Today we just found out Ventura's is expanding and opening up a second location.  It's great to see this local family-owned business continue to expand from humble beginnings on Water St.  While Ventura's continues to expand, other fantastic Mexican restaurants have come and gone from Victoria. I thought it would be fun to remember some great Mexican food restaurants that I enjoyed while growing up. What Mexican restaurant brings back memories for you?  Please add your response on the Facebook comments of this status.

I NEED HELP REMEMBERING THIS ONE:

I was a young child and remember going to eat at a little restaurant near Our Lady of Sorrows church. My mom says it was called Aleman's back in the day. However, I feel like it was called something else in the late '80s. Can anyone help on this one?

DEL LAGO MEXICAN RESTAURANT:

This was some fantastic Mexican food and the perfect place to eat after a fun night of dancing. Originally located at the corner of Navarro and Ash St. I remember getting that Del Lago Special.

SIESTA AND EL TORO MEXICAN RESTAURANTS:

Proudly owned by the Trevino family, these two restaurants became icons in Victoria. I personally rated El Toro just a little better than Siesta. However, they were both amazing.  Just to have the McAll's enchiladas just one more time.

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SPANISH VILLAGE:

Located between Navarro and Laurent on Red River. So many memories of having dinner with my mom and grandma here.

PICO DE GALLO: 

You would wait in the line that snaked on to Rio Grande. The PICO special was on another level.  This location is now Mi Casita.

GUERRA'S: 

Another taco hotspot from back in the day.  If you went to Stroman this was a very convenient option for breakfast tacos.

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