2017 Best of Topeka: El Mezcal

South-of-the-border dishes draw diners in

Best Mexican Restaurant

 

El Mezcal

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El Mezcal serves up margaritas like it’s nobody’s business — except their own.

The salt-rimmed drinks are among the reasons the restaurant continues to be a “Best of” when it comes to Topeka’s Mexican cuisine scene.

With two locations — ­511 S.W. Topeka Blvd. and 5301 S.W. 21st St. — El Mezcal’s tasty Mexican food and good service are always available.

Alex Martinez talks about El Mezcal, which was named Best Mexican Restaurant for 2017.

David Lopez, manager of the S.W. Topeka Boulevard location, said that restaurant has been serving the community for almost 15 years. The other dining establishment has been open for almost 20 years.

Lopez credits El Mezcal’s success to the popular margaritas, good food and friendly relationships the employees have with customers. The restaurants serve generous portions of their traditional Mexican food — burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and, of course, sopapillas for dessert.

Lopez said he would love to see another location open in the capital city, but so far there aren’t any plans for that to happen.

First runner-up: Margarita’s Jalisco Mexican Bar & Grill

Second runner-up: Jose Pepper’s Border Grill & Cantina

 

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