For a city with a population just over 100,000, Midland, Texas offers a nice array of dining choices for those with finer tastes as well as someone looking for a grab-and-go lunch. Mexican food is no exception. Below is a short sampler of restaurants serving up good Mexican food at reasonable prices. In no particular order, and of my opinion only:
Most famous for their tortas, Mexican-style sandwiches, and their great selection of pastries. This local bakery and restaurant is very consistent in serving traditional Mexican food at reasonable prices. Besides tortas, the restaurant also offers burritos, tacos and other local favorites. The bakery offers preservative-free pastries baked fresh daily.
206 E. Florida, Midland, TX 79701
With three locations in Midland, Rosa’s Café is a local favorite for parents and teens alike. Seen by some as a local hangout, and others as a family tradition, Rosa’s, as it is affectionately referred to, serves up fresh tortillas, enchiladas, fajitas, tacos and other favorites. As far as being “real” Mexican food, that is largely up for debate. The food is more Tex-Mex, but it is undeniable that it is more than satisfying. For fast-food style Mexican food, the prices are a little steep, but it is still a local favorite serving up great food daily.
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
This casual family-style restaurant serves up some of the best Mexican food and a chips and salsa that should never end. Also offered are appetizers, soups, salads, healthy choices, grilled items, a “taco stand” to choose from a variety of different tacos selections and dessert. Some favorites to look out for are the chicken and sour cream enchiladas, empanadas, quesadillas, fajitas and pretty much anything off the grill.
4306 W. Loop 250 N., Midland, TX 79707
Jorge’s Mexican Cafe
Jorge’s, with two locations in Midland and one in Odessa, offers daily drink and lunch specials. Weekends also set up for early morning breakfast specials to be enjoyed.
There will be many who disagree, but for me, Jorge’s hands down has the best chicken enchiladas with green sauce. There is absolutely no comparison. The enchiladas alone put Jorge’s on my “best” list. A close second is their chile rellenos and fajitas.
With three convenient locations in Midland, Taco Villa is one of the best grab-and-go stops for great Mexican food. It’s cheap, it’s fast and it’s always good. The meat burritos are the one of life’s simpler pleasures. The tacos, fajita burritos, fried apple burritos and family pack meals never fail to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Located just outside of downtown Midland, Vickie’s Burritos is a like a hidden gem. Cheap and delicious, there is no better combination. The breakfast burritos are great in bacon or chorizo. A personal favorite is their steak, potato and cheese burritos. I can eat them for weeks on end.
406 N. Terrell St., Midland, TX(432)-686-7234