What a great restaurant. This place has been in business for 40 years due to a lot of very loyal customers and a great neighborhood. It was recently sold to the Delgado family and they are picking up where the Rodriguez's left off. They are adding a lot of latin food instead of just Mexican. Such as Papusas, charbroilded chicken and much more. I have tasted the food and it is great. The Margaritas are the best in St. Louis and have won many awards and acolades. It is very family friendly and not a bar scene. The house specialty is the stuffed peppers or Chiles Rellenos. They are made completely from scratch. The only way to make them fresher would be to have a cow on site to make their own cheese. Food is made to order so it sometimes takes a little longer than places where food is just reheated and served, but, it is worth the wait. (by wait, I'm talking about 10 to 20 minutes instead of 6 to 8 like some places.) But, who cares when you've got fresh chips, great salsa and a pitcher of Margaritas to hold you over, plus some great murals that depict the history of Mexico and Latin America. The murals were done by Murray McKehan, deceased, who spent 6 years painting them. He was an art teacher at Washington University. I found the place very clean. Yes, you can peak into the kitchen and it is very modern and very clean. I have eaten in restaurants all over the country and in other countries and found this to be great. Period.
Pros: when it is not busy, convenient parking at the door,
Cons: in Overland, which is thankfully improving