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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017, 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$11 - $12
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

APPETIZERS
Queso Flameado
A skillet of melted Jack cheese topped with your choice of fajita beef or chicken, sautéed in garlic butter with onions and bell peppers, finished with melted Jack cheese and served with flour tortillas
USD 13.99
Esparza's Appetizer Platter
A great choice to share with your friends before your meal — a tasty combination of the following — four Chicken Taquitos — four Chicken Ratones — four Chicken Flautas — four Beef Quesadillas with chili con queso and guacamole
USD 23.99
Half Platter USD 15.99
Fried Avocado
A deep-fried avocado stuffed with cheese and your choice of beef brisket meat or shredded chicken
USD 10.99
Tortilla Soup
Made fresh in-house daily; diced chicken and vegetables in a tasty chicken broth, covered in tortilla strips and Jack cheese, topped with an avocado slice
USD 5.99
Quesadillas
Grilled flour tortillas filled with refried beans, Jack cheese, and your choice of beef taco meat or shredded chicken, served with guacamole and sour cream
USD 11.99
Con Queso Dip
Traditional Mexican cheese dip, perfect when served with our fresh fried tortilla chips
Small USD 6.99
Large USD 9.99
Guacamole
Our fresh guacamole is great with fried tortilla chips or is an excellent accompaniment to any of our Mexican dishes
Small USD 6.99
Large USD 9.99
Chicken Ratones
Six pickled jalapenos stuffed with shredded chicken, dipped in our special egg batter and fried golden-brown, served with chili con queso
USD 11.99
Shrimp Ratones
Six pickled jalapenos stuffed with a savory blend of shrimp and Jack cheese, dipped in our special egg batter and fried golden-brown, served with chili con queso
USD 12.99
Fajita Quesadillas
Grilled flour tortillas filled with refried beans, Jack cheese and your choice of fajita beef or chicken, served with guacamole and sour cream
USD 14.99
NACHOS
Crazy Combo Nachos
Crispy tortilla chips topped with seasoned beef, refried beans, American cheese, guacamole and sour cream
Small USD 9.99
Large USD 11.99
Southwestern Nachos
Fried flour tortilla chips topped with refried beans, onions, tomatoes, your choice of grilled chicken or beef and a blend of melted cheeses
Small USD 10.99
Large USD 12.99
Sour Cream Chicken Nachos
Fresh fried tortillas topped with our sour cream, chicken and melted Jack cheese
Small USD 8.99
Large USD 10.99
Meat and Cheese Nachos
Fresh fried tortilla chips topped with beef taco meat and melted American cheese
Small USD 7.99
Large USD 9.99
Bean and Cheese Nachos
Our crispy tortilla chips topped with refried beans and melted American cheese
Small USD 7.99
Large USD 9.99
Fajita Nachos
Tortilla chips topped with refried beans, melted cheese, your choice of fajita-seasoned chicken or beef, and guacamole
Small USD 11.99
Large USD 13.99
ESPARZA'S SPECIALTIES
Chimichanga
A large flour tortilla stuffed with your choice of beef or chicken and refried beans, then deep-fried golden-brown and covered with Ranchera sauce and melted cheese, served with rice, beans, guacamole and sour cream
USD 14.99
Pollo Monterey
Grilled chicken breast topped with melted Jack cheese and sour cream sauce, served with rice, beans and guacamole
USD 13.99
Pollo Poblano
Grilled chicken breast topped with slices of poblano pepper, creamy Jack cheese and Ranchera sauce, served with rice, beans, guacamole & sour cream
USD 13.99
Pollo ala Esparza
Grilled, juicy chicken breast smothered with sautéed onions, bell peppers and melted Jack cheese, served with rice, refried beans, guacamole and sour cream
USD 13.99
Brisket Tacos
Three of our in-house slow-cooked beef brisket tacos with grilled poblano peppers and onions, served on flour tortillas with shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, Spanish rice, charro beans, and a salad with sliced avocado
USD 14.99
Brisket Quesadillas
Grilled flour tortillas filled with our in-house slow-cooked beef brisket, grilled poblano peppers, onions and Jack cheese, served with guacamole and sour cream
USD 13.99
Fried Stuffed Avocado and Tortilla Soup
A deep-fried avocado stuffed with cheese and your choice of beef brisket meat or shredded chicken and our fresh tortilla soup, covered with fresh crisp tortilla strips and melted Jack cheese, served with rice
USD 13.99
Steak Milanesa
Thin-cut tenderized tenderloin dipped in a special batter and pan-fried to perfection, served with rice, beans, guacamole and sour cream
USD 16.99
Chicken Milanesa
A chicken breast dipped in our special batter and pan-fried to perfection; topped with Ranchera sauce and Jack cheese, served on a bed of grilled onions, with fresh vegetables, rice, charro beans, guacamole and pico de gallo
USD 14.99
Tacos al Carbon
Tender strips of marinated beef grilled to perfection, then rolled in two flour tortillas, served with rice, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo
USD 15.99
CLASSIC TEX-MEX
Enchiladas Verdes Dinner
Two chicken enchiladas covered in our green tomatillo sauce and melted Jack cheese, served with rice, beans and guacamole
USD 13.99
Burrito Rico Dinner
An oversized flour tortilla stuffed with taco meat and cheese, covered in Ranchera sauce and melted cheese, served with rice and beans
USD 12.99
El Tejano Dinner
We have combined two of our favorites into one delicious dinner - traditional chicken enchilada verde and a tasty beef burrito filled with beef, cheese, lettuce, & pico de gallo, topped with our Ranchera sauce & cheese, served with rice and beans
USD 12.99
Build Your Own Tacos
We give you the ingredients, you make the taco — served with beef taco meat, grated cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole and your choice of crispy corn taco shells or soft flour tortillas
