If we could only eat one cuisine for the rest of our lives, it would be Mexican food. We can't get enough of fresh guacamole, crispy tortilla chips and chunky salsas — not to mention those margaritas that go down oh-so-easy. Lucky for us, spots such as Luchita's, Nuevo Acapulco, Barrio, Momocho and Lopez on Lee give us plenty of south of the border options. A new modern taco bar, Camino, may be another place worth adding to your map of favorites. The spacious Warehouse District restaurant is colorful and funky with a few seats made from the tailgates of old pickup trucks. The laid-back and easygoing vibe pairs well with the approachable menu that includes everything from ceviche ($7.95) made with generous pieces of shrimp and calamari cured in bright citrus juices to the guac flight ($9.95), a sample of traditional, bacon and a variety with mango and diced arbol peppers. We like to make it a fiesta by ordering a few of the 10 inventive tacos ($3 or $4 each). Our top three picks? The beer chicken taco has a welcome spicy tang thanks to the chipotle cream that is balanced by the smooth queso fresco. The simple black bean and corn salsa on the duck taco lets the decadent meat be the star of the show. The shrimp taco continues to bring the heat with heap of red cabbage, onions, jalapenos and a nice dousing of Sriracha. Add a margarita — try the El Classico ($7) — to keep the party going.
WHEN YOU GO
Camino, 1300 W. Ninth St., Cleveland, 216-621-8226, caminocleveland.com