe’s
Azteca Mexican Grill
| The Hill
| Cantina Loredo
Cha Cha Chow
|Chavas Mexican Restaurant||314-241-5503||Soulard|
|Fuzzy’s Taco Shop||314-968-Taco||South County|
|Las Fuentes||314-846-2041||South County|
|La Vallesana||314-776-4223||Cherokee Street|
|Lily’s Mexican Restaurant||314-352-1894||South Kingshighway|
|Mi Ranchito||314-863-1880||University City|
|Pueblo Solis||314-351-9000||St. Louis Hills|
|Ramon’s El Dorado||314-344-4465||Collinsville|
|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|
While there is no shortage of Mexican restaurants in St .Louis, 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.