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Stopped by to see an old friend - Mexican Village - Detroit

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mm23red Dec 28, 2010 09:02 AM

After seeing Jeff Dunham last Sunday at the Joe, we tried to get into Slows but the wait was over an hour. I haven't been out to this part of town for a while. We decided to go to Mexican Village on Bagley. I don't know if I was just really hungry but the food seemed really good. I had the enchiladas suizas, da wife had Arizonian combo and son had enchiladas rancheros. All three of us commented on good everything was. It was nice stopping back to an old haunt.

  1. coney with everything Dec 29, 2010 04:25 AM

    Last time we ate at Mexican Village was ironically after St Patrick's Day Mass at Holy Trinity a couple of years ago...all the Irish places were way too insane and we were with a large group.

    I think it was OK for what it is...but still prefer Los Galanes for Mexicantown eats.

    1. dearborn barkis Jan 1, 2011 05:42 AM

      Among the Detroit area's greatest assets are the numerous ethnic neighborhoods with wonderful chow. Mexican, Lebanese, Indian, Iraqi, Polish, Yemeni, Irish, Jewish, Greek--did I forget anyone?. We have a district for each, all with restaurants run by immigrants

      @coney with everything: Having just experienced Tony Packo's in Toledo, I wish we had a Hungarian neighborhood too.

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        boagman Jan 1, 2011 11:49 AM

        Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck has a Hungarian Pancake, and it's delicious, though I can't vouch for its authenicity to the region of its namesake. Great entree, though.

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        Polish Village Cafe
        2990 Yemans St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

        1. re: dearborn barkis
          jjspw Jan 1, 2011 06:01 PM

          Ellie's Grill & Coney in Berkley has very good homestyle Hungarian, Macedonian, and Polish food. Much more homey and comforting than the corporate pre-fab stuff that is Tony Packo's.

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          Ellie's Grill & Coney
          2033 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley, MI 48072

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            Jim M Jan 1, 2011 06:25 PM

            Couple of Hungarian places around (and Windsor has at least one, too). I have never tried Hungarian Rhapsody in Southgate, but I've heard it's good.

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            Hungarian Rhapsody
            14315 Northline Rd, Southgate, MI 48195

            1. re: Jim M
              rainsux Jan 2, 2011 02:22 AM

              Rhapsody is good.

              Blue Danube is is Windsor. Both remind me of dinner at grandmother's. <g>

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              Blue Danube
              2439 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

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