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Restaurant Spotlight: Tequila Grande

Tequila Grande is the ultimate fiesta in the middle of Vienna, offering authentic Mexican favorites. The vibrant colors and Spanish-style mural on the dining room wall will make guests feel like they have just stepped into a hacienda. The best part is patrons can enjoy Mexican cuisine without having to cross the border. Tequila Grande offers a varied menu, featuring burritos, creative vegetarian selections and a low-calorie spin on the classics. Restaurant

Tequila Grande is the ultimate fiesta in the middle of Vienna, offering authentic Mexican favorites. The vibrant colors and Spanish-style mural on the dining room wall will make guests feel like they have just stepped into a hacienda. The best part is patrons can enjoy Mexican cuisine without having to cross the border. Tequila Grande offers a varied menu, featuring burritos, creative vegetarian selections and a low-calorie spin on the classics.

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Tequila Grande (Photo: News-Press)

This writer recommends starting the evening with the Stuffed Jalapeños ($7.95). These poppers are stuffed with cheese and deep-fried, sure to spice up any evening, as well as please the stomach. Those who are looking for something with a little less kick can opt for the creamy Queso Dip ($5.95). This seasoned cheese dip is served with a basket of tortilla chips. And for those who want it all, sample some of Tequila Grande’s favorites with the Fiesta Sampler ($11.95), a taste of various classic appetizers, including Nachos, Beef Flautas, Chicken Flautas, Chicken Jalapeños and Chicken Fajita Quesadillas. It’s served with guacamole, sour cream and pico-de-gallo, the perfect starter to share with amigos.

Tequila Grande also serves up classic dishes for patrons to sink their teeth into. Diners can savor favorites like Chile Rellenos ($10.95) or the Tamale Platter ($10.95). Complete with burritos, chimichangas and enchiladas, this menu is full of choices for all. Tequila Grande also offers light and low-calorie selections, which are served with a dinner salad and a choice of dressing.

But those looking for a little something extra, try the Burrito Gordo ($9.95). This humongous tortilla is stuffed with ground beef, chicken, rice, black and refried beans, lettuce, cheese and cilantro and topped with salsa and cheese. Served with sour cream and guacamole, this burrito is sure to satisfy any burrito-lover’s craving.

Vegetarians can rest assured; they won’t be left out in the cold. The Santa Fe Burrito ($9.95) is a sure-fire hit. With its generous filling of black beans, refried beans, rice, peppers, mushrooms, onions, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato and cilantro, all rolled in a large spinach tortilla, it’s bound to make any veggie-lover happy. Patrons looking for more variety can sample the Vegetarian Combo ($10.95). This veggie platter includes a spinach and cheese Chile Relleno, Cheese and Onion Enchilada and a Bean Taco. It is served with Spanish rice, black beans and sour cream.

After dinner, customers can indulge themselves in a classic Mexican sweet treat, Sopapillas ($3.95). These puffs of fried bread are sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and topped with honey. This light and airy dessert is perfect for any sweet tooth. For something more indulgent, guests can savor the Fried Ice Cream ($3.95). This ice cream is flash-fried and topped with a choice of honey, strawberry, mango, raspberry or hot fudge.

Come in during the week for Power Hours, from 2:30 – 6 p.m. Unwind with Margaritas ($4), Tequila Shots ($2.50), Domestic Beers ($1.75), Dos Eqis ($2.50), Tacos ($1), Queso Dip ($2) or Nachos ($3). Tequila Grande is the perfect place to relax after a long day, without having to max out a credit card.

For those looking to make Tequila Grande part of a private fiesta, it also offers a full catering service and party platters.

Tequlila Grande

444 Maple Ave. W, Vienna, VA

tequilagrande.com • 703-255-5933

Hours:

Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, noon – 9 p.m.

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