Lansing’s top 5 Mexican spots

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By: Kary Askew

El OasisEl Oasis, a food truck became a huge hit for locals who rated it number one in the local Mexican food category on Its colorfully painted exterior is hard to miss on the drive down Michigan Avenue and is a quick stop for those hungry and on-the-go. El Oasis serves a number of authentic Mexican foods–and fast.

Pablo's Panaderia

Pablo’s Panaderia located on 311 Grand River Ave.


Pablo’s Panaderia, famous for their “tortas,” a Mexican-style sandwich made of bread, onion, avocado, tomato, jalepeño and cheese, is a popular restaurant on the map of Old Town. Pablo’s, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is a colorful little place to grab a bite to eat.

Los Tres Amigos

Los Tres Amigos located on 107-109 E. Allegan St.



Los Tres Amigos, a colorful restaurant in downtown Lansing, welcomes visitors with its decorative charm and authentic Mexican aroma. This location, among many, makes it easy to explore the sights downtown and then stop in for a plentiful dinner.

El Azteco

El Azteco, located on 1016 W. Saginaw St.



El Azteco has a relaxing local bar atmosphere, with a hidden frenzy. Employees work quickly to put together orders for delivery and takeout. The hacienda-like structure creates an authentic homestyle feel, and the popularity of ordering out gives patrons to enjoy that atmosphere at home.


Jalepeños, located on 307 S. Washington Square




Jalepeños has been “a hot place to eat” since 1994, according to their restaurant website. The small restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch and is also located in downtown Lansing, only minutes away from the Capitol.

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