My husband is an avid Mexican food fan and ever since we moved to Richmond, we have struggled with finding authentic Mexican food in or near the Short Pump area.
Well, a few months ago, he finally found a small restaurant with some really good and authentic Mexican food.
Now, it is not strategically located in the heart of Short Pump where all the nice and new nicely decorated restaurants are. In fact, it is located in a small strip mall off of Gayton road. While I would not give the restaurant many stars for ambiance, it is clean inside.
However, if you are looking for real authentic Mexican food, you should try this place out. We have been there over 5 times now and have tried most everything. Their traditional fare of tacos (crunchy and soft), burritos and quesadillas have plenty of high quality meats and the freshest ingredients.
They also offer an array of other Mexican items- I really love the Gorditas which come in a variety of fillings. My favorite is the Picadillo con Papas ( ground beef with potatoes, onions and tomatoes). The homemade guacamole is nothing short of amazing if you like guac!
The family that runs it is Mexican and they are all very hospitable and friendly. If you are like us and long for something a little more authentic than the Casa Grandes and Mexico Restaurants, try this one out.
Oh- I almost forgot the restaurant name. . . it is Los Primos Mexican Restaurant. Located less than two miles away from the hear tof Short Pump. 12347 Gayton Road.