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May 21, 2007 09:50 AM

Authentic Mexican Scene in Bridgeport CT

Taqueria La Michoacana 1914 Main Street
When you walk in you will see the al pastor spit directly behind the counter. They make excellent tacos, especially the al pastor. Word is that their Pozole on the weekend is very good.

La Poblanita 1660 Park Avenue
These guys cook up a mean al pastor and carne asada tacos. The waitresses there are a lot of fun and the tell me that mole served on the weekend is the dish to try. They also run a bakery next door.

El Tenampa 2382 Main Street
I like the carnitas here, they always hit the spot. I have enjoyed their cemitas too. The last time I was there I observed a guy chowing down on a Huarache that looked great.

El Agave 2521 Main Street
I haven't tried this place yet.

El Taco Mexicano 2810 Fairfield Avenue
I recently tried their tacos arabes and found them to be ok, not too exciting. However, judging by the volume of Mexicans grabbing take out they must have something good. Anybody know?

Grand Pizza 1891 Main Street
I haven't tried this place either. It is a pizza joint that also serves pollo en salsa chipotle, flautas, tortas, and tacos.

You can tell by my reviews that I haven't had time to really have a sit down meal at any of these places. I usually just have time to grab a snack to go. I would be interested to know if anybody has had any experiences at theses places? I know there are a few that I have missed, please feel free to add them to the thread.

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  1. man... I've never thought I needed a reason to come to bridgeport... I think I'm going to have to muster one up. These places sound great. If you are finding huaraches, spit-roasted al pastor, etc., then you are finding some great stuff...

    Thanks for your reviews! we need more chow reports from places like bridgeport to prove that these outlying places aren't culinary wastelands...

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    1. re: adamclyde

      Bridgeport has a lot more than Mexican to offer chowhounds. In the near future I hope to write about the large Brazilian chow scene and West Indian scene there.

      I realize I missed a few Mexican places on Fairfield Avenue. There is a bakery and a deli I think....

      If anyone has any questions about Bport feel free to send me an email.

    2. El Taco Mexicano 2810 Fairfield Avenue

      I hit up this place at least every other week for their tacos or burritos - I have been going there for about a year plus. Recently, they took over the tattoo shop next door, so they actually have tables and a bathroom. I love their tacos, mmm, their chicken tacos or the pork and pineapple. The burritos that my friend always gets are delicious too.

      1. Definitely going to give these places a try. Thanks.

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        1. re: Elizzie

          El Taco Mexicano CLOSED!!!!!!! I am so upset - one day I went and they were just gone!
          I am to have to try some places on that list.

          1. What about Taco Loco on Fairfield Avenue? Food is pretty good there.