My Mexican Food Faves
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My Mexican Food Faves

Life without Mexican food is like, no life at all.

My Mexican Food Faves
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I enjoy a lot of different types of food. As of right now, my favorite cuisine is Mexican. It probably will be for awhile too, because Mexican food is very yummy. I typically do not order the same thing every time, because there are so many great options! Some of my frequent choices though are chimichangas, burrito bowl, and tacos. Any and all options are usually great. I have visited several Mexican restaurants over the course of my life, and it is really hard to pick which one is my favorite. Each one has specific things that stand out as positive, and some that are not so great. I will say however, that I had the best Mexican food in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I had a chicken enchilada with some red sauce on top. The red sauce was so spicy! However, it was definitely money well spent.

Las Trancas

This is a very popular restaurant back in Ripley, my hometown. I actually used to work here one summer as a hostess. I know some people have had bad experiences here, so it is understandable to be hesitant about eating here. However, my experiences have been rather positive. I think my favorite dish would be the shrimp fajita burrito. It's a chance to eat some shrimp that is not insanely expensive.

El Ranchito

This restaurant is located right next to the football stadium at Marshall University. A prime location for college students, and they have given really great discounts on certain days. The food is typically served fairly quick and I haven't been disappointed. I will say that their taco meat is a little dry for my taste. It still is not that bad though. Their salsa isn't as spicy for those who don't like spicy things.


This is another great choice that's fairly close to campus. I have gotten tacos and fajitas from here in the few times I've ate there. Everything was delicious, and the staff is so friendly. If I had to pick a favorite, this would probably be it.


The first time I ate at Chipotle was actually right before I started college at Marshall University. I had a chicken burrito bowl and really enjoyed it. I appreciated the fact that I was able to have a say in how much of what was being put in. I really wasn't into guacamole until about a year ago, but now I gotta say that Chipotle has some good guac. However, is $2 for a scoop on a bowl really necessary? I mean, yeah you get what you pay for but seriously? $2? The queso isn't bad. However, paying extra makes my wallet sad.


I actually tried Qdoba for the first time at a graduation party. I again got a burrito bowl and really liked it. Quest and guacamole were both great as well. Qdoba is actually where I tried guacamole at for the first time. The fact that queso and guacamole are both FREE makes my heart and wallet happy. I know several people that love Qdoba because of all the variety the menu has. I personally could care less if there are quesadillas or not on the menu. I'm sure that they are fantastic, but I stick with my bowl. I'm just basic I guess.

Taco Bell

I gotta add this one to the list, even if food critics might say otherwise. Taco Bell has always been a favorite of mine, even when I wasn't crazy about Mexican food, cause believe it or not that was a thing at one point. Taco Bell is cheap and a great place to go for a quick bite after work or to catch up with friends. I'm also open to trying different things there. I used to always get the same thing, but lately I've been switching it up.

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