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  • Writer's pictureBobby Wise

Family Fifteen: Mexican

The Corridor Family Fifteen is a collection of places in the Corridor where you can get the best of the best. This month, we are featuring the best places to get Mexican food in the Corridor - voted on by you!

01. Rio Burritos

5001 1st Ave SE Ste 104, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Rio Burritos in Cedar Rapids offers a tantalizing array of burrito options, from classic carne asada to adventurous vegetarian combinations, ensuring there’s something to satisfy every palate.

Why is it a favorite? “Authentic Mexican street food, great customer service.”

02. CaFé Tacuba

1006 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Cafe Tacuba in Cedar Rapids exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere, where vibrant murals adorn the walls and friendly staff create a welcoming environment for guests to enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine.

Why is it a favorite? “It has such a great vibe, the decor, the service I love that it has a dedicated breakfast menu.”

03. Estela’s Fresh Mex

Coralville 1810 N Coral St, Coralville, IA 52241

Iowa City 184 E Burlington St, Iowa City, IA 5224

Estela’s Fresh Mex in Iowa City prides itself on delivering vibrant and flavorful dishes made with the freshest ingredients, ensuring every bite bursts with authentic Mexican taste.

Why is it a favorite? “Fresh ingredients, friendly staff, best breakfast burritos in town!”

04. Andale Cantina Bar & Grill

780 Community Dr #1, North Liberty, IA & Coral Ridge Mall

At Andale Cantina Bar & Grill in North Liberty, exceptional service accompanies every meal, where they pride themselves on using the freshest ingredients to craft delicious and authentic Mexican dishes.

Why is it a favorite? “Service was fantastic, prices are very reasonable and the food was excellent...”

05. El Dorado Bar & Grill

112 2nd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

El Dorado Bar and Grill in Cedar Rapids stands out for its unbeatable combination of generous portions, and affordable prices, ensuring a satisfying dining experience for every customer.

Why is it a favorite? “Absolutely one of the top Mexican restaurants in town for food flavor quality and value.”


While the top 5 should be added to your list, these additional spots are worth checking out for your Mexican cravings!

06. Eva’s Mexican Restaurant in Marion

07. Mextizo in Cedar Rapids

08. 4 Hermanos Mexican Food in Hiawatha

09. La Cantina in Cedar Rapids & Marion

10. El Patrón Mexican Bar & Grill in North Liberty

11. Más Margaritas in Cedar Rapids

12. La Mexicana in Coralville

13. Lucita’s Diner in Cedar Rapids

14. El Bajio Mexican Restaurant in Cedar Rapids

15. El Paraiso Mexican Bar & Grill in Cedar Rapids (The favorite of Corridor Family Guide Founder, Dave Wise.)


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