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Senior Staff Writer, Abbey Elizondo, and friends thoroughly enjoyed new Oxford restaurant, Quesadilla Express.
Senior Staff Writer, Abbey Elizondo, and friends thoroughly enjoyed new Oxford restaurant, Quesadilla Express.

If you’ve been in Oxford for more than a few months, you know how routine some of the restaurants can get, ordering similar menu items over and over with no change. 

Recently, I stumbled upon Quesadilla Express. It’s the perfect new place for anyone who loves Tex-Mex cuisine and a quiet place to eat with friends. The location gives you a chance to get away from the familiar streets of Uptown, and my favorite part, the chance to get Dairy Queen on your way back home. 

When I first walked in, I was greeted with a fun wall of plants and flowers with a bright pink sign in the center that said “Quesadilla Express” in loopy cursive. It’s the perfect setup to take pictures with friends before having a great meal. 

I’ve already been there twice this semester and can’t wait to go back. The first meal I ordered was a serving of three veggie soft tacos with plenty of toppings and salsa to top it off. What I like about the portions at Quesadilla Express is the versatility of what I can get in my taco bowl. Unlike Chipotle, which rarely has good salsa and fresh toppings I like, this restaurant has plenty of options to customize tacos, burritos, and of course, quesadillas. 

The second time I went to Quesadilla Express, I ordered the dish named after the restaurant, their “quesadilla express,” a quesadilla with a veggie filling of mushrooms and peppers with a side of chips and queso. I love restaurants that give me portions for multiple meals, and this even included chips and queso that I could take home. 

For those nervous about spice level, I would urge you to try Quesadilla Express. The only dish I found slightly spicy was the queso, but even then, I wasn’t reaching for water or having to grab a tissue for watery eyes. Everything I’ve had was well-seasoned and customized to my tastes, so if you’re a fan of jalapeños, there’s an option for you too. 

If you’re in need of some quality Tex-Mex that’s not your typical Fiesta Charra, go to Quesadilla Express. The service there is kind and considerate, while giving you the perfect meal to take home and enjoy a second time. 

Rating: 8/10


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