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suzspot Nov 6, 2008 03:23 PM

I was looking around Mexican Town in Detroit on the weekend...but was overwelmed trying to find a good place to eat...any recomondations?? I loved Honey Bee grocery store...great guaq, and tamales.

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    Jim M RE: suzspot Nov 6, 2008 04:33 PM

    I've had good Mexican meals at El Barzón, a little out of the way on Junction just south of Michigan.

    In the central area, I like El Comal on Vernor, which has foods from the rest of Central America as well, and the small Taquería Lupita for basic Mexican standards.

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      tokyo RE: Jim M Nov 7, 2008 12:04 PM

      I'll second Taqueria Lupita (on Bagley -this is the other end of Bagley, across I-75 from Honey Bee), especially for a quick, affordable lunch - 2 tacos with chopped steak, pork, or chicken (topped w/ cilantro & onions if you choose) w/ rice and beans for $2.99 -yum! For dinner, I would probably go across the street (down a block) to Los Galanes -great margaritas and a solid menu, IMHO. I've heard Evie's tamales (across from Lupita) are fantastic, but I haven't tried them.

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        JanPrimus RE: tokyo Nov 7, 2008 01:04 PM

        I'll third Taqueria Lupita...I love being able to fill a table up with food of all sorts for less than $20.

        If I could only get some beer with it.....

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          Jim M RE: JanPrimus Nov 7, 2008 04:28 PM

          Re: Lupita's lunches, also try the sandwiches (tortas) for a great takeout meal. The chorizo-and-egg one is often fantastic.

          Re: beer, has anyone experimented with bringing your own to some of the smaller places?

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      jlawrence01 RE: suzspot Nov 7, 2008 06:42 PM

      Is there a Mexican seafood place in Mexicantown in Detroit?

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        Jim M RE: jlawrence01 Nov 8, 2008 11:51 AM

        Yes, there's one called Rincón Taraxco, on Junction between Vernor and Fort (it's on the east side, closer to Fort--can't remember the "Rincón." I haven't been for a few years, so I haven't recommended it lately, but I had a garlic shrimp dish there that I liked a lot.

        Also, Doña Lola's on Springwells specializes in Ecuadorian seafood.

      2. coney with everything RE: suzspot Nov 9, 2008 04:01 AM

        We like Los Galanes when we are in the area. The food seems less like it all came out of the same underground kitchen than with Xochi, El Zocalo, Mexican Village.

        Honey Bee rocks, doesn't it!

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