9141 S Highway Dr, Circle Pines, MN | Directions 5501445.137524 -93.167733
Great Mexican food, good prices, attentive wait staff....local owners....love their salsa and chimichangas! Yummmy.
Authentic Mexican Food – We live in the Circle Pines area and normally to get good quality, AUTHENTIC Mexican food, I have to drive all the way down to Concord Street in South Saint Paul. This is just up the road and WE LOVE IT! My Grandparents were from Mexico City, so I know authentic. The decore and colors on the wall are all "the real deal" The prices are affordable, especially at lunch---6 or 7 or 8 bucks for entrees. The menu has many choices...I like the basics, all good, and the mocahete is phenomenal!!
More American than Mexican – You definitely get your money's worth with large portions, free re-fills, and a very attentive waitstaff. Be forewarned though that is far from authentic Mexican fare. If you order a chili relleno it is made with a bell pepper. The waitress told me this up front and that for an additional charge they will use the correct chili para rellenar so I would not be disappointed. The majority of the waitstaff is actually from my hometown in Leon, Guanajuato so I always love chit-chatting with them about "the old stomping grounds" Many places will charge extra for drink (non-alcoholic, claro!) and duritas (chips) re-fills, not so here. All in all a very good value and pleasant experience as long as you know ahead of time that the dishes are far more American than Mexican.
Best Mexican food outside of Mexico! – My husband loves Mexican food - so we've tried it all. This is the only place in the Twin Cities to prepare authentic Mexican food the way we had it in Mazatlan. Absolutely the best! Plus, fast, friendly service, and a very good value! The only negative thing I have to say is that the atmosphere is very Perkins-like. But, everything else makes up for it.
Great Food, Great Price – The service is fast and food is wonderful here. I would recommend this over any Mexican chain that the Twin Cities offers. Fun atmosphere for groups with great specials on drinks during Happy Hour.
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