La Cocina de Ana is located in the Zona Dorada of Mazatlan. This place specializes in a hearty and delicious buffet lunch. Types of food, in addition to local traditional favorites, rotate during the week, and the days Ana serves Chinese food, many will agree it is the best Chinese food in the city. They also offer takeout so you can enjoy Ana's delicious food for dinner as well. It is only open for a few hours each day, so make sure you show up before the food is gone!
Casper & Runyon's Nook is something of a local institution, the restaurant has a long tradition of serving up delicious burgers to hungry patrons for over seven decades. Bought by the two restaurateurs, the Nook still serves the original burgers for which it became so popular. The restaurant is small, but has a casual, relaxed vibe and is a great place to stop by for a bite and drink with friends. Wash down your burger with a cold beer from their selection. The restaurant stocks both bottled and on-tap varieties. Popular favorites include Mickey's Original Hamburger, Bacon Cheeseburger, Juicy Nook Burger and a side of home-made fries. For more information, visit the website.
Lotus is one of the most popular Vietnamese restaurants in the city. The curry chicken is scrumptious and one of the yummiest appetizers here is the cream-cheese wanton. The interiors are simple yet charming, it is bright and clean with modern decor. Dishes to try include the beef stew pho; the stir-fry beef with broccoli; and the chicken pad-thai (prepared with a Vietnamese twist.) Go ahead and treat yourself to a simply wonderful Asian meal.
Just off the Lumber Exchange Building's glorious two-story marble lobby rests this small eatery. Early risers come at opening for a quick breakfast of tasty pastries, muffins, coffee and juice. Be prepared for a worthwhile wait at lunch as the crowd lines up for what is perhaps the best gyro in town. Eat like a Greek god, digging into a generous pile of seasoned beef and lamb on a warm pita topped with a cool cucumber-yogurt sauce and a handful of lettuce and tomatoes. Get a garden-fresh tabbouleh to go with the fabulous two-fisted gyro sandwich and you have one delicious, healthy fast-food lunch. Soups, salads and deli sandwiches round out the menu.
Appetizing, reasonably priced and full of surprises, Birchwood Cafe is an excellent place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The atmosphere has an old-fashioned "take a load off and sit a spell" feel about it. The menu is on a blackboard as you enter, then place your order at the counter. The menu consists of mostly vegetarian and organic fare. Soup, salads, sandwiches, pasta and pizza are the mainstays. Desserts are too good to pass up, so save room. Juices, soft drinks and coffee are served.
If you're looking for traditional Mexican tortas, look no further than Manny’s Tortas. This amazing eatery is located inside Midtown Global Market and is regarded as one of the best places for tortas in the Twin Cities. Manuel Gonzalez, the owner, succeeds in refining Mexico City's favorite sandwich, the torta into a gourmet dish which appeals to both native Mexicans and Americans alike. The tortas at Manny's come loaded with cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, jalapenos, avocado, fried beans, chipotle pepper mayo, and diverse proteins like eggs, chicken, breaded steak, and Mexican sausage.