Our staff shares their guilty pleasures when it comes to local Mexican food

Photo by Caleb Condit & Rebecca Norden

We asked our staff for their favorite Mexican guilty-pleasure picks.

The fishbowl-size margaritas at Taqueria Mexico on Southwest Boulevard. They require two hands to pick up and are the perfect selfie opportunity. —Nicole Bradley

Although it’s not a Mexican restaurant, Brick House has the best fish tacos. They pair perfectly with a Moscow mule. —Sarah Perfect

Tacos El Mercadito in Lee’s Summit serves up tiny tacos al pastor sprinkled with cilantro, chopped onions and a side of bright green salsa. They’re perfect for a yummy meal on a busy day. —Julie Babcock

The lunch chimichanga special at Tequila Harry’s, right by our office. I like it with six Diet Coke refills and approximately thirty-five bowls of the spicy salsa. —Martin Cizmar

Chile con queso at Jalapeños in Brookside. The pleasure of this creamy Tex-Mex dip outweighs the shame. —Natalie Gallagher

Margaritas at Ponak’s—jet fuel! —Melanie Enderson

The Trailer Park tacos at Torchy’s, which come with fried chicken, green chiles, pico, cheese and poblano sauce. And, of course, I would like to “make it trashy” (top it with queso). —Katie Sloan

The Southwest Chicken tacos at On the Border. They’re topped with fried onion strings, grilled chicken, chile sauce and cheese. I like to top mine with salsa and rice. — Amijah Jackson

It’s pretty hard to pick, but I’d have to say the Chicken Avocado Enchilada at Cactus Grill is my all-time favorite when it comes to Mexican fare. Combined with their extra thin chips and a salt rocks premium margarita, this combo could easily be my choice for a last supper. —Kathy Boos

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