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Jun 9, 2005 09:55 AM

who makes the best mexican corn?

  • c

you know, the roasted kind w/ queso blanco, a little mayo, lime and chili?

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  1. Depending on your love of the mayo, there's a place on 5th Ave in the upper 40s that does it very well. However, it is absolutely covered in mayo and cotija. For a more realistically-covered elote I would recommend Cafe Habana Outpost in Ft. Greene. Haven't been there yet, but their branch in NoLiTa is great for these.

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    1. re: Lambretta76

      i love the corn at cafe habana...gotta check out the new branch.

      1. re: sam

        its great.
        i went there 3 times over memorial day weekend.
        they totally have to get their shit together, organization-wise,
        but the food is great.

    2. It isn't Mexican, but the corn side dish at Mekong in Park Slope is phenomenal. It's roasted with lime, scallions, and butter and just delicious.

      1. j

        I haven't had it myself, but supposedly Habana Outpost: Brooklyn is known for their Mexican corn.

        1. Maria's Mexican Cafe on Union has this too, very yummmy

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          1. re: quentin

            just went to maria's for the first time last night. YUMMY! had the enchilada suiza (shrimp enchilada)and it was nice and spicy. and a pomegranite margarita to wash it down. i did order the roasted corn...but it definetly was lacking in my opinion. there was no lime and not enough butter or salt or chili. everything else was splendid though. the guacamole came out in one of those huge lava rock bowls. the service was good too. the outdoor seating a plus.

          2. VeraCruz on Bedford near N7th st. -- the corn is fantastic -- so are their frozen margaritas-- and they have a backyard.