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5 Most Popular Plates to Order at a Mexican Restaurant

Whether you love Mexican food or you haven’t explored much cuisine from South of the Border, you might find yourself craving the diverse flavors and fresh dishes served up from the kitchen of your favorite Mexican restaurant. If you’re overwhelmed by the delicious choices on the menu, try out one of the popular dishes described here:


Enchiladas may feature meat, cheese, or vegetables wrapped in fresh flour or corn tortillas, slathered in a variety of sauces, and draped in melted cheese. They’re baked to perfection, and usually served alongside refried beans and Spanish rice, all garnished with a dollop of sour cream.

Tacos de Carne

Carne Asada is spiced and grilled steak, which will fill up corn or flour tortillas with Pico de Gallo, cheese, and guacamole in these classic tacos. Tacos are always a hit on Mexican restaurant menus, because they are so simple yet so delicious.

Chilis Rellenos

A Chili Relleno is a stuffed chili that’s roasted and seeded, filled to the brim with melty quesadilla cheese, dipped in a light batter and fried. The dish isn’t too spicy, but it may have some heat, depending on the type of chili.


If you want something you can eat with your hands, a burrito can delight your taste buds with your choice of meat, beans, cheese, and other fillings wrapped in a soft, warm, flour tortilla. For something extra special, you can order your burrito smothered in enchilada sauce and topped with cheese.

Mar y Tierra

Mar y Tierra is surf and turf with a twist. This dish features deliciously seasoned grilled prawns and Carne Asada for a filling plate that’s sure to satisfy.

To try out these and more tasty favorites from South of the Border, visit Vaqueros in Columbia Falls. Their kitchen has been serving authentic Mexican dishes for decades in a distinctive historic setting.

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