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Mexican Place in White Plains

Has anyone tried the Mexican place on Gedney Way in White Plains? Is it good?

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  1. I don't know about that one but I am curious about the new one on Quarropas Street.

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    1. re: JMF

      I don't know if it's new, but Hacienda Azteca on Quarropas is above average and fairly authentic Mexican. It's a little overpriced, but the sauces are tasty.

    2. I have been to Sunset Grille twice. Remember Don Emilio and the mexican restaurants he had at various times in Mt Vernon, Stamford and Larchmont? This is his place too, he'll probably greet you at the door (which makes me wonder if this place won't be around too long, either).

      The first time I went I had a soft shell crab special. Unusual, I know, for a Mexican restaurant, but it was fabulous. I also remember the pomegranite martini. My friends had steak, burritos, etc. Big servings, all were happy.

      The next time I went was a couple of weeks ago for lunch. I had the skirt steak, it was good. Tasted the quesadilla appetizer, good and a chicken burrito dish. It was all, quality-wise, above your basic Mexican fare that you'd get at a place such as Mary Anne's in Port Chester. It was more like Mexican style than flat out Mexican cuisine. Be warned that the food is prepared spicy, so if you don't like chile, you should let them know when you order. Also, the bar can get crowded on weekends (as does the restaurant).

      They serve a Sunday brunch, the menu looks above the ordinary. If anyone has tried that, please post.

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      1. re: Dim Sum Diva

        Thank you!

        Sure, I remember Don Emilio's in Larchmont. Sounds good; I'll give it a try.

      2. Cool...yes and yes on Larchmont (and Mamaroneck, the place across from the car wash).

        I'll have to give it a try. Is it a left or a right off of Mamaroneck Ave. going towards downtown WP?

        Thanks for the tip.

        1. Going north on Mamaroneck Avenue, you turn left on Gedney Way (Burke Rehab is on the opposite corner, Gillie Park is on the left).

          Don't forget that pomegranite martini...

          1. Thank you, Dim Sum Diva. This is a definite 'must try'!

            1. Went last night -- very good. Not crowded, as restaurants still are not, thankfully, on Sunday nights.

              It was nice to see Don Emilio again, and I told him about this website. He has a tastings menu on Tuesday, $42. a person, and they look interesting.

              We had the pork tamale (just one in the appetizer), it was quite good. I had the panuchos, also an appetizer, for my entree, and Mr. dolores had the garlic shrimp entree. He liked his, and I enjoyed all the different tastes in the panuchos.

              Dessert was a crepe with caramel ice cream -- I wanted the cherry pie special but deferred (later wished I had gotten it).

              Sauces with the chips were not the usual salsa, instead red and green chile dipping sauces. Both slightly hot.

              Service was outstanding.

              Oh, and the pomegranate martini was very, very good.

              A departure from his other two 'Don Emilio's' but very interesting and I recommend it.

              1. Guadalajara in Briarcliff Manor is not far from White Plains and their Mexican food is great. Nice menu in a comfortable dining room. Great Margaritas and they prepare guacamole at the table for you.

                1. I know the Sunset Grille. It's wonderful, they have the most amazing mole I have every tasted. Everything is great, I am working my way through the menu. The tortillas they make are supposed to be really special. They are good I know that. Anyway, I know the guy who owns it and it's not Don Emilio. It's a guy named Scott, great guy, I think he will be around for a long time. He knows what he is doing. Don Emilio is working as manager/host. I remember him from years ago too. Never could figure out why those other places he had didn't last. Food was pretty good and he does know how to work a room. Always wondered about what happened though. Anybody got any scoop on that? He's quite a character. Been wanting to try that Guadalajara place too, can't seem to get enough of Sunset Grille though. It's some of the best Mexican food i have ever had. Check it out.

                  1. We went there last night. All in all, a good experience and we will be back to try it again. Service is spotty. Very pleasant, but a bit inept-- we were asked 3 times by 3 different people if we wanted water, but the water didn't materialize until midway through the meal. A pitcher of red sangria was excellent, as was the crab empanada appetizer we split. My husband's steak was tasty, but cooked more toward medium well than the medium rare he ordered. My mariscos was tasty also, but for $24 was pretty short on seafood-- 2 small shrimp, a couple of clams and a few small pieces of calamari and shredded fish. There were mussel shells-- but the actual meat had fallen out of most of the mussels during cooking and I never did find them in the sauce. I wouldn't order that again.

                    The fresh corn tortillas and the sauces they served with the chips were excellent. The veggies that they served with the steak and the refries were much better than average. We would definitely try the place again, but we're going to give them a chance to work out a few kinks before we return.

                    1. Excellent place. Certainly many steps above the burrioto shops. Creative, very fresh ingredients. Nice fish.

                      1. There should be more talk on this board about Hacienda Azteca. The ceviche is excellent, the quesdos are fantastic. Drinks are strong - expensive but it depends on how you look at it. Large and lasts a while just ordering a few. Food, atmoshpere - mole is a great recipe, love the suizas, very fresh ingedients that you can taste the difference - much better than any other Mexican I've had in Westchester.