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wondertrev Sep 12, 2007 06:23 PM

New Rochelle with Kids

Will be at Residence Inn by New Roc City, but I really want to avoid that place. Any suggestions for places within walking distance or a short cab ride? Wife prefers Italian, but I'm not that picky as I live in an upstate culinary wasteland. I hear there are good Mexican places in NR, but are they close to the hotel?

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    addictedtolunch Sep 12, 2007 08:22 PM

    Mexican Kitchen, And for Italian, Bella Bella are both close and OK.

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    1. re: addictedtolunch
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      dolores Sep 13, 2007 04:15 AM

      Augie's, family style Italian, near the Larchmont Diner.

      Or, in the other direction, Mamma Francesca, near the A&P.

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      MRS Sep 13, 2007 05:30 AM

      Coyote Flaco is around the corner. Yum!

      1. adamclyde Sep 13, 2007 05:45 AM

        You are within 1/2 mile of a handful of really good mexican places. If the weather is good, it's an easy walk to any of them. They are all on Main Street.

        I'd recommend either Mexican Corner Restaurant or Little Mexican Cafe. For the best tacos (but a little lower on ambiance) go to El Michoacano. I've wanted to try La Herradura, which is also right there in the same location, but haven't had a chance yet.

        Mexican Corner Restaurant has the most charm to me. And on the weekend they sell Pozole (a great mexican hominy and chile soup) that folks on the board here rave about. If the spit is running (vertical roaster ala gyro style), go to little mexican cafe for al pastor tacos. El Michoacano has the awesome carnitas tacos.

        Addresses are below. Let us know what you choose!

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        Mexican Corner
        497 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

        Little Mexican Cafe
        581 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

        El Michoacano
        485 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

        La Herradura
        563 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

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          Jumper46 Sep 14, 2007 04:05 PM

          I would highly recommend La Herradura, as mentioned above. Very close to you, child friendly, inexpensive, with fun authentic mexican food.

          1. re: adamclyde
            scharffenberger Sep 17, 2007 03:53 PM

            We like the Mexican Corner, and El Michocano. These are all in walking / stroller distance of New Rock.

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            wondertrev Sep 16, 2007 05:29 PM

            Thanks for the tips, y'all. As a expat Texan, I never would've thought to equate New Rochelle with Mexican food, but the Mexican Cafe was better than many places I've eaten in Dallas and Austin. Great service, and I had very good chiles rellenos. I usually make fun of chimichangas as faux-Mexican, but my wife ordered them, and they were quite good. The beef wasn't the ground glop, and the cheesy sauce was addicting. Margarita wasn't half-bad either.
            Went to Coyote Flaco 2 nights later. Food wasn't quite as good as Mexican Cafe, but my wife's margarita was fantastic. They also had my old Laredo stand-by, El Jimador tequila. Enchiladas Suizas and Oaxaca both had good, subtle green and mole sauces, and we're stuffed with breast meat. The kid's taco had meat that seemed rather Taco Bell-ish, but the guacamole and beans were both good. I'd happily go to either place again. She'll be coming back here for work, so La Herradura is scheduled for next visit.

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            1. re: wondertrev
              adamclyde Sep 16, 2007 05:48 PM

              great to hear you enjoyed it, and thanks for reporting back - always good to hear when the Board's tips helped out.

              - Adam

            2. scharffenberger Sep 22, 2007 05:23 AM

              So, where did you end up eating?

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              1. re: scharffenberger
                adamclyde Sep 22, 2007 05:44 AM

                sounds like they went to little mexican cafe (they posted above a few slots above).

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