Our latest adventure brought us to Villar’s Mexico Cafe. They’ve been in Wichita since 1970. Over those 49 years, they’ve been in numerous locations but now reside in the 1860 S Hillside location. I was told by the staff, Villar’s Mexico Cafe is also the same restaurant as Mexico Delano Cafe except their Delano counterpart has a smaller pared down menu.
1860 S Hillside
Wichita, KS 67211
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm
The complimentary salsa while very basic in design was very good. It was fairly runny but flavorful. The chips, on the other hand, were alright. They weren’t sturdy and didn’t compliment the runny salsa well.
We stuck to the lunch menu and ordered the two flour enchiladas and the lunch sampler at the recommendation of our server. While both meals were generous portion sizes, the meals didn’t wow us from any other restaurants around town. It reminded me very much of El Mexico Cafe on south Seneca which I wasn’t impressed by either. This type of Mexican food had a very Tex-Mex appeal to them if that’s your thing.
Aside from the rice and beans which were bland and boring, the meals were incredibly greasy. Underneath the enchiladas was a mini pool of grease; holding the taco at an angle left a puddle of grease. The one saving grace for the meal was pouring the salsa over the dishes.
I will say the service was amazing. Our server was so nice, so kind and had every quality of a great employee. It was just too bad we weren’t fond of the food. But for as long as they’ve been around, they certainly have their fan base. Unfortunately it wasn’t us but it could be you.
Here’s their lunch and dinner menu:
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