Best Value: Papas & Beer is a large, lively Mexican restaurant which serves good to great food at incredibly reasonable prices. Families are often seen here, a testament to its fair pricing, but there is also a bar which offers a little more privacy. A favorite feature here is the salsa bar, which allows patrons to sample up to 10 different salsas in small, self-serve portions. They range from mild to hot and come in every color of the rainbow, from pumpkin to guacamole. But the best reason to go isn't even listed on the menu: it's a healthy, delicious dish called, simply, Pollo Loco: a chicken cutlet smothered in spinach, mushrooms, and cream sauce, and served with rice, beans and salad with guacamole dressing. It's priced well below $10 and is a huge plate of healthy food. You can't beat it. Papas & Beer also has large margaritas, all the traditional Mexican beers, and a good size menu.
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