300 River Place Drive Stroh River Place complex Detroit, MI 48207
Master Chef Jimmy Schmidt is well known around Detroit for his seafood and meat emporiums. His iconic Rattlesnake Club is a very open, airy and elegant space near the Detroit River (and despite the name, rattlesnake is not on the menu). Lake Ontario pickerel, prime porterhouse steak, perch with watercress sauce, swordfish, oysters and Caesar salad are among the many carefully prepared and presented menu items. The white chocolate ravioli is to die for. Huge flower arrangements and colorful paintings set off the oak tables and chairs in the main dining room. A porch area is also open for dining.
400 Renaissance Center Suite A-403 Detroit, MI 48243
Andiamo Detroit Riverfront is located right on the Detroit River, so you'll be dining surrounded by vistas of both the city and the water. Fresh seasonal ingredients are standard here, making each dish that much better. The Filleto di Manzo is one of the most popular creations here, and a must-try during your visit. The decor is chic, modern, and sophisticated; it's perfect for any occasion, whether it's a family dinner or spending quality time with your loved one.
Taqueria Lupita's bills itself as Detroit's "house of the original Mexican taco" and they just might be right. With over a dozen different types of tacos offered, they are at least the home of the most variety of tacos. But the delicious food doesn't stop there. From the warm chips and variety of salsas that start your meal to the entire menu, you can be sure it will be tasty and authentic. With prices like these, you'll be able to order everything that catches your fancy and then some!
Duly's Place is a legendary, classic diner that has been serving up everything from breakfast to chili dogs for over 90 years. Duly's faithful swear that they serve the best Coney in Detroit, and is also first choice for breakfast. Low prices and friendly staff round out the reasons that Duly's has been around for so long, and still going strong.They accept payments through cash only.
Los Galanes offers the total package in Mexicantown. The menu consists of all your Mexican favorites, all incorporating their famous handmade tortillas. Any typical Mexican dish you can imagine, they have it on the menu, including some that have authentic versions as well as their Tex-Mex counterparts. The full bar serves up delicious margaritas and more. In addition to the family-friendly dining, Los Galanes also offers live musical entertainment and dancing, although be advised children are not permitted on the dance floor.
Senor Lopez himself hails from Hidalgo, Mexico and brings all the authentic flavors and recipes of his home to his restaurant in Southwest Detroit. The menu features classic Mexican dishes like Chile Verde Pork, enchiladas, fajitas and tacos. But where Senor Lopez really shines is in the authentic house specialties like Chiles en Nogada (a special chile and nut dish), Cochinita Pibil (pork slow-roasted in banana leaves), handmade tamales, Chiles Rellenos and Carne Asada. Whether you're in the mood for a simple taco or a dish that took hours to make, Senor Lopez will not disappoint.
Look for the giant horse on the roof and you'll know you've found Green Dot Stables. This horse-racing themed restaurant is a true delight to see with its brick walls and equestrian paraphernalia adorning the walls. Nowhere else will you find such an extensive selection of sliders of all kinds. Choose from mini versions of Cubanos, with ham and swiss and grilled cheese, or go for something more adventurous like the gyro slider (a must for Detroit), the Korean peanut butter kimchi slider or the intriguing "mystery meat" slider. Green Dot Stables also serves up six different types of fries and a good number of salads. The full bar offers any number of cheap and delicious cocktails and beers.
Taqueria El Rey is one of Detroit's favorite taquerias. Although El Rey cooks up all your classic Mexican favorites like burritos and quesadillas, what they are really known for are their whole grilled chickens. You can also get the famous chicken in the tacos, burritos, tortas and pretty much anything else on the menu. Make sure you get there before they run out! Taqueria El Rey is also a favorite for tacos, with about 15 different varieties.
Easily the best food bargain in Detroit is this thoroughly unpretentious diner in the heart of Mexicantown. The best tamales in the state are churned out here. The choice of what you can put inside the steamed corn husk of the tamales includes spiced-just-right pork or chicken, beans or even fruit. The decor has only the bare essentials, but that deficiency is counter-balanced by solicitous service and an extensive menu beyond tamales, including steak and eggs, short ribs, menudos and botanas (generous chips, cheese and vegetables platters).
When this once-obscure hole-in-the-wall expanded from a bar and pool room to a big restaurant, it marked the revival of the western portion of Mexicantown. Now Xochimilco is so popular that crowds regularly keep coming in. Plenty of competitors have opened their doors, but Xochimilco is still the top spot for its dependability. The formula is simple: generous portions of Mexican staples, including tasty guacamole and gargantuan burritos. The price has remained affordable, and people keep coming nightly until 2a for drinks and munchies.
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Hilton hotel located within a few miles of many important corporate headquarters. It has both an indoor and outdoor heated pool with a sun deck. The large lobby has ...