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Your Answers: 5 favorite Mexican restaurants in Springfield
by aztca on 23 Jul | 0
AZ-T-CA Mexican Grill
By Jason Piscia, Digital Editor
Link to the article: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20150723/BLOGS/150729778
July 23, 2015 9 p.m.
When it’s time for tacos, burritos and other Mexican fare, what is the go-to place for Springfield residents? Here are our readers’ top answers, along with some of their delicious explanations.
1. AZ-T-CA Mexican Grill, 2753 Chatham Road
“AZ-T-CA is small, cozy and all-around friendly place to eat. They have great tasting food that is consistent, generous portions and service with a smile. Their Swiss Burrito dinner is my favorite dish, and their chips and salsa are always fresh and delicious. They offer good specials for special occasions, like Valentine’s Day or World Cup Soccer games.” — Heather Kimbler, Mount Auburn
“Their chicken enchiladas are delicious with the mouth-watering green sauce, avocado and flavorful chicken that tastes like it has been stewed with vegetables. Food comes to you HOT and fresh.” — Gale Myers, Springfield
2. Casa Real Cocina Mexicana, 301 North Grand Ave. W.
“They have a wonderful array of genuine Mexican food. Their service is excellent. And their restaurant has a unique ambiance to it. They are also take-out friendly which is nice for those times where you’re pressed for time and can’t eat-in.” — Joe Buchanan, Springfield
“It’s a cut above your normal Mexican fare in Springfield. Dishes are prepared with pride, fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and great top shelf margaritas. Mo premixes here!” — Hayley Treadway, Springfield
3. Xochimilco Authentic Mexican Restaurant, 2941 Iles Ave. and 3210 Northfield Drive
“My husband and I both like the fajita quesadilla, which other Mexican restaurants don’t offer. We can split one and both be sufficiently full when we leave, and we didn’t have to pay a big price for it.” — Bonnie Gaul, Springfield
“Staff is awesome, food is delicious and fast. Guacamole is fantastic and their specials allow me to try different dishes and a low cost.” — Jackie Matteson, Springfield
4. La Fiesta, 2830 Stevenson Drive
“La Fiesta has the best salsa and chips. I warn people when I take them there for the first time that their salsa is so good it will ruin all other salsa for you. They also have the best chicken fajitas in town. All others pale in comparison. Last but not least, make sure to try their cheese sauce. La Fiesta’s service is excellent and you can get in and out of there quick if you are going for lunch.” — Jennifer Hylton, Springfield
“Cheaper than most other Mexican restaurants. Servers always upbeat and a great environment, especially on holidays.” — Brandon Valerio, Springfield
5. Los Rancheros, 3458 Freedom Drive
“The have my favorite dishes (beef chimichanga, huevos con chorizo, and hard tacos) and they make them better than any other restaurants. Their chips are always fresh and warm and their cheese dip is PERFECT!” — Kelly Joyner, Springfield
“Being a California native, I’m used to authentic Mexican food, Los Rancheros is the one place I can take my Illinois-born husband to eat authentic food like I was raised on.” — Amanda Stone, Springfield