Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > General Midwest Archive >
Feb 16, 2001 10:23 AM

Mexican in S.E. Michigan

  • j

Where is the best Mexican food in Southeast Michigan--Flint, Pontiac, Ann Arbor, Detroit.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Best tamales anywhere in the Midwest, perhaps the world. Creamy, luscious refried beans made with the real deal, lard. Peppy, fresh, cilantro-y/garlicky salsa. If you call ahead you can get cheese and other varieties of tamales, in addition to their spicy meat (beef) tamales. Have a wide range of other dishes in addition to breakfast --eggs and nopalitos. A don't miss, in SW Detroit, not too far from Ambassador bridge--on the otherside of the freeway. Can also order to take hom $6/dozen--so you'll never be without these treasures. Let us know what you think.

    2 Replies
    1. re: berkleybabe

      Head to Mexicantown, just a hop from the Ambassador Bridge. LOTS of good food there....

      1. re: jj

        Xochipotl (typing from memory, so I don't know if that's the exact spelling) on Bagley, west of 96, made a good meal, and fast. If you like lard in your refried beans, they've got it. The chips taste homemade - I could be wrong. The sauces are a little watery, but the cheese enchiladas I got were tasty.

    2. Don't know those areas so well, but if you want to travel 80 miles or so, El Azteco in East Lansing is very, very good: try the blue corn items!!

      1 Reply
      1. re: Blake Rees

        El Azteco is a fine place and a legendary college hangout, but it's a far cry from Mexican food. It's basically Cal-Mex. Sort of Chi-Chi's style food.