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Oct 20, 2011 03:00 PM

Good Mexican food

looking for a restaurant near the western suburbs that serves good Mexican food. Not looking for gourmet. Tacos, enchiladas, fish. Thanks.

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  1. On the low end, you have El Limon in Conshohocken which serves great tacos and enchiladas. Family owned and the couple used to work at Coyote Crossing. Not sure that is west enough for you. If Blue Bell is far enough west, Tamarindos and El Sarape are good. If this area is too :central" for you, perhaps you could suggest what locales you are looking for.

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    1. re: cwdonald

      Now i can't decide. Plaza Azteca or El Limon???

      1. re: judyhorowitz

        They really are two different kinds of places. El Limon is a little place with fewer than ten tables, and a much smaller menu than Plaza Azteca. Think of it as a family run taquiera.

        Plaza Azteca is a chain, with all normal combinations you would expect at a tex Mex restaurant. To me its a step above Chi Chi's but I would hesitate to call it authentic. But the food is good, and lots of people on this board like it.

        You might enjoy looking at this review of EL Limon with pictures

        And here is the web site for Plaza Azteca

    2. I like El Cactus in souderton but dunno if that is in your range.

      1. I agree with El Sarape and avoid Coyote Crossing.

        1. good suggestions so far. I used to be a big fan of la taqueria michoacana in Norristown (sp?). food is a bot greasy but very authentic mexican street food & super tasty for the price.

          1. In Chester County, Taqueria Moroleon in Avondale has good, authentic Mexican food at very reasonable prices.

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            1. re: CindyJ

              I was just there this past Sunday, and I feel that food quality has suffered a bit. It wasn't as good as the last time I went there (which was about a year or so ago). Maybe they had to compensate and use different ingredients due to rising food costs, I dunno. It's not bad by any means, just not as good as I remembered it to be.

              If you were to travel that far out, I'd rather go to somewhere else in Kennett. I've been a fan of the hole in the wall place, La Hacienda in Kennett.

              1. re: paychecktoday

                I've to the place that opened in the location where Moroleone used to be. I liked it the first few times, but then it seemed to deteriorate, so we went back to Tacqueria and we were pretty satisfied. They may still be getting used to their new found success in that new location -- the place is packed on weekends. All things considered, it's probably my favorite in the area.

                La Hacienda -- is that the place just off State St. in Kennett? If so, I was there once and really didn't feel a need to return.

                There's a new Mexican place opening soon on Cypress St. Well, at least we have choices.

                La Hacienda
                2500 Federal St, Camden, NJ 08105