Mexican food restaurant

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Biscuits_and_Gravy
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After a couple of years in Waco it's time to find 'our place'. For reference when living in Flower Mound it was Christina's, a place we went to about twice a month. Requirement is free chips and salsa and an above adequate top shelf margarita.

Give me your best recommendation please. We live on the north side off Gholson Rd. so bonus if location is north of let's say 30th street.

Please don't say Ninfa's.
JDGorham
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El Conquistador is our family favorite. Location in Bellmead near the American Bank & location on Waco Dr. near New Road. Not sure about margarita rating.
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El Chico!

nvm
Biscuits_and_Gravy
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Thanks! We'll give it a try.
Griz
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Hecho En Waco. Thank me later.
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Griz said:

Hecho En Waco. Thank me later.

Man, I used to love Hecho. But, the last couple of times we went it has gone downhill. Old food on the wall, terrible service, warm beer.


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Griz said:

Hecho En Waco. Thank me later.


Thank you, been there several times and it's been inconsistent and way too many Silo visitors.
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JDGorham said:

El Conquistador is our family favorite. Location in Bellmead near the American Bank & location on Waco Dr. near New Road. Not sure about margarita rating.

I dine at El Con (west Waco) at least once a week. I think they are the tops in town for TexMex. The Gonzales family has been in business for 50+ years. What a great family success story!
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Not sure if this is up your alley, but our go-tos are (in descending order of hole in the wallness):

Lupitas
The Ranchito
Rufis Cocina

Edit: didn't see the margarita consideration. I can't help with that, unfortunately.
WacoKelly83
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Taqueria El Mexicano Grill in Bellmead (across I35 from Walmart) used to be really good. Some of the best margaritas. But I haven't been in years. Very much a dive but very good
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Just a suggestion ,taking your location into consideration...First, El Con has always been our family favorite..Great folks and great food...We've also found Abuelita's to be of consistently good quality..You can enjoy the scenic drive around Lake Shore Dr. back into town and reach Abuelita's just before you get to Bosque Blvd. It's in the strip center next to Auto Nation. ( Corner of N. Valley Mills Dr. and Bosque). Haven't been in a few months, but our last trip was very good..(food and drink) If you choose to try it, hope your experience is as good as ours has been.
SteamedHams
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Rufi's Cocina on 25th St. is the best Mexican in town. It's not Tex Mexy, it's more interior Mexican, but good lord almighty is it good.
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  • Best classic Tex-Mex in Waco is for sure Los Cucos.
  • Rufi's Cocina on 25th St. is best true Mexican food in town.
  • Best hole in the wall is El Crucero. Great breakfast burritos too.
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Rufi's, Ranchito, Abuelita's are all good choices.
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Biscuits_and_Gravy
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Thanks all! Great input, this will give us a good start on our search!
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El Con Bellmead is a family favorite..

Give El Mar a try.. they are on Valley Mills by Tractor Supply.

Went last week and it Was very enjoyable mexican seafood.
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RIP Siete Mares.
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Biscuits_and_Gravy said:


Please don't say Ninfa's.


One of if not the most overrated spots in Waco. They don't know what seasoning is on fajitas & their prices don't match the quality. One of those places people go when visiting from out of town because they simply don't know any better.
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CammoTX said:

RIP Siete Mares.
much love for this lost little Dutton treasure..
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el crucero for breakfast burrito. the best ever
Old300Bear
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Love Mi Casita on Hewitt Drive. No alcohol
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Old300Bear said:

Love Mi Casita on Hewitt Drive. No alcohol
shhhhhhhhh
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Yogi
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Hecho is great, but parking is bad right now with the AC under construction.

$13 margarita pitchers on Sundays, btw.

Also, try Abuelita's in the old Pancho's space at Valley Mills Drive and Bosque. They have some great quesadillas.
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4th and Inches said:

CammoTX said:

RIP Siete Mares.
much love for this lost little Dutton treasure..


The owner/chef of Siete Mares now operates Sergio's downtown Waco at 608 Austin. Much of the same menu but a shorter version. It is only open Friday and Saturday nights but is very good.
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74Bear said:

4th and Inches said:

CammoTX said:

RIP Siete Mares.
much love for this lost little Dutton treasure..


