vietnamese and mexican in baltimore
- Chris Myers
can anyone recommend a good vietnamese or mexican
restaurant in baltimore? we've been here a year and
have yet to find any vietnamese restaurant in the city
and the two mexican places recommended for their
burritos (holy frijoles and loco hombre) fell FAR short
of the mark.
I don't know of any Vietnamese places (I still keep hoping there is one), but there are plenty of good, cheap Mexican places around (upper) Fells Point. My rule of thumb is, if you're willing to sacrifice cool ambiance for good food, avoid any Mexican place that's got a cute name.
I can't think of any of the names off the top my head, but if you start at Lombard and Broadway, walk south towards Eastern, and go left (East) on Eastern. You'll pass plenty of nice Mexican (and Salvadorian and Caribbean) places in a 15 min. walk. I've tried two of the Mexican places, and liked them both.
GREAT MEXICAN PLACE Opening at the end of July 2000 in Federal Hill (Charles St., I think):
Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria, featuring fine Southwestern and "New" Mexican Cuisine.
Creative appetizers, soups and salads and an interesting selection of entrees will be on the menu. Dishes range from chipotle seared shrimp on griddled corn cakes to traditional mexican carnitas, carne asada burrito, fish tacos and snapper vera cruz to southwestern specialties like ancho chile marinated grilled quail or plantain-crusted chilean sea bass.
The tequila bar highlights more than one hundred 100% blue agave tequilas. Decor is authentic, with furnishings brought from Mexico.
Michael Marx, owner/chef, really knows his way around this cuisine.
(OK, it's my kid brother but that guy can really cook)