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Bringing crowds downtown with Salsafest, chihuahua races and masked Mexican wrestling, Elote Café and Catering is more than a restaurant; it’s a destination.

With both meat and vegetarian options, menu favorites include fried avocados, white queso, puffy tacos, fresh fruit pico bites and guacamole made fresh every hour. The adventurous go for the smokin’ hot quesadilla, brimming with sautéed jalapeño, serrano and poblano peppers, black bean and corn relish, caramelized onions, cheese and a choice of local, all-natural beef or pork, free-range chicken, or spinach and avocado – all served with crema fresca. 514 S. Boston Ave., Tulsa, 918-582-1403; elotetulsa.com