If you are looking for some authentic Mexican food, you might want to stop at a few restaurants located in and around Salem Ohio. Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant is located on State Street in Salem Ohio. One of the biggest restaurants in town, that offers a great menu. They offer a dine in and a carry out menu, with a variety of bar drinks. The California Burrito is the best for carry out. It includes a huge flour tortillo with either steak or chicken, filled with beans, rice, lettuce, tomato, guacamole, and pico de gallo covered with a cheese sauce. This is a must have for $8.99. You can eat it for lunch and dinner, that’s how big it is. Jalisco’s also has a children’s menu, a la carte, side dishes, combination platters, $4.99 daily lunch specials, and a vegetarian menu. They have a Mariachi Band once a month and they are open at 11am, Monday through Friday and Noon Saturday and Sunday. You will be waited on by the nicest staff around, and the place is a classy Mexican style restaurant. If you plan to visit Jalisco’s go to their website, www.jaliscosalem.com, and print out their $1 off coupon. Stay up late till 10pm through the week, 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday, or have a nice Sunday night dinner till 9pm.
About 14 miles west you can visit Don Poncho’s Tex Mex Cafe. A family owned Mexican restaurant known for the best authentic Tex Mex food. Don Poncho’s Tex Mex Cafe is located on State Street in Alliance Ohio, and has a great location. They provide a breakfast menu starting at 8am, lunch, and dinner menu till 10pm, closed on Mondays. There is a banquet room that accommodates up to 200 people called the “Fiesta Room”, for those who are having an employee get together, receptions, reunions, or you have a very large family gathering. You can have a catered event and a cash bar for all your dining needs. A stage is available with a dance floor to make your occasion special. If you like to shop before or after dining, you can check out their gift shop, which includes Mexican jewelry, Mexican blankets, hats and clothes, and many more. The Cafe offers a great menu for all patrons, which include authentic Mexican food, American food, a pick three menu for $6.95, a junior menu, sides, appetizers and desserts. If you like Margaritas, this is the place to go.. Don Poncho’s is well know for an excellent Margarita for $3.95 a glass or order it by the pitcher for $16.95. There’s also a variety of Mexican imported beers. The atmosphere is very conservative, pleasant, and all of Poncho’s children are available at any time to make sure your experience is memorable.