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Best of Delaware 2011: Food and Restaurants: Ethnic: Mexican: La Tolteca in Wilmington: Dos Locos Fajita & Stone Grill in Rehoboth Beach: Mariachi Restaurant & Bar: Santa Fe Restaurant in Newark and Wilmington


Readers | Upstate

La Tolteca
4015 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-9477, authenticmex.com

Readers | Downstate


Dos Locos Fajita & Stone Grill
208 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3353, doslocos.com

Mariachi Restaurant & Bar
14 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-0115, mariachirehoboth.com


Santa Fe Restaurant
190 E. Main St., Newark, 369-2500
2006 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 425-5200, santafemexicangrill.net

It’s no glorified taco stand. Get authentic pozole or unusual offerings like crab nachos with creamy chipotle salsa. The molcajete is a delicious way to enjoy the now ubiquitous skirt steak. The atmosphere is contemporary, yet comfortable, and the deck in Wilmington rocks.