Mexican grill located near BC


Mason J. Rockfellow

Cinco Limones, a new Mexican grill located at the old KFC behind Rosas's, offers great tasting Mexican food for a good price

Giovanni Lopez, Reporter

If you’re a student on a budget and looking for a place to have some good, quality Mexican food, then head over to Cinco Limones.

New restaurant Cinco Limones opened just around the block from Bakersfield College off of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Columbus Street, where the old KFC was.

The atmosphere was relaxing and inviting while the vibe was very down to earth and welcoming.

The service was fast and the food was delicious.

The first thing you hear when you enter are the associates greeting you. The restaurant was clean and organized. When I got to the counter to order and while staring at the menu, I immediately wanted to order everything. But I decided on the most popular item at most Mexican restaurants…enchiladas. I got the chicken enchiladas with rice and beans on the side. I wasn’t done yet as I decided to order a shrimp burrito also. When I received the food, the first thing I noticed were the enchiladas covered in a spicy red sauce and cheese on top. First bite, and I was sold. The sauce wasn’t too spicy, but it had just the right amount of kick that made me want to continue to devour it all. It had a homemade taste, just like my mom used to make.

Next came the rice and beans, which should always compliment the main dish. While it didn’t have as much flavor as the enchiladas, they worked well together. On to the burrito, and boy did it surprise me, the shrimp burrito was packed. The shrimp were bigger than normal, and it was filled with beans, pico de gallo, and cheese. One bite and I was in heaven. I was able to taste everything perfectly.

This is a great place to go relax, eat, and enjoy some great Mexican food.