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Aug 12, 2008 04:50 PM

Los Mariachis in Phoenixville

We have been especially enamored with Los Maraiachis at 201 Gay Steet in Phoenixville. Very authentic and frequented by native Mexicans

We recently visited Jose Garces' Distrito on 39th Street in Phila. It was excellent but fancy and pricy.

Los Mariachis taquitos are mucho bueno

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  1. We went this evening. great service, very good fresh ceviche, very good carnitas and carnitas in green chili sauce. pork tamales very authentic. Look forward to trying other things there. we'll be back.

    4 Replies
    1. re: abaesel

      I am looking for really good chile rellenos (queso and carne) in the Philly burbs. Do you know of any places that have them on the menu?

      1. re: PattiCakes

        Los Mariachis in Phoenixville is great. There's also Taqueria La Michoacana in Norristown...very authentic. I couldn't find a website but here's some reviews:

        1. re: Fitzy31

          OK, I'm goin', I'm goin'! This is one of the first "real" Mexican places I've seen in the area. I'm a little curious as to why the chilaquiles are not listed as breakfast food, but otherwise the menu sings all the right songs to me. Ay Caramba!

          1. re: PattiCakes

            Well, it's the morning after & I'm still stuffed and smiling. We went last night to Taqueria La Michoacan with a party of 6. Wonderful. Best Mexican food I've had in the area other than some of the high-end places. The food is a good mix between standard taqueria and more involved dishes (shrimp Veracruz, mole, chile rellenos, carne ranchero or asada), and the prices are higher than an inexpensive taqueria. Some dishes -- the pozole, for instance -- are only availabale on certain days. No BYOB; they have a bar. As we tend to do when we go to a place that serves food we crave & don't get that often, we gorged; I'll be a little more judicious next time (maybe). I'll caution you to resist the temptaion to go heavy on the chips/salsa; it's easy to do, especially with the slow service. Leave room for the real food.

            The only down-side was that the service was slow -- very pleasant, but slow. We will be going back, probably with my daughter's Mexican FIL. He is not familiar with the restaurant and it's somewhat of a contest to try to trump him by finding acceptable Mexican places he didn't know about.

            By the way, they DO take reservations! That's probably a good idea if you have a party of more than 4. Also, they add a 15% tip for parties of 5 or more.

            I want to go back for breakfast -- they have chilaquiles!