USD 12.99
Chicken Flautas
Shredded chicken rolled in two large corn tortillas fried golden-brown, served with queso, refried beans, rice, guacamole and sour cream
USD 11.99
La Casa Specialty
Two of our homemade enchiladas, served with rice and beans - your choice of cheese and onion, chicken, or beef enchiladas
USD 10.99
Cantina Taco Dinner
Three fresh grilled corn tortillas layered with guacamole, pico de gallo, Jack cheese, and your choice of meats. Served with rice, charro beans, fresh chopped onions and cilantro
USD 12.99
Chili Relleno Dinner
A poblano pepper stuffed with beef taco meat or cheese, dipped in egg batter, fried golden-brown, then topped with Ranchera sauce, served with rice and beans
USD 11.99
Chicken Chile Relleno Dinner
A poblano pepper stuffed with shredded chicken, dipped in egg batter, fried golden-brown, then topped with a tangy sour cream sauce and queso blanco, served with rice, beans and guacamole
USD 14.99
Burrito con Queso
An oversized flour tortilla stuffed with beef taco meat, topped with chile con queso, served with rice, beans, guacamole and sour cream
USD 13.99
FIRE-GRILLED FAJITAS
served on a sizzling skillet with sautéed onions and peppers, accompanied by rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo
Chicken
Served with 4 Flour Tortillas USD 17.99
Served with 8 Flour Tortillas (For Two) USD 33.99
Beef
Served with 4 Flour Tortillas USD 19.99
Served with 8 Flour Tortillas (For Two) USD 36.99
Combo Beef & Chicken
Served with 4 Flour Tortillas USD 18.99
Served with 8 Flour Tortillas (For Two) USD 35.99
SALADS & SANDWICHES
Beef Taco Salad
Fresh fried large tortilla bowl filled with crisp lettuce topped with seasoned taco meat, shredded cheese, bell peppers, tomatoes, onion, guacamole and sour cream
USD 11.99
Chicken Taco Salad
Fresh fried large tortilla bowl filled with crisp lettuce, grilled chicken breast, shredded cheese, bell peppers, tomatoes, onion, guacamole and sour cream
USD 11.99
Chicken Breast Salad
A grilled, sliced chicken breast on a bed of fresh tostada chips, topped with crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, sliced avocado and shredded cheese
USD 10.99
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
A grilled, juicy chicken breast on a fresh bun, with lettuce, tomato, mustard and mayonnaise on the side, served with French fries
USD 8.99
Hamburger-Ground In-House
1/4 lb. juicy hamburger on a fresh bun, with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mustard and mayonnaise on the side, served with French fries
USD 8.99
Add Cheese USD 0.5
MARISCOS (SEAFOOD)
Camarones al Mojo de Ajo
Large, succulent shrimp prepared in garlic butter and lemon sauce, then broiled in their own shells, served with rice and mixed vegetables and a salad with sliced avocado
USD 18.99
Tacos Del Mar
Three fresh grilled corn tortillas filled with Jack cheese, grilled tilapia, shredded red cabbage, and chopped cilantro. Served with Spanish rice, fresh zucchini and a salad with sliced avocado, sliced tomato, bell pepper and our signature Tomatillo cream sauce
USD 15.99
Shrimp Fajitas
Served on a sizzling skillet with sautéed onions and peppers, accompanied by rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo and flour tortillas
USD 19.99
Mex-Cajun Shrimp
Succulent, jumbo shrimp sautéed in garlic butter, onions and bell peppers, served on a bed of Jack cheese with flour tortillas
USD 16.99
Pescado Chipotle
Grilled tilapia topped with chipotle sauce and Jack cheese, served on a bed of grilled onions, with Spanish rice, charro beans, sautéed vegetables, guacamole and pico de gallo
USD 14.99
Mexican Fried Shrimp
Six deep-fried shrimp topped with our Mexican sauce and Jack cheese, served with guacamole, pico de gallo, sautéed vegetables, rice and charro beans
USD 15.99
Shrimp Enchiladas
Three corn tortillas filled with a savory blend of shrimp and Jack cheese, topped with two large shrimp, then covered with our Ranchera sauce. Served with Spanish rice, fresh zucchini and squash, and a salad with sliced avocado
USD 17.99
LIGHTER FARE
all items below feature more fresh vegetables
Veggie Fajitas
Grilled fresh vegetables, fajita-style; yellow squash, zucchini, red and green bell peppers, onions and mushrooms, served with shredded cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo
USD 11.99
Spinach and Chicken Wrap
A spinach tortilla filled with fresh spinach, tomatoes, Jack cheese and grilled chicken, rolled and topped with our special salsa verde, and Jack cheese, served with rice, charro beans, guacamole, and pico de gallo
USD 12.99
Spinach Quesadillas
Grilled spinach tortillas filled with Jack cheese and fresh spinach, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes, served with lettuce, guacamole and sour cream
USD 11.99
El Jardin (The Garden) Chile Relleno
A poblano pepper stuffed with fresh sautéed mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, spinach, mixed vegetables, raisins, and pecans, topped with our Ranchera sauce & melted cheese, served with rice and refried beans. Our Refried Beans Are Fried in Vegetable Oil
USD 12.99
SIDE ORDERS
Guacamole
One Scoop USD 2
Two Scoops USD 4
Grated Cheese
USD 0.79
Flour Tortillas
ea. USD 0.3
Sour Cream
USD 0.79
Rice
USD 1.99
Beans
USD 1.99
Pico de Gallo
USD 0.99
Pork Tamales
each USD 2
Corn Tortillas
served on request
KID'S MENU
10 years and under only please
Cheese Quesadilla
with French fries
USD 5.99
Beef Taco
with rice and beans
USD 5.99
Soft Cheese Taco
with rice and beans
USD 5.99
Enchilada
with rice and beans
USD 5.99
Chicken Nuggets
with French fries
USD 5.99
Tamales
Our tamales are made fresh in-house. Go home with a dozen today
USD 15.99
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

