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Best Mexican restaurant: La Tejanita

March 31, 2013 at 10:05 a.m.
Updated March 30, 2013 at 10:31 p.m.

La Tejanita was voted best Mexican food in the 2013 Best of the Best competition. They were also voted best margarita.

When Rebecca Rocha moved to Victoria, she was looking for a job and decided she wanted to work for the best Mexican restaurant in town. She asked her sister where she should go, and her sister said La Tejanita was the place for her.

Readers agree, voting La Tejanita the best Mexican restaurant in the 2013 Best of the Best competition.

Rocha, now the manager, has been at the restaurant for 13 years, and she's still sure it has the best food in town, she said.

"The way you tell it's a good Mexican restaurant is the enchiladas. If the enchiladas are good, the rest of the food will be, and our enchiladas are the best in town," she said.

Rocha said she and the staff work hard to provide people with a good dining experience where the food is served promptly, margaritas are filled quickly, and people have a good time. Being acknowledged for that effort by the community feels good, she said.

"It feels really great," Rocha said. "It's good to know our customers like what we do."

La Tejanita

1309 Sam Houston Drive



Hours: 6 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 6 a.m.-10:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday

First Runner-Up

Las Palmas

6007 N. Main St.



Hours: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Second Runner-Up

La Hacienda

7702 N. Navarro St.



Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday



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