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Kid friendly • reader picks

Published June 28, 2013 1:01 am

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Winner

Red Iguana • The family behind Red Iguana has been serving up delicious Mexican food for so long that customers who were brought there as children are bringing their own kids. Owner Lucy Cardenas, whose family opened Casa Grande in 1965, said families like the colorful murals and high energy — it's sort of a cultural event. "It's like going to the theater," she said. The children's menu offers basic Mexican dishes such as tacos and burritos — and soon will include mac and cheese and a PB&J wrap — but plenty of children are willing to try the real mole deal.

First runner-up

Beastro at Hogle Zoo • With a pizza station, deli, burgers and hot dogs, there's something to please the pickiest eater.

Second runner-up

Blue Plate Diner • What kid doesn't love pancakes, especially chocolate-chip ones? Breakfast served all day.