READERS' PICK: Whatever your favorite Mexican concoction -- fish tacos, beef fajitas, chicken enchilada, black-bean and cheese burrito -- you'll find some variation of it at La Salsa. There's nothing diminutive about the burritos here, which are invariably overstuffed with meats hot off the grill, or beans (your choice of pintos or black beans) simmered to tender perfection. Best of all, though, is an à la carte menu which lends itself well to light and hearty eaters alike, with each item well under the $5 mark.
READERS' POLL RUNNER-UP: Eegee's, 18 locations. Eegee's certainly deserves the accolades of our readers for its wide selection of hot and cold deli meat and vegetarian sandwiches, each customized to your tastes. The economical combo meal pairs a 4- or 8-inch deli sub with chips or fries, and a famous Eegee slush made with fresh fruit -- especially refreshing in the warmer months. There's always a featured flavor-of-the-month, but our informal polls show the watermelon (in July) is the ultimate choice.