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Call it Arcelia’s version 3.0. The original Arcelia’s closed in 2010 after a twenty-year run, first in Soulard, later anchoring the northeast corner of Lafayette Park. The family of founder Arcelia Sanchez, who died in 2003, has reopened the restaurant, bringing back much of the original menu, in a new location in Soulard. The menu is brief and features crowd pleasers like enchiladas, chiles rellenos, pork in a chile-verde sauce and quesadillas. The tortilla chips, fried in-house and served piping hot, are a highlight, as is carne en su jugo: a soup of flank steak and pinto beans in a flavorful tomatillo-bacon broth.


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  • Cuisine(s): Mexican, Tex-Mex
  • Hours: Sun 12pm-8pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • Price: $, $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Free, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

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