Detroit's Mexicantown

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richardoldfield
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Detroit's Mexicantown - Tue, 04/25/06 7:52 AM
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I was surprised at how poorly Detroit's Mexicantown restaurants are represented on this board. Detroit has a very large Mexican population and a bunch of good restaurants serving Mexican food! Can I name a few? Yes, Evie's Tamales on Bagley, El Zocalo, El Comal, El Rancho, Arandas, and Las Brisas come to mind.

Evie's Tamales serves Northern cuisine, not Tex-Mex, at a very reasonable price. There is a special everyday and the wait staff is great. It isn't elegant but it damnned sure is good!

Regards,

Richard

UncleVic
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RE: Detroit's Mexicantown - Tue, 04/25/06 3:36 PM
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Thanks Richard! Welcome to Roadfood. Been alot of questions in the past about Detroit Eats. Nice to see some more input for the archives..

Sonny Funzio
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RE: Detroit's Mexicantown - Sat, 07/8/06 11:03 PM
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Detroit's Mexicantown does have some great eateries ... but what a huge disappointment with Restaurant Xochimilco there! Got accosted by an aggressive drunk panhandler *right* at the front door!! Bad, cold food, incredibly surly service and profanity all over the bathroom walls that ended up prompting an uncomfortable explanation to my brother's 7 year old when he started reading it outloud.

There are many excellent Mexican restaurants in Detroit, but I'll never go to Xochimilco again..

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RE: Detroit's Mexicantown - Tue, 08/15/06 3:01 PM
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Chicken Boy has left the building

Penoose
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RE: Detroit's Mexicantown - Mon, 10/2/06 7:31 PM
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>>Xochimilco<<

Not sure why everyone in Detroit goes here. It's pretty decent, but far from the best in Mexicantown.

Despite the generic-sounding name, the "Mexicantown Restaurant" on the corner is quite good.

P.