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Dec 6, 2007 07:02 AM

White Plains Mexican - Roberto's

I work in White Plains but live in New York. There are few places I have found to eat at in the WP for lunch, which really bums me out, especially for a quick lunch. Typically, I eat at the salad place on Mamaroneck, which is a Chopped knock-off, but decent. There is a Chinese place called Bao's that is OK as well.

However, recently, I stopped into Roberto's, a Mexican restaurant on East Poast Road (102 E. Post). Dude, the food is ridiculously awesome and extremely authentic. The tacos are exactly as I have them in Mexico and California. So good. I absolutely love it and have been eating there constantly for the past two weeks.

I have never posted to a food blog in my life, but I want these guys to succeed. I have hardly seen another customer in the store, and I don't want it to go out of business. Enjoy!!


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  1. I've stopped in for a quick bite once. Taco was good, place was emmmmpty. Anyone else been here?

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    1. re: Wizzapizza

      Sadly, no, and no doubt won't be going.

      Perhaps when the Ritz is completed?

        1. re: adamclyde

          Got a steak taco, just one, on the fly. I didn't really pay much attention to it- I was in a big rush. From what I remember, it was tasty. I'd be interested to hear an opinion from others who a) have been there more than once for five minutes, and b) know more about Mexican food than me.

          Also, what's the story behind the place? Is it a mom and pop, or did they have a previous restaurant? I think this used to be a Twin Donut, and I don't see a lot of clientele, so I'm a little leary.

          1. re: Wizzapizza

            if it's the place I'm thinking of (up the hill on post?, on the left hand side if you are going toward 287), then it's been around for some time. I've seen it, but usually on my way two or from cancun delights or veracruz, which sit at the bottom of the hill. I'll give it a try soon and see if I can find out more...

            1. re: adamclyde

              It's right at the corner of E. Post and Grand- it is on the left as you travel from WP Hospital toward Mamaroneck Ave. Been open about a year, I think.

      1. is the spot open for dinner too????

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        1. re: southlake

          Yeah, I just went by there today for dinner. Got two tacos - one carnitas and one cecina. They were pretty decent. The carnitas was very tender, if not as rich as I'd like. the cecina was flavorful as you'd expect, though nothing really out of the ordinary.

          Now, the place needs much more exploration. I'll probably head back again soon... need to try out more of the samplings there. It's intriguing...

        2. My boyfriend and I just had a delicious meal at Roberto's. I too don’t typically write about my dining experiences but I was so impressed by not only the food and great prices but the wonderful staff that I had to comment.

          Roberto's is a smallish, counter style restaurant (although they did provide us with fabulous table service) that provides excellent Mexican food at extremely affordable prices. My boyfriend and I split a beef tostada order (comes with 3), fried chicken torta (it was AMAZING and huge), spicy pork taco, two side orders of rice, two bottles of water and a rice pudding for $25. The food arrived promptly and was very fresh and tasty. It is an extremely casual place but the food was amazing. More importantly, the staff was super friendly and very attentive. A really great find! Please, go try it.

          1. Coincidentally, though I've been meaning to try this place for some time, preferably with my husband in tow, who is more familiar with authentic Mexican food, we just went for lunch this past Monday. It was, of course, a holiday and mid-afternoon (the true Mexican lunch hour, as my husband pointed out) so the place was quite busy -- and with actual Mexicans (we seemed to be the only gringos.) Hubby had a plate of mixed sopes: chicken and carnitas, I know, but don't remember the third, maybe carne. I had 3 tacos: carne enchilada, carnitas and tongue. It was more food than we could actually finish, but they were quite tasty. I especially liked my tongue taco. I am not enough of a taco/sope maven to rate them authoritatively against others, but we certainly enjoyed our meal. Each portion came to $7.50. The atmosphere was lively and other patrons were kibbitzing with us in a mixture of languages. By the way, their printed menu is illustrated (and translated for the most part into English), so people unfamiliar with the food should be able to deal with the ordering. The waiter, also, until he understood that we had some knowledge of the language and food, was fully prepared to give us a crash course.

            Luxury dining it is not, but we'll certainly go back.

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            1. re: Westjanie

              Hey, compared to the three other mexican taquerias on that same strip of the Post Rd, Roberto's decor is darn near luxury inside!

              I have only been twice, but should head back there. The sopes would be a good place to start, I think. Thanks for the reminder, folks.

            2. Had lunch there today based on the posts and we really enjoyed it. We were the ONLY english speaking clientele in the place - service was great - they really cared and were attentive. The food was really good for a local mexican lunch or I guess dinner. As for lack of business - the place was pretty much full the entire time - maybe one or two tables open at any one time.
              We had some sweet tamales which were pretty good (even my finicky kids enjoyed) - some stuffed peppers (stuffed with mozzerella topped with a tomato sauce w/rice and beans), then we had some tacos (steak, tongue & chicken) all really good on soft taco 'shells'. I am not a Mexican fare afficianado but we really rnjoyed it and will be back - extensive menu and cheap.
              Also, the place seemed VERY clean which is a good sign of a committed owner - seems family+ run. Enjoy!