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Old Mexico Restaurant

flacito Jan 7, 2014 01:06 PM

Did this old school restaurant ever reopen?

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    Stuartmc910 Jan 8, 2014 12:06 PM

    I had my first Mexican meal at that place back in the early 60s. Made me a life long lover of Mexican food.

    1. Steve R Jan 7, 2014 06:40 PM

      No... Gone for many,many years. Owners sold their house in Bklyn Hts & then closed the place & moved. Their 20something kids ran it for the last years & the family concentrated on the wholesale fresh chips & tortilla making biz upstairs (closed at the same time). It wasn't very good for awhile before the closing.

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        Bkeats Jan 8, 2014 05:51 AM

        Steve, how long ago did the parents move? I must have only gone post that time as I thought the food was terrible.

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          Steve R Jan 8, 2014 04:23 PM

          No, their kids ran it when they were still around. I moved here in '81 & loved buying bags of fresh chips and tortillas from them for years. However, the restaurant food was always very uneven. They were also very rigid and had an entire page of various combinations but wouldn't let customers deviate at all. Somewhere around 1990 (maybe before), it lost its way & I think they just went thru the motions. With no competition, it was really the best of a couple of bad options.... Thank god for Sunset Park.

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            Bkeats Jan 9, 2014 04:30 AM

            Ah. Only experienced it in the '90s and I thought it was a poor simulation of mexican food. Mezcal's on Atlantic was better though still not great.

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