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Rosita's Mexican Restaurant
1205 East Overland
Who would expect to find some of the best Mexican food anywhere in a small town on the Great Plains? The Sterns say they've never seen anything like Rosita's food in all of their travels across the Southwest. Everything is made from scratch when you order so expect a bit of a wait to get your meal. There's corn rolled in cheese, enchiladas, fabulous guacamole and hand-chopped pico de gallo. Michael raves about the incredible tortilla chips. Made fresh to order, golden wedges of corn tortillas emerge from the fryer puffy and airy (somewhat like a sopaipilla) with a crispy/chewy texture, and arrive piping hot at your table. Panchos, the house specialty, is similar to nachos - chips topped with frijoles, melted cheese, guacamole and jalapeno. But it's those amazing chips that take the dish into a category of its own, far above ordinary bar food nachos.