8 Utah Valley locations to get your Cinco de Mayo eats


Look out, Utah Valley, it’s Cinco de Mayo! And if you missed eating tacos on Tuesday, don’t worry because today is the perfect day to get your Mexican eats on.

Chow down on these eight great places and celebrate the culinary victories of Utah Valley.

Los Hermanos

Los Hermanos’ fajitas are a customer favorite.

This is a crowd favorite, as our readers picked Los Hermanos as their favorite traditional Mexican restaurant for the 2017 Best of Utah Valley. And by looking at their lengthy menu, it’s no surprise. (P.S. This downtown Provo restaurant has a brother location in Lindon, so there is no excuse if you don’t want to brave the downtown dinner rush traffic.)

Sweeto Burrito

Sweeto Burrito’s food truck roams Utah Valley to bring you unique eats. (Photo courtesy of Sweeto Burrito Facebook)

This one’s got a mean sucker punch. This luchador-inspired burrito shop in Orem kicks some serious burrito butt. Their creatively named burritos are also on wheels from their Provo-based food truck.

La Casita

La Casita in Springville is a crowd pleaser.

We are so jealous of Springville right now. La Casita is a Springville classic, as it has been kickin’ there for over 40 years. And this year, La Casita placed second on the Best of Utah Valley traditional Mexican food section. They have a fiesta of options of their menu from taquitos to salads to tacos to enchiladas.


Oteo is a Mexican restaurant located in Lindon. (Photo by Alisha Gallagher)

Listen up Lindon locals, this one is for you. Oteo in Lindon is a family-owned business with a menu refined to the best dishes. We hear from Mary Crafts-Homer’s restaurant review that the Beef Molote is a favorite.

Café Rio

Café Rio pork salad. Photo credit: @fitnessperks on Instagram

There are two kinds of Mexican food in the 2017 Best of Utah Valley, and Café Rio has claimed the title for best fresh Mexican restaurant for 2017. They are proud of their guacamole, and we are proud to have five Café Rio locations in Utah Valley!

Mi Racherito

Mi Rancherito combination dinner. (Photo courtesy of Mi Rancherito Facebook)

It’s a fiesta over at Mi Racherito. Their menu offers just about any Mexican dish you could dream of. And they have locations in Payson and Spanish Fork. Did we mention that they are on the 2017 Best of Utah Valley list for traditional Mexican food? Because they are.

El Azteca

These are called Thaichiladas. Yes, they are a fusion of Thai and Mexican cuisine. (Photo courtesy of El Azteca Facebook)

With two Utah Valley locations and over 50 years of authentic Mexican cooking, it’s no surprise their on the 2016 Best of Utah Valley list. El Azteca has been a Provo local since 1962! And here’s another reason to celebrate Cinco de Mayo: their Cinco de Mayo chimichanga special.

Costa Vida

Here’s something to celebrate: the Costa Vida raspberry chipotle chicken.

When you walk in, you might think you’re in a surf shop. But don’t let the beach decor and the surfer videos distract you from your quest for fresh Mexican food. If the beach-inspired atmosphere has made you crave something for summertime, their mango salsa will do the trick.


One Comment

  1. AvatarMarye Jane Reply

    So glad to see that La Casita was listed as one of your 8 places to eat for Cinco De Mayo…and I’m extra glad that it was listed above Cafe Rio (not a fan)….I’m sure there wasn’t an “order” to the list, but in any case, glad La Casita was toward the top!! I’ve been eating there for 35+ years!! THANKS!!

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