This year, mark your calendars for Thursday, September 16, 2021 to celebrate Mexican Independence Day or Dia de la Independencia was a fight to end 300 years of brutal class prejudice. Hidalgo’s speech to the people of Mexico on September 16, 1810 marked the beginning of the decade-long fight for independence from Spain. Today, it remains an important date to all Mexicans who celebrate it with fireworks, parties and parades. Here in the U.S. it’s a chance to celebrate the cuisine of our neighbors South of the Border.
Numerous Richmond area restaurants offering authentic cuisine from our neighbors to the south, often with family meal deals, as well as more Americanized twist on the dishes like:
•3 Machos Mexican Restaurant, 11521 Midlothian Turnpike
•Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant on Midlothian Turnpike
Mexicans and people of Mexican descent in Richmond offered their suggestions on Mexican-owned restaurants to take in the culinary customs and rich traditions and foods. All establishments, no matter how small, are taking precautions to keep workers and customers safe as well as offering curbside pick-up and takeout.
Thanks to dancer Miguel Perez, Sacred Heart Center executive director Tanya Gonzalez, Club Quince Teen & Quinceañera Boutique owner Olivia Limon and the members of the Mexicanos en Richmond Facebook page for spotlighting the best Richmond-area Mexican restaurants. This list is sure to help Richmond on the Cheap readers find out where to get authentic carnés y verduras para los (tacos, quesadilla, huaraches,y tortas), tacos, gorditas, quesadillas, burritos, sopes, huaraches, tostadas, tortas y mas. If you are not familiar with these dishes, then take this opportunity to explore these new foods. Enjoy!
•Abuelita’s Best comment: “They actually serve legit Mexican dishes just like what my mom cooks.”
6400 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23225,
•Tacos Doña Rosa – 6701 Jefferson Davis Highway, Richmond, VA 23237
•Taqueria Y Antojitos El Chido – 6715 Staples Mill Rd, Richmond, Virginia
•Taqueria Panchito, 6531 Midlothian Tpke, Richmond ·
•Casa Grande Mexican Restaurant, 3528 Pump Rd, Glen Allen, Virginia 23233
•La Victoria Tienda y Taqueria, 4309 Nine Mile Rd, Richmond, Virginia
•La Milpa, 6925 Hull St Rd, Richmond, Virginia
•Tacos Mexico, 4108 Jefferson Davis Hwy, , Richmond, Virginia 23234
•Taqueria La Rosa de Guadalupe, 3408 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond, Virginia
•La Guadalupa Tortilleria, 337 Broadrock Blvd
•Arco Iris Latino Market (restaurant at the back) 6445 Midlothian Turnpike
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