People living in Monroe go to El Lago for Mexican food.Some might think that living in Monroe wouldn’t be a good place for finding great Mexican food. But that’s because they haven’t heard of El Lago Mexican Restaurant. Located in the Lake Tye Building, El Lago provides amazing, authentic Mexican cuisine along with lovely lakeside views.

El Lago is a great choice for either lunch or dinner. Lunch portions are a little smaller than dinner but still include favorites like enchiladas. Or try one of the famous chimichangas, which is a tortilla stuffed with your choice of ground or shredded beef, chicken, or pork, covered in cheese and fried, then served with guacamole, sour cream, rice and beans. Order pollo en mole to eat chicken as you never have before. A boneless chicken breast is served with mole, a uniquely tangy, sweet and spicy sauce, with salad, rice, and beans as well.

The fajitas at El Lago are one of their most popular dishes, and it’s easy to see why. There’s a plate of fajitas for every palate: steak, pork, chicken, shrimp, and even vegetarian. The sizzling plate is brought to the table, cooked with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and carrots, served with guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, rice and beans. And then there are the Hawaiian fajitas, which might just be El Lago’s most famous dish. In addition to the sizzling, savory meats and the flavorful veggies, the Hawaiian fajitas also have bacon and melted cheese. This is truly heaven on a plate.

El Lago offers weekly specials to everyone living in Monroe. Come in on Mondays for specially mixed and priced margaritas, and be sure to try the house margarita. On Taco Tuesdays, snag two crispy tacos for the price of one. Get a group of friends together to share the different tacos around, and you’ll soon discover new favorites.

Visit El Lago to see the full menu, read about the restaurant’s history and culinary inspirations, and make reservations.