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Winner: Best Mexican Restaurant 2017

Tacos served on a bed of Spanish rice garnished with fresh cilantro.1 / 2
Mango's Mexican & American Grill, 2901 Main Ave, Fargo, ND 58103 Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor2 / 2

Winner: Mango's Mexican and American Grill

Location: 2901 Main Ave., Fargo

It's no surprise that Mango's Mexican & American Grill was crowned the best of the best this year. This place is often visited by those who value authentic Mexican food with the comfort of an American-style cafe.

Last year, Mango's came in second place. What's your reaction to earning the top spot this year?

"I really feel a pride in the place, and I'm happy people like to eat here," said Jose Gutierrez, general manager who has worked at Mango's for more than five years.

What sets you apart from your competitors?

"I think our food is great," he says. "People really like the burritos or the quesadillas."

What keeps people coming back to your restaurant?

"Everybody's a little different and while they most often order fajitas - everything on the menu is good," Gutierrez said. "People really like the special lunch deal which costs about $4.75."

What should more people try?

"People seem to try everything and anything on the menu. There isn't anything that someone doesn't order and like," Gutierrez said.

Second Place: Acapulco Mexican Restaurant

Third Place: Vinyl Taco

April Knutson

April Knutson is lifestyle-focused journalist producing stories for the Forum News Service about people, health, community issues, and services. She earned her degree in both English Literature and Mass Communications. After working as a digital marketing specialist and web design consultant for a few years, she joined Forum Communications in 2015. She grew up on a farm near Volga, S.D. Follow her on Twitter @april_knutson.

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