Alejandro's Mexican Grill in Roanoke

Ventured out into Downtown Roanoke again last night for dinner. As I often do, I consulted Yelp to figure out what to go for. I didn't want to spend a ton of money after the Regency Room the night before. So, I set my Yelp query up to look for less expensive places that were in the Downtown Roanoke area. Yelp highly recommended Alejandro's Mexican Grill. The website heavily touted their Salsa Bar, and I love options when it comes to salsa. They also state they have been voted "Best Margarita" in town and they're on special on Sundays. Easy decision.


I must say, the appeal of a 27oz. margarita for $4.99 should be something I don't need to explain. I figure at that price it doesn't even really have to be an excellent margarita. I've paid more for mediocre drinks. That said, this was anything but a mediocre margarita. It's not going to go into my top 10 or anything crazy like that, but it was strong and tasted fresh so no complaints here.

Salsa Bar

I think there were roughly 16 salsas on the Salsa Bar. If you order an entrée, the Salsa Bar and unlimited chips comes with it. If you just want the Salsa Bar, it's $3.99. I'd say it's worth it. All of the salsas are freshly made, The salsas that are labeled "Hot" really are hot so that was a huge bonus. Anyone who knows me knows I enjoy spicy things. The Salsa Casera was my favorite. Chile Arbol (including all of the seeds), tomato, onion, cilantro, and probably a bit of lime. Very good.


As I usually do when I go to a Mexican restaurant, I ordered a combo. A fairly boring one too. 2 ground beef crunchy tacos and 1 shredded chicken enchilada with rice and refried beans. The reason I go with these things is because I really like them and they are usually done well since they're not complicated at all. Not to mention, combos like this are usually the most economical way to get a bunch of food. As stated, I had a goal of keeping the cost down. Those who are more ambitious, click here for the menu. This food was not disappointing in the least. Very flavorful and the salsa casera made everything nice and fiery. All in all, a great meal. I would definitely recommend checking out Alejandro's if you find yourself in Roanoke.