Authentic Mexican restaurant and bar El Vallarta’s serves up traditional, mouthwatering cuisine that shouldn’t be missed. Start off with a dazzling appetizer, like a chalupa grande or a Mexican shrimp cocktail. Or, try a south of the border twist on cheddar cheese sticks, served with jalapeño dressing and salsa. Queso choices are topped by Top Shelf Queso, a chili cheese dip mixed with taco meat, topped with pico de gallo and chopped tomatoes.

Several delectable nacho choices include the grilled chicken with freshly made chips, beans, cheese, jalapeños and guacamole; or the fajita chanos with grilled steak or chicken, grilled onions, green peppers, cheese, guacamole and jalapeños. 1201 John Dahl Ave., Pawhuska; 809 N. Broadway St., Cleveland;