Best Mexican 2017

Reader Pick

Joe T. Garcia's

There is a reason Joe T’s line is typically long – its food is worth the wait. The menu is simple, but the portions are large, so you won’t leave hungry. You can also fill up on tortilla chips and homemade salsa and guacamole, or the green chile and cheese nachos, as appetizers.

2201 N. Commerce St.

Staff Pick

Tie: Rio Mambo and Revolver Taco Lounge

Rio Mambo’s menu features classic Tex-Mex dishes, as well as different beef, seafood and chicken platters, along with brunch. Try the Plato Campeon, which consists of a beef fajita, grilled chicken, shrimp however you like it, and pork shanks covered in a chipotle glaze.

Rio Mambo: 6125 SW Loop 820

Revolver Taco Lounge offers authentic tacos with options like carne asada, chorizo and octopus – yes, octopus – all served on soft corn tortillas that are made from scratch. They also have a buffet option of all-you-can-eat Mexican dishes, sides and tortillas from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

Revolver Taco Lounge: 2418 Forest Park Blvd.