Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some Mexican specialties created right here in Tulsa. Here are a few of our top picks.
In addition to all the traditional favorites, this Tex-Mex cantina has several healthier options on its menu. Our favorite is the taco salad — a flour tortilla shell filled with lettuce and topped with cheddar cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo and your choice of chicken or beef ($8.79), or substitute fajita chicken or steak for an additional $2.29.
5966 S. Yale Ave., KingsPointe Village, 488-8800
Located downtown in the former Nelson’s Buffeteria space, this Mexican eatery uses fresh, local ingredients and eco-friendly practices. Try one of the restaurant’s many unique dishes, such as the roast beef wrap with roast beef, Gorgonzola cheese, spinach, caramelized onions and chipotle crema fresca for $6.49. Or opt for more traditional Mexican fare with the chicken burrito, a flour tortilla filled with blackened chicken, black beans, spinach, cheese, tomato onion relish and white queso, also $6.49.
514 S. Boston Ave., 582-1403
A Tulsa favorite for more than 25 years, this restaurant now has three locations. The mix-your-own salsa is a customer favorite, as is the chimichanga — a large flour tortilla filled with your choice of fajita steak or chicken ($9.99) or regular beef or chicken ($8.99), deep fried and served with rice and beans. Choose from Sonoran style, topped with green tomatillo sauce and sour cream, or enchilada style, topped with cheese or queso.
1304 E. 15th St., 587-4411; 8144 S. Lewis Ave., Suite A, 298-1570; 5320 S. Harvard Ave., 749-7755