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Mi Lindo Yucatan (24th Street) Report

Chowderhead May 21, 2004 11:51 AM

Had a great meal last night at Mi Lindo Yucatan on 24th Street (bt Noe/Castro). Arrived at 7:45 and there were only three empty tables. Had never been to the Valencia St. location but read about it much on chowhound. Nice atmosphere -- bright, colorful, sunny. We started with two tostadas to share: one with chicken, black bean puree, lettuce, onions, tomato and avocado ($2.50), the other a ceviche (shrimp, cilantro, onion & tomato ($3.75). Both were terrific; the flavor of each ingredient came through. For entrees, I had the cochinita pibil (roasted pork, banana leaves with achiote - $8.25) - delicious tucked into their tasty tortillas. Friend had the poc-chuc (grilled pork w/black beans, grilled onions & salsa - $8.75) and it was also very good. I think I'd order this on my next visit. All this plus two Pacificos for just $30 before tip. Can't wait to go back.

P.S. The table next to us ordered what looked like the appetizer sampler (tamales, panuchos, calbutes, flautas, chilindrinas, empanadas and polcanes - $12.75) and they had to take their entrees to go.

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    sailorbuoys May 21, 2004 08:34 PM

    Do you remember if this location, like the other on 15th st, only has the Amazing Posole on the weekends?

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    1. re: sailorbuoys
      Deelish May 21, 2004 11:45 PM

      Yes, they only have the posole and birria on weekends!

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      Malik May 21, 2004 01:27 PM

      Does anyone know which restaurant, if any, they replaced?

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      1. re: Malik
        jen maiser May 21, 2004 01:29 PM

        ya - Mexico City Restaurant.

        Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        1. re: jen maiser
          Chowderhead May 21, 2004 01:56 PM

          And before that, wasn't it Alcatraces? And weren't they going to reopen elsewhere?

          1. re: Chowderhead
            nja May 21, 2004 02:02 PM

            yes and yes, but I haven't yet heard any news of Gator's new restaurant.

            1. re: Chowderhead
              ChowFun (derek) May 21, 2004 06:22 PM

              Yes, somewhere in, or near the Marina district....but haven't heard anything since. Anybody?

            2. re: jen maiser
              Malik May 21, 2004 08:39 PM

              That's too bad. Mi Lindo Yucatan's original location is plenty close enough for me, and I've been wanting to try Mexico City for a while based on the positive recent reports on this board. If only they could have taken away one of the bland chain restaurants in the area instead.

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