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Great Mexican food often comes down to the quality of ingredients. And that’s a selling point at the Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurants.
From taco trucks to high-end dining, from chains to locally-owned establishments, from Tex-Mex to authentic regional cuisine, Green Country has a plethora of outstanding choices for Mexican dining. You don’t have to look far for a good meal of flavorful Mexican comfort food. If you want something special and unique, you should head to Jenks or Broken Arrow, and try the south-of-the-border delights of Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant.
Los Mariachis has been bringing its take on that cuisine to Tulsa since 2013. They moved to Broken Arrow in 2016 and opened up a second location in Jenks last year. The Broken Arrow location is a bright, open, welcoming space with colorful walls decorated with authentic Mexican touches. “The masks, they’re Mayan and Aztec,” says owner Christian Ramirez. “There’s also a Mayan calendar. We bring them from Guadalajara. I’ve got a friend there; that’s what he does. When he knew I was opening a restaurant, he sent them.”
The masks, calendar, and a trio of friendly lizards decorating the walls serve as a reminder of the culture that created the unique tastes and textures of Mexican cuisine.
“We’re family-owned and local,” says general manager Tod Korf. “We have a very diverse staff, ranging from 16-year-olds to college students to career servers. And a mix of ethnicity too. It’s great to get to know different people from different backgrounds. And we have a nice diverse menu that’s a mix of Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican dishes. We cater to all tastes. We have food for all walks of life.”
As enthusiastic as Korf is about the staff and menu, he’s even more proud of the service at Los Mariachis. “I’d put our service against anyone. Our servers are a great bunch, and the kitchen staff is extremely knowledgeable,” he says. It’s that combination of a great staff, a great menu, and great food that makes Los Mariachis such an excellent option for a quick lunch, a night out with family or friends, or snacks and margaritas.
One of the things that make Los Mariachis special is the homemade chorizo. The authentically seasoned chorizo brings a bright, fresh, and deliciously spicy bite to every dish it graces.
One of the most popular dishes is the restaurant’s namesake, Los Mariachis. The dish is comprised of grilled steak, chicken, and shrimp along with chorizo and onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes. It’s served alongside rice and beans, with lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo. This flavorful combo earns its spot as the signature dish.
A unique take on fajitas is La Hawaiiana. They take a half pineapple, cut out the insides, and cook it with your choice of steak, chicken, shrimp, or a combination. The meat is grilled alongside peppers, onions, and tomato and then served in the pineapple and covered with melted cheese. It’s a unique combination, and the pineapple adds a surprising tanginess to the familiar taste of fajitas.
A similar flavor profile can be found with the Quesadilla Tropicana. More than just cheese on a tortilla, the dish is topped with smoky bacon, steak, chicken, onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, and chunks of sweet and tangy pineapple, and then smothered with cheese.
The Burrito California is an over-sized treat. It’s a giant burrito filled with steak or chicken, rice, refried beans, and pico de gallo. Or for a spicier take on a burrito, try the Burrito el Bravo. Along with beef or chicken, this burrito is stuffed with chorizo and jalapenos, to give it an extra kick.
Sitting to the side of these burritos is a unique Mexican side: Papas a la Mexicana. “I’ve never seen these anywhere else,” says Korf. The sides are potatoes that are sliced and fried with special seasoning on top.
For seafood lovers, Los Mariachis has you covered. The Tilapia Dorado is a whole fried tilapia with special seasoning. If you like seafood to bite you back, check out the A la Diabla. Your choice of shrimp or tilapia is grilled perfectly and prepared with a spicy sauce.
If you enjoy authentic street tacos, you need to try Los Mariachis’ offering. You can have your tacos with grilled steak, chicken, pork, pastor (thinly sliced marinated pork), shrimp, or tilapia. They come topped with fresh cilantro and onion and with rice, beans, fiery salsa, and nopal (prickly pear).
For a plate full of delicious, savory proteins, try the Meat Trio. This generous platter offers up a chicken breast as well as tender beef tips covered in creamy queso. A kabob of shrimp, steak, chicken, and bacon, as well as peppers, tomatoes, and onions round out the trio.
Los Mariachis’ cocktail offerings are not-to-be-overlooked either. If you want to sample the tequilas, you can order a flight of shots. Besides a very nice selection of beers, tequila, and mezcal, there are tropical drinks and margaritas. On the rocks or frozen, the margaritas provide a tangy, sweet, or sour accompaniment to your meal. Best of all, they’re a bargain. A 16-ounce margarita is $4.99, the 22-ounce version is $8, and for $14 you can grab the Big Mamma (a 45-ounce goldfish bowl full of that frozen concoction).
Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
2534 E. Kenosha St. | Broken Arrow
11476 S. Union Ave. | Jenks
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