The owner/chef of Siete Mares now operates Sergio's downtown Waco at 608 Austin. Much of the same menu but a shorter version. It is only open Friday and Saturday nights but is very good.

Thanks for the update. He's got a great family. My daughter and one of his were great friends during their high school days.
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Old300Bear said:

Love Mi Casita on Hewitt Drive. No alcohol
BYOB or wine, though.
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Biscuits_and_Gravy said:

Thanks all! Great input, this will give us a good start on our search!
La Fiesta (Corner Valley Mills & Franklin) is pretty good Tex-Mex. I believe they still only allow you to have two margarita's due to alcohol content.

One of the negatives for me is about the place now is that they use to get their chips from Jesse's Tortilla factory (as did other restaurants in the area), but they had a fire while back and La Fiesta has been buying their chips from a different supplier.

Their salsa is hot enough to make my nose run sometimes. Love it.
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Coke Bear said:

Biscuits_and_Gravy said:

Thanks all! Great input, this will give us a good start on our search!
La Fiesta (Corner Valley Mills & Franklin) is pretty good Tex-Mex. I believe they still only allow you to have two margarita's due to alcohol content.

One of the negatives for me is about the place now is that they use to get their chips from Jesse's Tortilla factory (as did other restaurants in the area), but they had a fire while back and La Fiesta has been buying their chips from a different supplier.

Their salsa is hot enough to make my nose run sometimes. Love it.
I used to like LaFi, but their food quality is alarmingly subpar and has been for 10-15 years now.
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trey3216 said:

Coke Bear said:

Biscuits_and_Gravy said:

Thanks all! Great input, this will give us a good start on our search!
La Fiesta (Corner Valley Mills & Franklin) is pretty good Tex-Mex. I believe they still only allow you to have two margarita's due to alcohol content.

One of the negatives for me is about the place now is that they use to get their chips from Jesse's Tortilla factory (as did other restaurants in the area), but they had a fire while back and La Fiesta has been buying their chips from a different supplier.

Their salsa is hot enough to make my nose run sometimes. Love it.
I used to like LaFi, but their food quality is alarmingly subpar and has been for 10-15 years now.
this! Better than Ninfas for sure but honestly just meh & another place people go because they just don't know any better..

And any place that limits how many margs I can order is lame.
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Coke Bear said:

Old300Bear said:

Love Mi Casita on Hewitt Drive. No alcohol
BYOB or wine, though.
people drink wine with Mexican?
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T-REX said:

Coke Bear said:

Old300Bear said:

Love Mi Casita on Hewitt Drive. No alcohol
BYOB or wine, though.
people drink wine with Mexican?
Sangria, maybe?
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74Bear said:

4th and Inches said:

CammoTX said:

RIP Siete Mares.
much love for this lost little Dutton treasure..


The owner/chef of Siete Mares now operates Sergio's downtown Waco at 608 Austin. Much of the same menu but a shorter version. It is only open Friday and Saturday nights but is very good.

And a food truck, 1 block North the rest of the week. Siete Mares was a favorite after games at Floyd Casey.
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T-REX said:

Coke Bear said:

Old300Bear said:

Love Mi Casita on Hewitt Drive. No alcohol
BYOB or wine, though.
people drink wine with Mexican?
My wife doesn't care for beer. I bring her a bottle for her to have a glass or two.
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Coke Bear said:

T-REX said:

Coke Bear said:

Old300Bear said:

Love Mi Casita on Hewitt Drive. No alcohol
BYOB or wine, though.
people drink wine with Mexican?
My wife doesn't care for beer. I bring her a bottle for her to have a glass or two.
never drank beer at a Mexican spot b4. It's margs or water
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T-REX said:

Coke Bear said:

T-REX said:

Coke Bear said:

Old300Bear said:

Love Mi Casita on Hewitt Drive. No alcohol
BYOB or wine, though.
people drink wine with Mexican?
My wife doesn't care for beer. I bring her a bottle for her to have a glass or two.
never drank beer at a Mexican spot b4. It's margs or water
They're BYOB, but I'm not sure that they'd let me bring in a couple of pitchers of margs.
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