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Dec 21, 2006 03:10 PM

best mexican food in indianapolis?

I have been very disappointed so far. I have lived here for two years, and YUCK.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Have you tried Pancho's near 70th and Michigan?

    1. nope! I haven't seen it, either. We live near Wynnedale, across the river from the art museum so I'm on michigan rd all the time.

      I'll have to look for it though. Thanks!

      1. It's in a little strip mall -- the one that almost looks abandoned just south of 71st. I am told by those who know that it is quite authentic -- I just know that it is delicious!
        There are several other taquerias in that area, but that's the only one I've tried.

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        1. You've got 2 really good Mexican place right there on Michigan.

          Huachinango is a new place at 79th and Michigan. It's on the left side of Michigan as you head north. It's only been open a couple of months so they just have a temporary sign up at the moment. They specialize in fish and seafood dishes but have a full range of other dishes. We ate there last night and had a great meal. Good fresh salsa and chips to start. We both had a bowl of the shrimp soup to start. A delicious spicey broth with vegetables and lots of shrimp. Very good! My wife had a whole red snapper (their specialty) preparation (they have several) and I had the carne guisada, a variation of the standard carne asada. The owner makes a good margarita, too.

          Another place at 8421 Michigan Rd is Los Llanos. It's been a few months since we ate there so I can't remember exactly what we had, but I do remember being very impressed with the meal.

          If you are looking for authenticity, try the new Oaxacan taqueria in the small food court at the front of the Saraga internantional grocery store. The last time we were there I had cabeza tacos and my wife had wonderful tamales. I've also had very good lengua tacos there, as well.

          1. Pancho's is excellent and quite authentic. This family run business has also opened a second location on the northside - corner of 96th and Allisonville. Menu and staff are the same at both locations.

            I also enjoy La Margarita - especially the nopalitos! It's now locatd around 86th and Meridian. Always very reliable from a food standpoint, but the margaritas leave something to be desired.

            An interesting note on the new Huachinango - depending on your ethnicity, you get a different menu. A good friend (Mexican) and her husband (Caucasian) were provided distinctly different menus that were more than just "translational differences." Both found the food to be exceptional.