Mexican Restaurant Round-up
National Guacamole Day is September 16th. Will you spend the day analyzing recipes, chopping spices, and mashing avocados to create your own masterpiece at home? Or will you leave it all in the hands of the pros and go out to a restaurant? We know what choice we’ll be making. Here’s a round-up of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Waynesboro so you can eat your fill of guacamole (and other Mexican food) in style.
Looking to develop your culinary skills? Take a front row seat at Plaza Antigua and watch as your waiter prepares fresh guacamole right at your table! In addition to the delicious green dip, Plaza Antigua serves some of the best Mexican food in the area. Choose from street tacos, burritos, fajitas, bowls, combos, and more. There’s a dedicated kids’ menu and they often showcase live music and DJs in the outdoor dining area. Look for specials like Taco Tuesday, Burrito Wednesday or Nacho Thursday. And if you’d rather eat at home, you can download the app or use the convenient online ordering system.
A relative newcomer to the Waynesboro restaurant scene, Los Panchos offers delicious food and ingredients at affordable prices. The menu includes all your favorites as well as vegetarian selections and child-friendly fare. Try the tacos pastor, which are stuffed with steak, pineapple and flameda sauce or the especial la casa, made with grilled steak, chicken, cactus, onions and tomatoes. Check for special promotions on online orders and save room for a dessert like the amazing and creamy flan or tres leches.
Taqueria la Sobrasita earns a lot of praise for authentic Mexican dishes that have not been over-Americanized. There’s a huge menu of all your favorites made with fresh ingredients and lots of veggies. You’ll definitely want to order the fresh guacamole as an appetizer before diving into one of their delightful main dishes. Try the seafood soup (caldo de mariscos) or the huaraches, which can be prepared with pork, chicken, steak, or cow tongue fried in masa with beans, sauce, pico de gallo, cheese, and sour cream. Enjoy a pitcher of cold beer or a Mexican soda, and save room for sweet and crispy fried ice cream. Tucked behind a market, this casual gem offers indoor and outdoor dining spaces, a jukebox, and pool tables.
El Puerto's extensive menu includes all of your Mexican favorites cooked to perfection, but you might want to just go ahead and order one of their newest meals, the del mar platter, which features shrimp, scallops, and tilapia cooked with red and yellow peppers and plated with sides of rice, guacamole, salade, pico de gallo, and sour cream. Classic menu choices include the carnitas dinner, which has chunks of savory roasted pork that’s been seasoned with a secret spice blend and served over rice, beans, and guacamole. If you’re hoping for less meat, El Puerto’s has a vegetarian menu as well as a menu for kids that features smaller servings and food like chicken fingers for picky eaters. El Puerto’s serves beer, wine, and big, frosty margaritas.
It’s easy to drive past Alex’s Taco Truck, but you should definitely do a U-turn if you do. The small menu includes flavorful tacos, quesadillas, burritos, tamales served in the husk, or guaraches, all made with your choice of meats and with a side of regular or hot salsa. Order ahead (they can get busy) or at the window and enjoy the amazing smells of your dinner cooking. Eat at one of the picnic tables, carry your food home, or take advantage of nearby Constitution Park for a picnic.