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Laredo on Lafayette Square

2001 Park Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104 | St. Louis - Soulard | 314-231-9200

Location Description:

Laredo on Lafayette Square replaces Arcelia’s as the Mexican restaurant with a picturesque view of Lafayette Park. Laredo offers a selection of Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites presented with more attention to detail and bolder flavors than you’d expect, like enchiladas coated in a rich, smoky red sauce, or chicken in a nutty, dark-chocolate mole (pollo en mole). There’s a selection of “fusion” dishes — chipotle-rubbed swordfish, a rib-eye steak in a poblano-cream sauce — as well. And Laredo’s torta, centered on chicken prepared milanesa style, is a gem.

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  • Cuisine(s): Mexican, Tex-Mex
  • Price: $, $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Free, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Dining: Reviews
    Whichever enchilada filling you choose, the highlight is the sauce: a brick-red, smoky and mildly spicy chipotle brew. The torta at Laredo on Lafayette Square might be the tidiest version...
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    Laredo on Lafayette Square (2001 Park Avenue; 314-231-9200) brings a new face and a familiar cuisine to an old space. My review of Laredo is now available online. Also now available online...
  • Gut Check: Restaurant News
    This week, I visit Laredo on Lafayette Square (2001 Park Avenue; 314-231-9200), which opened this summer in the former location of Arcelia's Mexicana Restaurant. (Arcelia's, meanwhile, has...
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  • Gut Check: Restaurant Roll Call
    This month has been a busy one for restaurant openings, including the long-awaited reopening of the Mexican restaurant -- though not the same Mexican restaurant -- in Lafayette Square, a new...