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Grande Mexico, Plaistow, NH: anyone been?

It's in a little strip mall behind/adjacent to the Heavn'ly Donuts. Just noticed it today. Has anyone eaten there?

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  1. It still has not been completed to open yet, I would love to have something new and different in Plaistow, NH area, but I think this is actually in Haverhill MA

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    1. re: Sherie

      Looks like there is one in HAverhill, but there's also this website:


      That says:
      Welcome to Grande Mexico
      Coming soon to Plaistow NH!!!!

      Now I wonder how far from me it is. :)

      1. re: Sherie

        My wife and I waited until it was open a couple of weeks. Not a big place, it seats about 80. First visit,- seated by an older hostess in Mexican dress, not the friendliest. She sat us at a large booth we shared with people we didn't know. The food was very good. No Domestic draft beer. Salsa sauce was good but only mildly spicey. Waitress was a young American girl who was very nice but not very knowledgeable of the menu as she was new.

        Second visit - Seated by a young Mexican in a booth of our own. Food again was very good. Waiter not very friendly and hoovered waiting to remove dinner ware, sometimes before you were done with it.

        Good menu, good food, lunch is served in 10 mins. or it is free. We got ours in 8 mins. Makes you wonder how much is pre-made. But, it was very good.

        We will go back again. Even if it wasn't the only Mexican Rest. in the area.

      2. I drive by this place every day practically. It is still not open. They seem to be taking their time opening this place. I too am looking forward to it. I would have guessed it was Plaistow...but it is right on the state line so I suppose it depends on which way the wind is blowing.

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        1. re: JoeFixes

          Yeah, that's the one. I was in that plaza on the Plaistow side (Shaws side), but it was early morning, so I didn't even bother to look in. Joe, if you see a "grand opening" sign, please post. I am hoping against hope for an awesome little Mexican place.

        2. If I could put 2.5 stars, I would. It was just OK. Place was jammed on the opening weekend. Drinks were pretty decent (Hornitos Margarita) and thank god we ordered them right when seated because my empty glass sat there for most of dinner and we were never asked if we wanted a refill or any water. Food was just OK. $10.95 for a small Steak Chimichanga that was more tortilla than steak and a plate full of black beans. You'd think they could have put a scoop of rice on the plate, it wouldv'e cost them about 11 cents to do so. My GF's dish was a touch better due to some good Mole' sauce but wasn't anything to write home about either. Will go back on a weeknight that's not as busy once they have their feet weet, but wasn't all that impressed. The owner and his GF hugging and kissing out in the open was a bit tacky as well.

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          1. re: Boomer Wells

            Boomer, you may want to go back and try it again, they really worked the kinks out. I found the service very good. Our waitress brought me a new glass of my drink before I was even done with it.

          2. I had eaten there this Sat. the 20th. It was maybe a 2 out of 5. My sister and some other friends all went there on Sat. All said the same thing. I will try one more time in the future do to being just opened. It is no Cafe Azteca or Mexican Lindos. Both which are 5 stars on price, food and atmosphere.

            1. My husband and I finally got a chance to try it out this past Friday night. I was fantastic! the food is very, very fresh, the service was great and the decore was very pleasant. It was nice not to have pizza or burgers for once! If you like fresh cooked Mexican this little well kept secret is going to blow you away!

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              1. re: KARichards4606

                What did you have? What made it stand out?

                1. re: three of us

                  I had the Chicken Chimmichunga with toro sauce, rice and beans. the Chimmichungs was very fresh and the toro sauce really made it pop. I was a bit learey about the toro sauce because i had never had it before and did not know what it was. When i asked our watress about it she offered me a sample to try; I was vey impressed. when I tried it it was very good with a hint of cinnamon, I was willing to give it a try and was glad I did, I really enjoyed it it, it was different. I just wish the Chimmichunga was a bit bigger though, I honestly could have eaten two. I did pour the toro sauce over my rice as well, it gave it a nice flavor. having the waitress re-filled my glas without asking was quite a suprise, I can't even tell you how many times I have sat shaking my glass in the air hoping someone (my watress) would notice. We went on a Friday night about 6pm, they were half full and not too over busy. I felt that the greeter in full bright Mexican dress was a little much.

                  1. re: KARichards4606

                    Thanks for the review. I pass this place every once in a while and am going to stop in next time. Maybe we'll get a review up at www.handfuloffood.com