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Best Mexican in Richmond, VA?

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This might have been posted before but what is everyone's take on Mexican down here? I am a loyal Mexico Restaurant (arboretum) fan, and have been one for over 10 years! They have great food and it does not try to be something it's not-just tastes good! I like their Pollo Fiesta or California Burrito, amazing cheese dip and Flan too! I also like Cafe Ole and have heard about this place La Milapa (sp)? Has anyone been there?

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  1. Don Jose's used to be my favorite, but the original owner sold out, and opened Don Pepe's, a couple miles down the road (Hull St). So it's Don Pepe's for me now. Hot Tamale is good, too.

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    1. re: jeanmarieok

      I like Don Pepe's also. I also like Chicken Fiesta on Midlothian Tpke and Ciento Lindo on Forest Hill Avenue.

      I have been to La Milpa and love their tamales. There is a place on Midlothian east of Chippenham in the old Steak and Ale, I believe the name is Amigos and rumor has it they have great authentic Mexican, but I have not tried it.

      1. re: Janet from Richmond

        Don Pepe's is hit or miss. I love their enchiladas but their tamales are awful. Hot Tamale Cafe's food is very bland to me--even my spice-avoiding husband reaches for the hot sauce there. Amigos is great. Taco lenguas--tongue tacos, if you like that sort of thing--to die for and very reasonable prices, plus you can play pool. Southside's where it's at for good Mexican in Richmond between Amigos, La Milpa and Chicken Fiesta.

        1. re: MandalayVA

          I can't wait to try Amigos - sounds great!!!