When you're trying to lose weight, you want to choose restaurants wisely. Mexican restaurants actually tend to be a good choice for dieters. While you'll surely want to stay away from the cheesier dishes like loaded nachos, there do tend to be plenty of lighter, lower-calorie options on the menu. Here are a few key dishes to consider. Burrito Bowls While a whole burrito tends to be pretty high in calories, burrito bowls tend to be a lower-calorie choice.