Food & Drink- Mexican Hop Progressive Dinner

Mt. Vernon is fortunate enough to boast not one, but four local, authentic Mexican restaurants. There is never a wrong time to go out for Mexican! Try flavors from all four of these restaurants.


Drinks: La Fuente Mexican Restaurant

222 S 9th St, Mt Vernon, IL 62864 (618) 315-6369



For your first Mexican stop, head to La Fuente on 9th St. for drinks! Choose margaritas, beer, or wine. Share a large pitcher of strawberry margaritas or order a glass of sangria or rose. They also carry a selection of Budweiser, Busch, Miller and Coors Lite.


Appetizers: La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

901 Prairie Ave, Mt Vernon, IL 62864 (618) 315-6688


It’s time for your next stop- appetizers! Not far from La Fuente, La Fiesta offers a variety of starter dishes. Besides the given chips, salsa, and cheese dip, you can order several a la carte items to get started including tamales, tacos, and even hot wings. Try their authentic Mexican street corn with mayonnaise, sour cream, cheese, lime juice, and cayenne pepper.


Entrée: Agave Mexican Restaurant

300 S 44th St, Mt Vernon, IL 62864 (618) 244-7454


Best of luck deciding on your delicious main entrée from Agave Mexican Restaurant! They offer Mexican dish staples such as enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas, chimichangas, and burritos. Other authentic entrees include carnitas, pollo over rice, charbroiled ribeye with ranchero sauce, grilled tilapia, fish tacos, and salad bowls. If it’s a nice evening, sit outside on their expansive patio.


Dessert: El Rancherito Mexican Restaurant

4303 Broadway St, Mt Vernon, IL 62864 (618) 244-6121


Make room for your final stop on your Mexican in Mt. Vernon journey, El Rancherito! Just like Agave, you can enjoy your dessert outdoors on their lit patio. Treat yourself to fried ice cream, fried cheesecake, traditional churros, flan, or sopapilla with ice cream.