Mexigo in Croton
- Marge Jul 27, 2006 02:15 AM
Anyone tried it yet? The hype in the Journal News (for what that's worth) looked interesting!
Okay, we took the family to Mexigo tonight. Although it is clearly a take out joint, we sat at stools (even some little stools available for the kids) and ate there. The food was prepared quickly and curtiously. We tried a little bit of everything...
Guacamole-very good and fresh
Queso Frito-fried queso blanco without a coating was also very good.
Side of beans-the usual black beans
Then we shared 4 tacos (all soft corn)with different fillings. Carnita, Ropa Vieja, Tinga (spiced chicken) and Pescado. The ropa vieja was wonderful and the others were good and flavorful. Nothing too spicy. The vegetarian one is only rice and beans.
We also tried an Arepa (which I am a big fan of) also filled with carnitas. The arepa was delicious, soft, with a slight crispiness outside. All these came with a choice of 4 salsas (salsa manolo, salsa verde, pico de gallo and salsa fresco)
They were out of platanos and yuca fries which was disappointing...our favorite items usually.
At the end we got shaved flavored ice for the kids. They have the ice shaving machine up front so you watch it being made.
They also gave the kids foam animal hats, a real winner.
We spent most of the hour talking to Craig Purdy, the owner. He is quite sociable and accomodating. Considering it's been open less than two weeks, we were quite impressed. Give it a try.
did they have mole on the menu?
Strange they had arepas too... must have some non mexican things as - as far as I know - I've never seen an arepa on a mexican menu. Maybe they were really sopes, but called arepas because that was more familiar? Or, maybe they aren't sticking strictly to mexican. not that it is a problem, just seems out of the design since they said they wanted a oaxacan place.
anyhow, thanks for the report. If I can ever get to that side of westchester, I'll have to check it out.
I don't think the arepas were sopes. They were not bowl shaped, they were soft and they had whole corn kernels scattered throughout. However, I have about 1/10th the knowledge of latin/mexican cuisine compared to you, so I will always defer to your expertise.
However, if I ever see mole negro within a 25 mile radius, you'll be the first to know.
Since Northern Westchester is hotter than Mexico today, I decided to try Mexigo for lunch. Had the arepa with carnitas and salsa manolo, which was very good, and a side of refried beans, which were black and smoky and also very good.
Stopped by today. Thought it was quite good. Tacos with spiced chicken and salsa fresca were delicious. Arepa with pork and salsa manolo was spicy and made us wish we had ordered more.
Tiny place, very friendly service and seems the ingredients are very fresh.
Will be back ...
A welcome addition to Northern Westchester.