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Best Cheap Restaurants in Laramie – Our Top 5

Here in Laramie we have some great choice’s when it comes to eating out. With the diversity of the university we have great ethnic restaurants that are a welcome change from the burgers and fast food places. My mom used to say if we only had a Japanese, Thai and Indian restaurant we would really be uptown. Well we do now!  We will publish these guide from time to time and showcase some of our favorites in Laramie. The top five picks are not in any order, I don’t want to single out one over another just give you an idea of where to eat and the average cost for lunch.

El Zarape Mexican - Mike Gray photo

1. El Zarape Mexican Food – 204 S 3rd – Under $7 

If your in the mood for Mexican food that is affordable you can usually get something for $7 which is a really great deal these days. El Zarape makes there own tortillas fresh and the salsa is very distinctive and there food is authentic Mexican.






Sweet Melissa's - Mike Gray photo


2. Sweet Melissa’s – Vegetarian Cafe 213S First St. – Range $7-10



Vegetarians rejoice this is your place! If you are a vegetarian then you already know of Sweet Melissa’s if you are not a vegetarian your in for a big surprise, it’s very good!  An average entree is from $7-$10 and make sure you get desert!






Grand Avenue Pizza - Mike Gray photo


3. Grand Avenue Pizza – Daily Lunch Buffet 301 Grand Ave – Buffet $7



Grand Avenue Pizza’s buffet is amazing for $7 you can eat as much of there signature pizza’s like the Thai Pie, salad, pasta, french bread and soup! You won’t leave feeling hungry but you will need a nap.






The New Mandarin - Mike Gray photo


4. The New Mandarin – Buffet 1254 n. 3rd St – Buffet $10



The New Mandarin buffet has a hug selection of food that changes daily. The whole family will have there choice of rice and noddle dishes with peel and eat shrimp and hot and spicy soup.





Andale Rapido - Mike Gray photo


5. Andale Rapido Mexican – Under $8



Andale Rapido and the Corona Village have a big selection of Mexican food like Chicken Molle enchiladas and Mango enchiladas that are great. The amount of food you get is amazing and you will need to get a box for the leftovers.

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