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Catering to the lunchtime crowd, Johnny Burrito (JB for short) is set up to crank out cheap, good Mexican food. The menu doesn't get past burritos and nacho salads, but if that wasn't what you wanted, then why did you come? Whatever you do get, don't let the speed with which it's produced fool you -- you will be satisfied. The restaurant closes early and isn't open on weekends, so go while you can. The website lets you fax in orders, and they'll deliver if you want at least 10 burritos.
Cantina 1511 is a wholesome Mexican food joint which offers much more than just plain tacos and melted cheese. Visit this place and gorge on some great Quesi Fundido, Red Snapper Veracruz or the Cuervo Gold Tequila Glazed Ribs. To add to the experience you can simply gulp any one of the 35 tequila varieties. It also has a complete catering service and they can definitely arrange a great Mexican party for you any day.
Shrimp, scallops, chicken, tuna and lobsters all wind their way inside Cabos' famous tacos. And if you couple the generous taco portions with salad then make sure you are genuinely hungry. The cream, white and blue decor, and high ceilings will make you feel like you are dining in a spacious room. In the "small stuff" section, go for the Martini Shrimp Slurry or Cabo Roll and in the "big stuff" indulge in the Rosarito Fajitas. Wash it all down with sweetened or unsweetened iced tea, coke, ginger ale or the several juices on offer.
Monterrey Mexican Restaurant, with locations both in University City and South Charlotte, gives Charlotteans the chance to enjoy truly pleasing Mexican fare at reasonable prices. Part of the restaurant's charm is in the fact that the food is actually regional, rather than the usual catch-all ingredients that only try please the blandest of palates. The portions are huge, and the excellent sangria and margaritas that you can order won't fail to wash it all down.