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Searching for good Mexican Food in Mesa

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Camper2419 Oct 15, 2009 03:23 PM

We will be in Mesa next week and are looking for a good hole in the wall place for Mexican food. Suggestions? Is there any good food in Mesa? We'll have quite a few meals to eat!

  1. silverbear Oct 15, 2009 03:24 PM

    Mesa is quite large. What part of town will you be in?

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      Camper2419 Oct 15, 2009 03:35 PM

      South Greenway and East Main (I think?). We are staying at Greenfield Village 55+ resort.

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      MesaChow Oct 15, 2009 03:57 PM

      Mariscos Sinaloa at the corner of McKellips & Gilbert is great for Mexican seafood and not too far from your location. Not a lot of English spoken, but that lends to the fun of it.

      My favorites are the 'chicarrones' (fish), coctel de camaron or mariscos, huachinango filet (done in your choice of styles - breaded, broiled, veracruz style, and several others) and camarones al chipotle. Husband loves the arroz marinero (with a variety of seafood). Most entrees are served with a side of rice, salad and sliced fried potatoes. Service can be slow, but very friendly.

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        Camper2419 Oct 15, 2009 04:04 PM

        WOW! My mouth is watering already! That sounds perfect!

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        boingo2000 Oct 15, 2009 04:13 PM

        Blue Adobe Grill is one of my favorites in town. It's New Mexican style, but not as spicy as many other New Mexican spots (such as Los Dos Molinos, which is excellent but verrryyy hot). Mango's, on Main in downtown, is a great spot for lunch...I love the chips. Rosa's Grill is another decent spot that does basic Mexican fare well (and their salsas are wonderful...esp. the sweet verde salsa).

        I've added links, but there doesn't appear to be one for Rosa's. Here's the Yelp page: http://www.yelp.com/biz/rosas-mexican...

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        Los Dos Molinos
        260 S Alma School Rd Ste 137, Mesa, AZ 85210

        Mango's Mexican Restaurant & Bakery
        44 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

        Blue Adobe Grille
        144 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201

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        1. re: boingo2000
          jkgourmet Oct 19, 2009 03:22 PM

          I'll add two to the above suggestions:

          Chileros is some pretty good stuff. No liquor license, but good caring service. A little hard to see from the road - just north of the Bascha's in the same strip mall.

          Avoid Nando's (on Mcdowell and Power) like the plague. Truly, a weight watchers frozen mexican entree is better.

          I've also added Red, White and Brew. While it's not Mexican, I think it has some of the best food for the price and service in the area. The menu is wide and varied and very good, servings are large, so expect leftovers. Excellent service, no reservations, may have to wait for a table, esp. on weekends.

          I'd also suggest you venture a little bit and go to Los Sombreros. Not very far into South Scottsdale and will likely be the standout meal of your trip if you are concentrating on Mexican.

          jkgourmet
          www.AnythingGoesGourmet.com

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          Los Sombreros Cafe & Cantina
          2534 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

          Red White and Brew
          4580 S Gilbert Rd, Chandler, AZ, USA, Chandler, AZ

          Chileros
          1157 N Ellsworth Rd Ste 101, Mesa, AZ 85207

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