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Fresero's Mexican Restaurant

220 Cedar St.
Bonner Springs  Kansas  66012
United States
(913) 441-4161
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Midwest Living Review

Lisa Waterman Gray
Fresero's Mexican Restaurant is a spacious, bright and cheerful downtown eatery with decent food and a great margarita.

If the new Fresero's location looks anything like its decor did when we visited in May 2011, you'll enjoy dining in this cheerful spot, with vibrantly painted walls and Mexican art accents. You'll also find a full bar and large, sweet margaritas for about $5 (or 99 cents on Mondays and Wednesdays!). Savor fresh tortilla chips with minimal salt, and salsa that offers pleasant heat despite looking a little like spaghetti sauce. Daily specials include such items as three chicken and cheese chipotle enchiladas, rice and beans for $7.99. Pale orange sauce atop the enchiladas offers a nice chipotle kick, although the enchiladas are a little on the small side. Chile relleno ($8.29) features a tender chile bursting with cheese and encased in a soft, nongreasy breading. Creamy refried beans and orange-tinged rice without vegetable bits accompany many entrees. The menu offers six burritos, including the Pastor, with marinated pork in a flour tortilla, plus white queso and beans. Specialty platters include Carne Desebrada, shredded beef cooked with onions, tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos. A la carte items are available, though we found proportions on extra sour cream and guac to be a little stingy. All in all, Fresero's offers fine small-town Mexican food, but not the best we've ever had.

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