My husband and daughters and I love to meet here for lunch. The food is delicious, and the service is always good. The fajitas are really exceptional.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Scenic18316880941, President at Esparza's Restaurante Mexicano, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2020

Glynda, Thanks for the great review. Can't wait to see you again. Sincerely, Steve Brown, El Presidente

Reviewed February 25, 2020

Still Great Food, same home setting, relaxed, great Tex Mex been eating there since the 80's...very little has changed over the years, comfortable, bring friends or business associates, jeans or Tux's it all works there...

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

It was an evening just before Christmas and the restaurant was packed. The wait time was short and the service was prompt and friendly. There were many choices of food selections. There were three of us and we all got something different, and everyone said...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2020

Simply delicious, affordable, and lots of options. Service was great too!! Made me feel like I was around the family table!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 9, 2020

Nice dinner. Recommendation to others, if you'd like to sit outdoors, pop in at least 30 minutes early to put your name on the list. Outdoor dining was about 60 minute wait when we arrived, so we opted for the 30 minute wait to dine...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2020

Not being from the area I was a bit surprised at how expensive this restaurant was. The meal was about average, typical Tex Mex style. $88 to feed four is a little too much for us, so we will not be returning. I guess I...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

We met two other couples here for lunch. I always enjoy going to Grapevine and Esparsa’s makes it that much more special. The novel deep fried avocados are wonderful. I enjoyed them with the tortilla soup for lunch.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

This place is busy. Plenty of room but always full. We never had a reservation but walked in on a Saturday night. Took the Grandkids 5&6 yrs. kids menu was perfect. Chicken nuggets and fries. My Burrito plate was yummy. And the Brisket Enchiladas was...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

We picked up a to-go order on a Saturday evening. It was ready at the stars time and the order was 100% correct. The tacos al carbon are outstanding!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2019

We recently had a large group lunch (15+) and the service was outstanding as multiple servers catered to our drinks, chips/salsa and orders religiously. I'm not aware if any of our servers missed an order or had forgotten to deliver the order. Big props to...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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