More than 200 people voted in our latest Readers' Choice Awards poll of Mexican restaurants in the city of Napa.
The resounding favorite emerged as an early leader and finished with 18 percent of poll votes and two glowing, five-star reviews: According to you, Napa's best Mexican restaurant is in the Bel Aire Plaza shopping center:
Not only is the ambience incredible, but the service and customer services is outstanding. Throw that in with the best burrito in town and how can you not be a repeat customer. Order the Super Steak Burrito with green sauce and white cheese and you won't be disappointed. ()
I love this place. I have been eating there ever since I used to work in the Bel Aire Plaza (almost 18 years). I am glad it is still around and doing great. My favorite is the chicken burrito or carnitas tacos. On Fridays in Lent I like their bean and cheese burritos. Good Stuff. ( —proprietor of , which recently won the
Other great places for Mexican food:
Your runners-up begin with (recent winner of the ), which snared 13 percent of poll votes and one five-star review:
We really enjoy going to Compadres and patronizing a business who gives so much back to the Community! They support the kids - I've seen them at elementary school fundraisers, at Kiwanis events, at Rotary events, at numerous golf tournaments, and at many non-profit food and wine events. I have to say that their food is wonderful! They have the best menu, the best staff and a very nice location right on the river. They serve breakfast on the weekends, too! If you've never been, you should go - and if you haven't been in a while - go back! Great food, great community supporters! ()
Third place in the poll with 11 percent of votes, received no customer reviews during the contest period, although last August a user rated the restaurant four stars for take-out and lunch.
Downtown favorite received 8 percent of poll votes and a five-star rating from Vanissa Struven, who called it "one of my favorite Mexican Food places in the Napa Valley. Great customer service, great food, and your food comes out very fast. I love their shredded beef tacos combo with rice and beans . Also I love their chips and sasa, they are the best that I have had in Napa. This is truly a great local's dining spot."
Rounding out your favorite Mexican restaurants in our contest: got 7 percent in the poll, but no ratings or reviews; received 6 percent of votes with no ratings or reviews; got 5 percent of the votes and one five-star review.
Thanks to everyone for taking part!
Next week's contest is a little different:
We need your advice on where to get our taxes done. At the last minute.
Here are the nominees at present. If you know a local tax preparer we should add to the list, please let us know in the comments ASAP. The next contest begins Monday at 5 a.m.
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