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La Escondida Mexican Grill

This is not a tiny portions and weird sauces kind of restaurant. This is a good ol' big-serving Mexican food joint. The inside is done up like an open patio, with a large fountain in the center of the tables. And the menu is full of great values, especially at lunchtime, when the very good taco platter -- two soft flour tacos filled with beef picadillo and frijoles refritos, served with rice and salad -- is cheap, and the Angus beef fajita plate is not much more expensive.
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday 11 a.m-9 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Sidewalk tables
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Extra Services: Banquet Facilities, Catering, Private-group dining
  • Takeout
  • Delivery