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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Mexican

Re: “Guadalajara Grill East

I love this place! Great food (had the fajitas, burros, seafood). Servings are large - I am able to take 1/2 home for lunch next day. Great beans. Good Margaritas. (Happy hour they are only $3!) Women will make salsa at your table - free, but they have a basket for donations.
It is one of the few restaurants in Tucson I will wait for a seat to open up. (FYI...not many around. Since Tucson is so blessed with so many great restaurants we can usually find one with no wait, even on weekends.)

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by ct on 02/02/2011 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Micha's

I started eating at Micha's MANY years ago -- before the bar and extra seating were added to accomodate patrons of this Tucson gem of Norteno Cuisine -- in a pleasant, economic and unpretentious setting.

When I say many yeaqrs ago -- I mean when I was editing newspapers that required me to be at a printing plant in South Tucson early in the morning -- so I would hit Micha's for some of the best Machaca and Eggs and/or Chorizo and eggs at the no longer extant breakfast counter with other journalists who used the counter as an informal answer to press club hangovers.

Most often lately as a retired persopn I get there for lunches when I go to the nearby VA hospital. The Machaca is still the most exceptional have had in my 69 years -- and their Albondigas is a tradition. It is almost impossible for a npormal person to finish their tasty Burros -- and their Chimis are always crisp and lite.

AND -- it is a family restaurant -- with prices moderate to low for the family. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EQUATION -- is that the same family that established Michas is the same family (second and third generation) the runs it today. The wait staff DOES NOT MAKE YOU WAIT. Fast, attentive and efficient -- some of these folks have been working at Michas for more years that I can remember --- and have waited on me literally hundreds of times over the years.

BE AWARE -- that on Fridays there is sometimes a short wait to get a table for lunch -- but once inside everything makes up for the very few minute delay.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by C. H. Mara on 01/27/2011 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Blanco Tacos and Tequila

The chocolate cake and the views is enough to keep you going back... and the food is good too!

Posted by nanceeew on 01/08/2011 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Casa Molina

In a word, crap. Seriously! I have nothing positive to say. Everything tastes like day-old leftovers. Nothing is fresh.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by RetiredCouple on 01/07/2011 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Sir Veza's Taco Garage Speedway

CaliMan is insane, he's just pissed because he works for another store down the street (yes, we know who you are). Sir Veza's is a great place to eat for everyone! High quality, low prices, clean and family friendly.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mach1 on 01/07/2011 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Martin's Comida Chingona

This food is goooood! Excellent flavors, homey feel. Fun art interior.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by EricS on 12/22/2010 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Mary's Lucky Dollar Market

Great old time Tucson place. Best Mexican chorizo I've ever had!

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 12/19/2010 at 1:08 PM

Re: “La Placita Café

Disappointing food. I ordered the mimi chimichangas. They came out looking like little chinese egg rolls and were not so good. I forget what my wife order but she said it wasn't all that good either. There is a La Placita in Green Valley (no affiliation) that is always good whenever we go.

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by RetiredCouple on 12/16/2010 at 6:57 PM

Re: “El Rio Bakery

I love this little place. The chile rellenos are excellent. The soups, filling and tasty, are served with a choice of corn/flour tortillas. It's a family run business [no, I'm not part of the family]. I've been so often that I know them, tho! The pan dulces can be taken home and so can the soups. When you sit in the small dining area you are down in Mexico, as the lovely mural fills the wall with rural scences that include an active volcanco.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by native daughter on 12/09/2010 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Zivaz Mexican Bistro

Zivaz's ambiance mirrors Sauce and Pei Wei -esk bright plastic, colorful, cafeteria-style. The food is overpriced and over-sauced. Salmon salad is mediocre, but fish is often overcooked. Several vegetarian options. I wanted to like this locally owned restaurant, but the best thing I can say about it is that their green salsa is tasty.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Frieda Whine on 12/08/2010 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Maria’s Café

Wonderful Home Cooking, what more can you ask for. I first stopped here when I wasn't a resident now after 13 years of living here, this is still our favorite family Mexican spot. Great Chip and Salsa to start, Frosty Mugs for Beers, silky sauces, and too many more. We have never had a bad meal, on occasion the service is tardy when they are busy but always good to great food offerings.

Posted by davevee10 on 12/03/2010 at 4:31 PM

Re: “La Indita

I love La Indita! The food is fabulous and the prices can't be beat! Before I was a vegetarian my favorites were the chicken mole and green chicken enchiladas. Their mole is perfectly spiced and not too sweet, and their chicken is on the bone, rather than shredded, and always juicy and tender. Their green enchilada sauce is truely unique, creamy and rich. Now that I don't eat chicken, I enjoy their chili rellenos, mushroom enchilada, and potato tacos. They can even make your food Vegan! I encourage all weekly readers to eat here often. Their weekly lunch specials are $6 and come with rice and beans.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Frieda Whine on 11/29/2010 at 4:12 PM

Re: “El Minuto Café

For nearly 30 years, I have had an office in the neighborhood of El Minuto, and have tried just about everything on the menu. Its all consistently good, and the service cannot be beaten. I especially like the carne seca and their basic salsa, which are as good as anywhere else in town.

Posted by fantasmo on 11/16/2010 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Casa Molina

Really really bad food and service..

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by NYC expat on 11/13/2010 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Mi Nidito

The best part dining here are the frozen Margaritas. The food does not merit the wait, not much different than street fare.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by foodinaz on 11/08/2010 at 8:39 AM

Re: “El Charro Café on Oracle

Horrible horrible customer service, the food was cold when it came out and they just recently raised the price of almost everything by $1 - I would pay the price if they had half a clue how to manage and treat their customers. This is my 2nd bad exp. as I gave them a 2nd chance thinking the first time was maybe just a bad day for them. Wrong!!!! I will NEVER eat at this location again - nor will any of our friends or family.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by lacysmom on 11/06/2010 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Blanco Tacos and Tequila

I like it! Happy hour is great.

Posted by fuzzygoats on 11/03/2010 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Taqueria Pico de Gallo

LOVE their food, mediocre rating due to slow service and when they run out of something, you don't know until you don't get your food.

Posted by iwashere on 10/29/2010 at 3:43 PM

Re: “El Rio Bakery

El Rio Bakery has been a Barrio Hollywood hidden secret to many who do not live on the Westside, but perhaps no more with the deserved attention the Weekly is giving it. Great food (and not only the baked goods) and a great atmosphere. I will never understand why Tania's does so well across the street, when El Rio is so clearly superior.

The mural inside is a must see -- but you can also hang out at a picnic table outside and watch Grande Avenue traffic go by. Sunday's can get crowded from St. Margaret's church-goers across the street, so you may have trouble parking then.

And don't forget the other two great restaurants right on Grande: Maricos Chihuahua and El Sabrosos. Along with El Rio, Grande Avenue has a "Holy Trinity" of fantastic eats.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Lane on 10/07/2010 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Mi Nidito

This is the real deal in spite of the hype of the past decade since "the president" dined here. The food is authentic; fattening and rich in Sonoran style sauces and traditions. The building is but a hole in the wall but it's owners and staff put out flavorful favorites; my personal pick: chicken enchiladas. You'll have a wait if you go at normal mealtimes. My advice: go at an off hour and enjoy!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by saleslady2010 on 10/02/2010 at 1:08 PM

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