The Unassuming Town In Nebraska That Has The Best Mexican Food Ever
Every town in Nebraska seems to have its own identity, its own fun characteristics that make it one of a kind. Lexington, in Dawson County, boasts the distinction of having what might be the highest concentration of fantastic Mexican restaurants in the state.
Lexington, in Dawson County, has a population of just over 10,000 and enough fantastic restaurants to keep everyone fed well.
With a large Hispanic population, Lexington does Mexican food especially well. Below - in no particular order - are some crowd favorites that keep people from Lexington and beyond coming back for more.
1. Los Arcos
Los Arcos opens at 10 a.m., meaning that you don't have to wait for dinnertime to get delicious tacos, flautas, burritos, fajitas, and all of your other favorites. Stop in for happy hour and sip some discounted drinks while you try to decide between all of the varied menu choices.
1108 N Adams St. Lexington, NE
2. Lo Mejor De Michoacan
This unassuming little place serves some of the best Mexican food you'll find here in the middle of the US...or anywhere else in the country. Visitors rave about everything on the menu, from the appetizers to the desserts and everything in between.
401 E Pacific St. Lexington, NE
3. Los Jalapeños
When you order your meal at Los Jalapeños, you'll be doing so from a handwritten picture menu on the wall. It's just the beginning of a fun, unique dining experience that you can't help but love. Pro tip: try the green sauce and the horchata - they're both incredible.
2003 Plum Creek Pkwy. Lexington, NE
4. Roos Taqueria
This little family-owned restaurant will remind you of Sunday dinner at Grandma's house (if you were lucky enough to grow up with a Mexican grandma). Don't expect a fancy dining experience, but do expect to discover some of the most authentic, lip-smacking food you'll find in Nebraska.
107 Cattlemens Dr. Lexington, NE
5. Taqueria Rosario's Foods
If you're looking for authentic Mexican street tacos, Rosario's is the place. These tiny tacos are so satisfying that you'll find yourself craving them every day - but there's also plenty more on the menu. You'll find some ingredients here that you won't find at most other Mexican places, including pork stomach, cow tongue, and cheek meat.
301 Cattlemens Dr. Lexington, NE
6. San Pedro Mexican Restaurant
Don't make the mistake of driving by this tiny building - it may not look like much from the outside, but it's full of terrific, authentic Mexican food. The prices are reasonable, the menu is varied, and the portions are big enough for a Midwestern appetite.
2307 Plum Creek Pkwy. Lexington, NE
7. Taqueria El Paisa
This little restaurant in a former drive-in not only serves delicious meals; it also offers a case full of freshly-baked Mexican goodies. The homemade tortillas are the star of the show when it comes to dinner, but really, everything is delicious and worth a try.
702 S Washington St. Lexington, NE
8. La Hacienda
Have a hard time deciding what to order when you visit a Mexican restaurant? Stop by La Hacienda for the lunch buffet and sample a little bit of everything. You can also order from the menu if you prefer to forgo the buffet experience.
601 N Grant St. Lexington, NE
How many of these delicious Mexican eateries in Lexington have you tried? Have we missed your favorite? Tell us about them in the comments!
If you don’t happen to be near Lexington, check out
21 of our favorite places to get great tacos all throughout Nebraska.
OnlyInYourState may earn compensation through affiliate links in this article.