Dining for Dummies

Los Compadres
705 Appleton Rd
Menasha, WI
3825 East Calumet
Appleton, WI
Los Compadres promises “the best margaritas in town,” and to a fair degree, they deliver.

What Los Compadres excels in is their cooking, and they seal the bargain with an exquisite salsa recipe. There is an addictive quality to their cooking that is almost suspicious.

The only possible improvement would be a more prompt delivery of their chips and salsa, since you’ll probably eat those faster than the servers can replenish them.

If you are willing to drive six minutes from campus for Mexican food, there is no other choice.

Se¤or Tequila
531 W. College Ave
Appleton, WI

Unlike Los Compadres, Se¤or Tequila was not stingy with the chips and salsa. There was one person whose job it was to refill these staples, and he was very prompt.

The salsa at Los Compadres is preferable, but that did not stop me from eating every last bit offered to me at Se¤or Tequila.

Unfortunately, Se¤or Tequila leaves something to be desired with regards to the speed at which the food is delivered. The slow service may be attributed to the fact that it is a relatively new operation.

These minor problems are more than made up for by the fact that Se¤or Tequila is located within walking distance of campus and offers excellent food at a reasonable price.

Casa Mexico
107 W College Ave
4001 W Spencer St
Appleton, WI

Casa Mexico is yet another restaurant that surfaced during the recent Mexican cuisine explosion in the Appleton area.

The food is pretty decent, and it is also the closest on the list to campus.

If your standards aren’t too high and you don’t feel like walking far, Casa Mexico is almost certain to please.

El Azteca
N474 Eisenhower Dr
201 W Northland Ave
Appleton, WI

The food is decent but by no means extraordinary, and the prices are similar to the aforementioned restaurants. The chips and salsa are nothing special, and the dcor is gaudy at best. Service is also average.

The bottom line is that nothing about this place compelled me to want to go back. Check out the previous listings instead.

Taco Bell
3221 Express Ct
2810 N Richmond St
2840 W College Ave
301 W Wisconsin Ave
Appleton, WI

Arguably better than starving to death, Taco Bell made our list simply because it’s open late and it’s fast. Everyone knows this place, so there isn’t much need to delve into specifics.

Grade F meat for rock-bottom prices. What more could one ask for in an eating establishment?