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Jun 10, 2008 09:41 AM

College Park/Orlando Mexican

Has anyone been or heard anything about the new mexican restaurant in college park off of edgewater? They took over where Moe's used to be.

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  1. Haven't heard, but I'd love to try it. Do you know what it's called?

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    1. re: starbucksbrew

      It was hard to read the name when i went by. I think it was texeria or something. They claim to blend old mexican style with new cooking techinques or something along those lines. Looking in, it apears to be a more upscale mexican place with white linen tables and such.

      1. re: fsupilam33

        Is it the same quick casual concept or is there table service?

    2. Paxia
      Alta cocina Mexicana

      2611 Edgewater Drive
      Orlando, FL 32804

      Ran by today at lunch while out, they've complete redone the inside, looks upscale.
      There is a bar area and a dining area. They advertise 2 for 1 margarita's M-F, 5-7 PM as you walk in and on their lunch menu.

      Lunch menu has Apps, Salads, Entrees, Soups and Desserts....entrees range from $7 beef or chicken tacos (quantity not mentioned) to $14 for the NY Strip Steak Veracruz.

      I was told they had a website but when I tried the address that was given when I was back at the office, it didn't work.


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        1. re: fsupilam33

          The website is:

          Though it looks like the restaurant launched before the site did. I'm going to try to pop by this week and see if it's any good.

          1. re: katygirl

            Should be. There was an ad for it in the Sentinel last week.

            1. re: katygirl

              Yes, it is open. Lunch is 11AM -3PM and they are open for dinner.

              I did see a brunch menu at a distance, but I don't know if they are officially opened for that yet.


              1. re: winechic

                This is really a third party report, but I have some friends that stopped by over the weekend. They said it is lackluster Tex Mex at best and gave them 3 months before they shut the doors.
                I'm gonna wait and see other reviews here before I head over!

                1. re: katygirl

                  I finally got to try it myself for lunch today. The manager indicated they weren't haveing their "grand opening" for another two weeks and that they were not done decorating. I think they've done a pretty good job with the interior of the place minus some touch up that needs to be done.

                  The service was good considering their was one waitress for 10 tables. I think they got more people for lunch than expected.

                  We had the fresh guacmole as an appetizer and it was very good. For lunch I had the Skirt Steak Fajita. The steak was a little over cooked, but it was a good dish. My date had the Chicken Enchaladias and she indicated they were good as well.

                  I look forward to going back in a couple weeks to see if they are still improving. If so I think it will be a good addition to Colege Park. If not, oh well we still got PR's and Pacos

                  1. re: fsupilam33

                    It's disappointing to hear that it serves fajitas and enhiladas, even if the quality is good. From the restaurant's ad, there was promise of another level of Mexican cuisine entirely. Shucks.

                    1. re: rudykins

                      Just take a jaunt up the road to winter park on hwy 17-92. There you will find El Potro next to k-mart. Mexican owned and operated and priced just right. They have a good buffet at lunch for under $10! The best tamales! They do not have full liquor though. Apopka and Deland have one too!

                      1. re: mountdorahound

                        I enjoy this place too. New location in Maitland now.

                      2. re: rudykins

                        Yeah, the website says "expect the unexpected." Maybe not so much? I'll probably still give it a try though. I'll try any new restaurant that's not horrible.

                    2. re: katygirl

                      I've still got their lunch menu sitting is the unexpected very quickly in the entrees section

                      Tacos (Beef or chicken)

                      Enchiladas (Beef, Chicken or Cheese)

                      Enchiladas Suizas (Corn totillas stuffed with Chicken topped with green tomatillo sauce, melted cheese and a dollop of sour cream.)

                      Tostadas (Beef, Chicken or Cheese)

                      Flautas (Beef or chicken)

                      Burritos (Beef or chicken)

                      Pollo Mole Poblano (Chicken breast dressed with special chile poblano chocolate sauce served with rice and beans)

                      Pollo Chipotle (Sauteed Chicken breast drizzled with a smokey chipotle chille sauce)

                      Fajitas de pollo (Chicken Fajitas)

                      Chargrilled Skirt Steak

                      NY Strip Steak Veracruz

                      Skirt steak Fajitas

                      Fajitas de Camaron (Shrimp Fajitas)

                        1. re: rudykins

                          supposedly the dinner menu is a little bit more adveterous, plus for lunch, i see more on there than you would find at your typical mexican place

                          1. re: fsupilam33

                            Ya, I'd agree to there being a few different things on the lunch menu. However, I didn't eat there, so I cannot speak for the actual food.

                            I'm sure most consumers going to a Mexican restaurant would expect to see the "normal" (Americanized) Mexican standbys on the menu. Esp. in College Park, which is mostly families with a few business people sprinkled in for lunch hours.

                            That said, don't know if Paxia should be hyping the "unexpected" angle with standard Mexican fare comprising the bulk of the menu (that I saw) and 2 for 1 margarita's advertised everywhere. My 2 cents...

                            I'm not over in my old neighborhood much these days, so it will be awhile before I head over for Paxia. Esp. with Nonna, K, Harmoni and Taste being great cullinary destinations that I happily spend money on gas to drive back into College Park to visit.


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