Looking for something to spice up lunch or dinner?

Good Mexican food can be hard to find here in Fort Worth and even harder to find around Texas Wesleyan. If you’re tired of the mass-produced tortillas and refried beans that flood the market,  you’ll be happy to know we’ve found a few nearby restaurants that keep it real.

I visited three Mexican restaurants within five minutes of campus: Pancho’s Tacos, Taqueria y Pozoleria Tepito and Dos Amigos Taqueria. The food was great, and all three have plenty of stuff on the menu for less than $6, so if you’re a broke college student, these places can certainly help you out.

Pancho’s Tacos, located at 4063 E. Lancaster Ave., made my list for best eats around Wesleyan. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all day, Pancho’s definitely has something for everyone. The place is fairly large, so it’s good for groups, and the service was excellent.

My recommendation is definitely the breakfast tacos, especially the potato and egg or carnitas. Two will set you back around $5.

Plus it’s right next to the Whataburger so it’s also perfect for that picky friend.

Taqueria y Pozoleria Tepito, located at 1104 Miller Ave, is a definite hole in the wall with a small interior, but it was surprisingly tasty. Fair warning though: the restaurant only serves lunch and dinner.

You won’t find any Tex-Mex here as Tepito sticks to the authentic side of border. They serve tacos, gorditas, and burritos. I got an $8 beef quesadilla with cheese. That’s a little pricey, but the tacos are a steal at a $1.50 a pop. Pretty good eatin’.

Dos Amigos Taqueria is the closest of all the options on this list. Located at 1806 Vaughn Blvd., it’s literally straight down the street from the Canafax Clock Tower going toward Walmart.

This little red shop is only home to six or seven tables and a kitchen. It also boasts the cheapest prices on this list. The experience that I had here, however, was less than expected. The food took forever and they still got my order wrong.

However, $6 for three enchiladas and a full portion of rice is hard to beat. Dos Amigos also has a burger plate with a side of fries for about $5 and mozzarella sticks for $3, so there is something for everyone at relatively low prices.

So there are you go: Three Mexican restaurants with decent food and prices, all very close to campus.

Enjoy!