After spending a few hours in my hairdresser’s chair a couple Saturday’s ago, I was ready to show off my new ‘do out on the town. It was still early in the day and painting the town red was not in the cards quite yet; fortunately, though, it was a beautiful day and we were in the mood for some good Mexican food. Taqueria Mi Pueblo ended up being our lunchtime destination. Mike is a Mi Pueblo regular, but this was my first time here.
My opinion of Mexican restaurants always starts at the chips and salsa, and Mi Pueblo did not disappoint. The salsa was smooth and fresh. The tomato, onion and cilantro flavors were strong without being overpowering. We also kicked off the afternoon with some margaritas – mango for Mike, traditional for me – to complete one of my other tests of a Mexican restaurant. The margaritas were tasty and arrived quickly. Then it was time to get to the serious business of lunch, the third and final test.
Avocados always draw me in, so I went with the Gringa Vegetariana, two tortillas sandwiching a good serving of cheese, avocados, tomatoes & lettuce. I added jalapenos, since I can never get enough. Mike usually goes with the beef steak taco dinner or one of their lunch specials. He is a big fan of everything he’s tried there. Today he went with something new and chose the Gringa Sincronizada, which was similar to mine but threw a helping of ham into the mix. Both were very generous portions and the flavors went together well. The food was good but not greasy and it was hard to stop eating even after we had our fill.
The atmosphere was fun and friendly. It is a fairly large restaurant compared to others I have been to in Mexicantown and has plenty of parking – there is even on site security patrolling the lot. Overall it was a great trip to Taqueria Mi Pueblo. We had a very generous lunch, great chips and salsa, yummy margaritas, wonderful service and still walked out for less than $30 including tip.