By: Kary Askew
El Oasis, a food truck became a huge hit for locals who rated it number one in the local Mexican food category on urbanspoon.com. 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, 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, 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 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 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.