Richfield Readers' Choice: Best Mexican Restaurant

Where do you get your favorite Mexican dish?

Richfield Readers' Choice has returned with yet another contest for readers to weigh in on.

This week? Your choice for the best Mexican restaurant in town.

Choose from the following restaurants and if we're leaving one out, let us know in the comments section below:

Voting ends at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Your Richfield Patch editor will determine the Richfield Readers' Choice winner based on a combination of poll results and the number and enthusiasm of reader reviews in our Business Directory. We’ll announce the winner at noon Friday, April 27.


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David Haines April 16, 2012 at 09:47 PM
I think I am going to have to go out and eat some Mexican food for research this week!
ann delaney April 16, 2012 at 10:56 PM
I would say, next to Don Pablos, Cintias runs a close second. They were here before and I'm glad they're back. I vote for Cintias.
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) April 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Is that in Richfield? If so, where is it?
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) April 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Ha! That is not a bad idea! I've only sampled Don Pablos, personally, but I've heard good things about all the places. Let us know what you think!
Sam Thillen April 17, 2012 at 02:01 AM
El Tejaban! Excellent lunch special and happy hour! Recommend the enchiladas!
David Haines April 17, 2012 at 03:02 AM
With the large Latino population and diversity of Richfield, I hope that our community has a richer appreciation of Mexican food than fare from a corporate American Tex-Mex chain. No offense to anyone who works there or eats there, but it's boarder line Mexican food if you are being honest. They don't even call the food they serve "Mexican".
ann delaney April 17, 2012 at 08:03 AM
Cintias is next to Tailgate on Nicollet I'm not familiar with El Ranchito
Annie S. April 17, 2012 at 12:27 PM
I like Taqueria because no one knows about it. It's very good and very inexpensive. The two times I've been to El Tejaban - once the food was bad but good service and the other time was the opposite. Bottom line for me - Cintia's has some really good recipies and is just as close by - but if I really want authentic, just like Abuelita used to make latin inspired food, I'm hitting Lake Street.
Heather Manis April 17, 2012 at 08:53 PM
El Loros is GREAT Mexican Food. We have been going to Coon Rapids El Loros for 11 years. It is so good my husband has it tattooed on his forearm. They also have a great Blue Margaritta. If you go, say Hi to Carlos and Richardo! Two brothers who are waitstaff.
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) April 18, 2012 at 06:06 AM
Is that part of a chain? I know of one in Savage and Apple Valley with the same name. Tell you what, if they are the same, I will say those restaurants have the best cheese! It's like white cheddar or something and it's absolutely amazing.
David Haines April 19, 2012 at 01:44 PM
I'm glad to see that Don Pablos fell out of the lead...I was getting nervous about that for a few days. Glad my fellow citizens know what is up.
Linda Novak April 19, 2012 at 08:09 PM
It's actually just in Minneapolis
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) April 19, 2012 at 08:44 PM
BTW, I've heard from a couple people that they feel the need to go out and try before they vote, too! Don Pablos is quality, but those non-chain restaurants are equally so in general. I need to try a couple of these places myself!
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) April 19, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Oh yes! I know what you are talking about. I've never tried but I have heard good things! I'm getting hungry ...
Joe Hoover April 19, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Oh the irony that this poll is running on while the building that housed "Chi-Chi's" (JunBo) bites the dust. The mexican food Richfield has today is soooo much better (and more authentic) than back then. Don't forget the little grocery stores like El Jalapeno Market. Some of them have fantastic deli's and bakery's inside.
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) April 19, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Ohhhh. Another future contest should be either delicatessens or bakeries in town. Thanks for the idea Joe!


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