Mexican in Pittsburgh?
Can anyone recommend a good Mexican place? I've been trying to find a place with a liquor license that's between the rivers. It can be authentic or tex-mex, either is fine. So far I'm batting out with either BYO joints or endless suggestions for Mad Mex, which I have tried but was not impressed. Thanks!
Iguana Grill on the South Side is good. Mexi-Casa in Dormont is a bit far, but non-smoking and very good. BYO is La Fiesta in Oakland or Taco Loco in the South Side.
I wasn't impressed with Mad Mex either. I didn't really thing MexiCasa in Dormont was really Mexican - they had ribs and wings on the menu (just my opinion). I like El Campesino in McMurray. It is really good and everyone I know that has been there has liked it.
not sure of their liquor license status, but mexico city (downtown) is pretty good. i agree with the other posts relating to mad mex; i am consistently unimpressed by the quality of their food. there's a place in leetsdale (right past sewickley) called azul that does some basic mexican food. they make a mean margarita and it has a great atmosphere. i eat there several times a month and am seldom disappointed.
Mexico City or Taco Loco for tacos (I believe both have al Pastor and Lingua among others). Azul in Leetsdale for a respectable non-combo plate dinner. I like El Campesino for enchiladas and chilaquiles. But there's still nothing for good seafood or a solid upscale dinner.
Also been waiting to try a Nicaraguan/Mexican place in Carnegie - Rivas. Seems like it's mostly combo plate stuff, but a few specialties. And owned by Nicaraguans who were flooded out in Etna couple years ago and relocated to Carnegie last year to reopen.
I just went to Mexico City (downtown) on Monday again and am still in love with it. They aren't open late but are byo, as far as I can tell. Cheap, with great service, fresh chips, yummy pork, etc.
I also like El Campesino (which has many locations around the suburbs of the city).