Named for Andrew Jackson, a hero in the War of 1812, who went on to become the seventh president of the U.S., Jackson is Mississippi’s capital and a center of business, culture and tourism. Dubbed “Crossroads of the South” Jackson today attracts visitors with public interests such as the Palace of Sports of Fame Museum and the Museum of Natural Science Mississippi. Visitors can choose from a wide variety of restaurants including Mexican restaurants.
Babalu Tacos & Tapas
Relying on the rich, strong flavors of the entire menu, Babalu Tacos & Tapas offers freshly prepared snacks, tacos and tapas dishes or smaller portions. Ceviche, fresh fish and seafood with a mixture of citrus juice, spices and vegetable stand for snacks menu. Garlic shrimp, seared raw tuna and steamed mussels stand out from the covers. A specialty taco meat is pork or smoked bacon with barbecue sauce with chipotle, citrus salad and roasted peanuts. Wines from Spain, California and South America are available by the bottle or glass.
With two locations in Jackson, Tony’s Tamales serves its house specialty, hot tamales, including corn flour, spices and your choice of turkey, beef or beans. The tamales are available by the dozen or half dozen or as appetizers for dinner with chili, cheese and onions added. Southern-style gumbo prepared with shrimp, crab, chicken and sausage is another important element. The restaurant also offers tacos, taco soup and nachos served with gravy Tony, cheese, sour cream and pepper.
Near the center of Jackson, La Cazuela Mexican Grill attracts business workers, students and medical professionals for lunch and families and large groups for dinner. The specialty frozen margaritas include mango and strawberry, as well as traditional. The draft beer is served in frozen mugs. Tortilla chips and salsa are homemade. Dishes include beef, enchiladas, fajitas and burritos. The seafood dishes including spicy shrimp served with fresh red pepper, are also available. A mariachi band performs on Tuesdays.
In addition to a strong selection of varieties of signature cocktail, the margarita, Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant serves freshly made homemade spicy sauce and cheese, along with a full menu of Mexican food and Tex-Mex item tortillas. The vegetarian portion of the menu offers cheese enchiladas, bean burritos, refried beans and grilled vegetable fajitas. Other specialties include chimichangas, chicken quesadillas, shrimp cocktail, char-grilled fajitas and combinations which include a variety of meats and grilled vegetables.