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. Besides the tacos, other menu items include tostadas, chiles rellenos, enchiladas and tortas just to name a few. 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.
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.
Easily the best food bargain in Detroit is this thoroughly unpretentious diner in the heart of Mexicantown. The best tamales in the state and perhaps in the entire United States 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 fill its three dining rooms on the first floor and crowd into second-floor cubicles. 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.
Once a secret known only to adventurous diners, El Comal has become more popular and accessible after moving to larger quarters. Patrons rave about Elda Castellano's affordable, hearty and wondrous Central American food. There are Mexican staples on the menu, but the hard-to-find Guatemalan, Salvadoran and Colombian items overshadow them. Among the favorites are pupusas (cornmeal cake filled with beans, pork or cheese), fried plantains and golden hen soup. The handmade tortillas are cooked fresh on a large grill (El Comal means "grill"). It's a very unpretentious place; the food's the star.
Whether you are catching a show at Fisher Theater or just happen to be in the area, stop by Cuisine. Featuring an inviting ambiance, friendly staff and vintage decor, this French restaurant guarantees an unforgettable dining experience. The menu highlights classic French favorites like Quail, Filet of Beef Tenderloin Rossini and Dover Sole Meuniere. Decadent desserts and boutique wines pair perfectly with the food, adding a finesse to the whole experience. Call ahead for further inquiries.
Cuzin's Bar & Grill offers you the ultimate experience and the perfect blend of partying and dining! Located in West Detroit, Cuzin's has become the favorite hang-out place of most locals here. Host rocking birthday parties, enjoy DJ nights or simply relish the finger-licking food by Chef Marcus Brown. The reasonably priced food and drinks along with the rollicking atmosphere of the place are an added attraction to keep you coming back to Cuzin's.
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