Ormond Beach Restaurant Blog

4 Top Mexican Dishes for Dinner


When you’re going out for dinner, Mexican food is an obvious choice. It’s delicious, it’s affordable, and it’s healthy. Mexican food also offers a wide selection, ensuring that you don’t have to eat the same meal each time. Of course, there are some top favorites you’ll want to eat over and over again, because they’re just that good. Here we discuss the top 4 choices and what makes them so popular.

The Burrito

Everyone knows what a burrito is, but it’s difficult to recreate the taste and flavor at home. There’s just something about this dish that makes it so delicious when you order it from an authentic Mexican restaurant. If you think about it, the concept of a burrito isn’t even that exciting. After all, it’s a rolled-up tortilla that includes meat, vegetables, and sauce. In some cases, it’s topped with cheese, too. Of course, anyone who has ever had a burrito knows it’s not that simple.

The tortillas at your favorite Mexican restaurant are most likely homemade, which makes them taste very different from store-bought varieties. On the inside, you have your choice of ground beef, shredded beef, chicken, or pork. The meat is always cooked with delicate seasonings to make it taste just right. On the outside, there may be red sauce and cheese – or plenty of both.

At Agave, burritos come in different varieties, too. There are options without cheese, some with sour cream, and you can even have one that includes chocolate. Of course, that’s still not all. Burritos are traditionally served with rice (on the inside, as a side item, or both), beans, lettuce, and tomatoes. And all of this delicious food is satisfying and filling.


Fajitas are one of the most popular Mexican dishes in the United States. They include grilled chicken or steak, cut up in strips. These are served with grilled onions and bell peppers – in some restaurants, you’re even served the griddle they were cooked on. They also come with a side of rice and beans as well as sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole.

You can try to make fajitas at home, but it takes more than time and dedication to figure out how to make the meat taste just right. The secret is in marinating the meat in a special sauce ahead of time to bring out the characteristic flavors of this dish.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you should give our Chipotle fajitas a try. They come with raspberry Chipotle sauce. In addition to chicken and steak, you’re also served a handful of delicate shrimp with your meal.


Tortillas are the most versatile food. In Mexico, they take the place of bread, because you can eat almost anything in a tortilla. In our Mexican restaurant, you’ll find them in almost every dish. Tacos are basically fried tortillas – they can be of the flour or corn variety. When you order Tacos, you know they’ll have a hard, crunchy shell. These are then stuffed with your favorite ingredients, such as beef, chicken, beans, rice, and vegetables. They may also include cheese.

If you like tacos, then you probably also love chips with the queso dip. It’s like eating chips, only much better. Mexican chips aren’t as salty as regular chips, and their flavor is much enhanced by the seasonings used to make them from scratch. Of course, the queso dip only serves to make those chips even better. We bet you can’t eat just one.


Enchiladas are a rolled tortillas filled with meat and served with a chili sauce and cheese on top. Enchiladas can be made with flour or corn tortillas, too. This dish can be very spicy, so be careful when you order it. Additionally, the ingredients can vary widely, and at Agave Mexican Restaurant, we have quite a few different options to choose from.

For example, you might like to try out Enchiladas Durango. These are three different types of enchiladas in one dish. You’ll find one Mole filled with chicken – this includes peanut, chocolate, and guajillo (a type of mild pepper), one Chipotle with spinach and mushrooms, and one Tomatillo filled with cheese. This selection is served with rice, beans, and sour cream as well as lettuce and tomatoes.

Now that you know what to have for dinner. It’s time to take a look at our selection of drinks. Tequila or margaritas, anyone?