We all know that authentic/good Mexican cuisine is really lacking in Anchorage. Before experiencing Xalos I considered Serranos the best mexican food in the city, but that has changed. Xalos is very good, with lots of menu choices in a really lovely space. Most places in Anchorage are in gross 1980s strip malls, of course this place is located in a strip mall as well, but at least it's a new one. The interior decor was nice and it was extremely clean and the staff was very friendly. Xalos is easily the best Mexican place in all of Anchorage.... and I've tried them ALL! We're originally from San Antonio, Texas, so we know a thing or two about this type of food. I would say that the only thing that would make this place 5 stars is if they invested in a tortialla maker and made their own tortillas. I think that is what truly would set them apart. We will definitely be back. Unfortunately I'm not a fan of the side of town it's on, so we probably won't go as frequently as I'd like. Xalos is located in East Anchorage and I feel like I never get over that way.