Originally posted by TJ Jackson
Never been there, Jim, sorry.
Good to see you back on the boards, though, been a while :-)
Boy have I been busy! Good to be back.
Taqueria Mexicano, by the way, in Eastgate near the McDonald's, is quite good, we've found. It's a "faster" balance to Rincon Mexicano, over next to the super saver cinemas....
Taqueria has great chiles rellenos and a great taco featuring pork rind simmered in red chile sauce. The "wet burrito" is great, as are the chimichangas -- the first chimi with an actually crisp shell I've had in a while.
Truthfully, we may be biased. We went for dinner one evening after a day at Coney Island Sunlite Pool. We arrived exactly at 5, when Taqueria opens for dinner. The proprietor came up to our table and said, "I've got a proposition for you." Beckoning to the rear of the place, he indicated a nicely presented spread of food. "I just had a photo shoot done for our website. I am too frugal to throw all this away. It's fresh -- just prepared. If you want to eat this for dinner, it's yours. On the house."
How do you turn aside an offer like that?
We feasted on soft tacos, enchiladas, burritos, "virgin" frozen margaritas, and the tropical salad, which includes chicken and mandarin oranges, among other things. My wife said she wouldn't have ordered it off the menu, but is glad she tried it; she loves it now.
We bought dessert: Three-milk cake. Total cost of dinner: Less than three bucks.
I tipped lavishly. We've been back a couple of times since. Service can be irregular, and the Mexican beer selection isn't what it could be (only Corona, Modelo Especial, and Modelo Negro), but the food is always quite good.