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Sandra Rios is the owner of Carlito's Cafe in Yukon, shown with fajitas, 11-9-15. - MARK HANCOCK
  • Mark Hancock
  • Sandra Rios is the owner of Carlito's Cafe in Yukon, shown with fajitas, 11-9-15.

Carlito’s Cafe

455 E. Main St.

354-5757

Unfortunately, Carlito’s Cafe is not a restaurant sequel to the Al Pacino classic Carlito’s Way. It is, however, a pretty good place to eat a burrito, which is exactly what Al Pacino’s character was trying to do all through the movie. There was also a subplot about getting out of prison and reconnecting with a lost love, but those are really just metaphors for tamales and carne asada — which are readily available at Carlito’s Cafe.

Mild wings and fries at Wings and Things in Yukon, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • Mild wings and fries at Wings and Things in Yukon, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.

Wings and Things

608 W. Vandament Ave.

265-3232

Come for the wings; stay for the things. Then stay some more for more wings. Seriously, you should try the wings at Wings and Things. You can get 50 of them for $36, which might be the best way to spend $36 since the days of Valley of the Dolls’ discount champagne room Tuesdays. The po-boys and pork chop sandwiches are great, too, but you need those wings in your life.

Indian Taco at Miller Grill in Yukon, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • Indian Taco at Miller Grill in Yukon, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.

The Miller Grill

326 Elm Ave.

millergrill.com

265-2775

The Miller Grill does not mess around with portion sizes. This is the place you go when you want to get fed. Hand-breaded chicken-fried steaks? Got ’em. An enormous Indian taco? Done. A giant stack of onion rings? Boom. Do you want all those in an omelet? That’s not on the menu, but you should ask, because this restaurant is in the business of making food dreams come true.

Bacon cheeseburger and curly fries at Jojo's in Yukon, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • Bacon cheeseburger and curly fries at Jojo's in Yukon, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.

Jojos

1615 S. Mustang Road

324-8882

Jojos is a bar that serves food, not a restaurant with a bar. There is a difference. That’s not to say there isn’t plenty to feast on at Jojos — big burgers, heaping plates of nachos, even this weird thing where they put lettuce on a plate and you eat it? But flip the food menu over and you’ll be treated to a truly glorious selection of brews.

The #1 enchiladas special at Poquito de Mexico, 11-5-15. - MARK HANCOCK
  • Mark Hancock
  • The #1 enchiladas special at Poquito de Mexico, 11-5-15.

Poquito de Mexico

422 W. Main St.

354-9902

“A little bit of Mexico” is a weird name for a Mexican restaurant. Take a look at the menu and it makes even less sense. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tamales, chili rellenos — it seems suspiciously like Mexican food to me. Maybe it’s time to change the name of this cash-only Yukon mainstay to Mucho Mexico.

P1, Rice Noodle Soup with steak, Brisket, Tripe, Tendon, Flank and Fatty Flank at Pho Hieu, 11-5-15. - MARK HANCOCK
  • Mark Hancock
  • P1, Rice Noodle Soup with steak, Brisket, Tripe, Tendon, Flank and Fatty Flank at Pho Hieu, 11-5-15.

Pho Hieu

1615 S. Mustang Road

265-1220

How have you not tried pho yet? It’s all the things you love — noodles, beef, steaming hot broth — in one fabulous bowl. And if you’re a vegetarian, you’ve got to check out Pho Hieu, where the pho rau swaps out beef for carrots, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and mushrooms. Or if you’re militantly anti-veg, the pho dac biet has steak, brisket, tripe, tendon, flank and fatty flank for a beefy punch that can’t be beat.

Shanna Lively serves customers at the bar at The Big Easy New Orleans Cafe in Yukon, 11-5-15. - MARK HANCOCK
  • Mark Hancock
  • Shanna Lively serves customers at the bar at The Big Easy New Orleans Cafe in Yukon, 11-5-15.

The Big Easy New Orleans Cafe

359 E. Main St.

350-8989

As a pickup bar, The Big Easy does not live up to its name. If anything, most people there seem way more interested in the food than finding a partner for a fleeting night of passion. But if you get shut down by a table full of hotties, at least you can take comfort in a plate of spicy, creamy crawfish étouffée or the delightful Catfish Royale.

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