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Pueblo Solis-St. Louis

marymac Mar 27, 2007 01:24 PM

I used to think Pueblo Solis was the best Mexican restaurant in St. Louis. The last time I was ther e, however, it was disappointing. Was this a one time thing.? Haven't been back.

  1. bobzemuda Mar 28, 2007 07:10 AM

    you've probably just experienced better Mexican food elsewhere. With the number of immigrants on the rise in the city, the quality of Mexican food has gotten much better. I was put off myself by Solis the first time I dined there in 2000 and they served me asparagus.

    1) asparagus?
    2) undercooked asparagus without the woody stems being cut off

    they did have really good guacamole at the time, but that's the only thing I recall thinking much of.

    5 Replies
    1. re: bobzemuda
      Phaedrus Mar 28, 2007 03:12 PM

      The guac is amazing there. The best in St. Louis. The main thing I like about it is that it is not the conventional stuff. They have mole, they have a great carne asada. Having said that however, they have slipped. I thought it was due to the expansion, and I have gone back after the effects of the expansion should have been damped out, but there is definitely slippage.

      My favorite for a long time is Pueblo Nuevo on Lindbergh just north of the perimeter. Not a real fancy place but really good stuff.

      1. re: Phaedrus
        DetectDave Mar 29, 2007 03:20 AM

        I'll weigh in with a thumbs up for Pueblo Nuevo as well. Great food and fine service from the family as well.

        1. re: Phaedrus
          bobzemuda Mar 29, 2007 03:44 AM

          A 2nd thumbs up for Nuevo. In 98 or so I couldn't find much in the way of truly good authentic food, so I asked a Mexican co-worker where he went when he wanted Mexican food. He sent me to Pueblo Nuevo because the owners were from his village. That was enough credibility for me, so I made the trek and was not disapointed.

          1. re: Phaedrus
            chocofan Mar 29, 2007 07:51 PM

            are you from Atlanta? I have never heard anyone use the word "perimeter" in all my life here. When i lived in ATL they called 285 "the perimeter". i am glad for the mexican tip.

            1. re: chocofan
              Phaedrus Mar 30, 2007 05:17 AM

              LOL, very sheepishly. I lived nine years in Atlanta. I was a Rambling Wreck, gradual school was exactly that, gradual. I forgot whether it was 255 or 270 along that stretch so I just threw in the first thing I remember.

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