3967 Summer Avenue
Warren spotted a sign for Mi Mexico on Summer Avenue last Saturday during his travels between the Palace Cinema and our house. "It's between Bryant's and La Espiga bakery," he told me. We took the kids to see Lucy at the Palace on Sunday so it seemed fitting that we should try Mi Mexico on our way home.
I really do not like the trend of plastering the windows with neon fonted signs, but inside the restaurant was very cute. (It was also plastered with signs and pictures of menu items.) There was a dining room to our right with tables and chairs and one to our left with mostly booths. We were told to sit where we liked, so we got a booth.
This is the only interior shot I got.
The TV above us was showing a Spanish language version of American Idol or a karaoke show or something. Whatever it was, Warren tried to sing along, which was hilarious (to me) and mortifying (to the monkeys).
The menu was quite extensive and didn't seem like the standard menu you see all over town. However, we mostly ordered our standard things--tacos and burritos. Satchel (age 12) broke the mold by going with the New Mexico breakfast, possibly due to our recent trek to Taos.
While we waited for the food, we were given chips, salsa, beans and pico. Yum!
We could have easily eaten a million more chips, but we didn't.
The food came out soon after and for the most part, looked great.
This may be the happiest Warren has ever been while eating dinner with us.
He got the four taco special with various meats. (Yes, there are five tacos. "Maybe it was the five taco special," he said.)
Correction! Two of the tacos were made with crispy fried potatoes. He said they were all good.
Jiro's (age 10) tacos were less exciting, but he was equally as happy.
Satchel's New Mexico breakfast was the envy of the table. (He is even smiling!)
It came with a tamale, a tostada, a taco, rice & beans.
He scarfed everything down except the tostada, which he rejected due to onions. I was going to eat it for him, but I thought the shell was a little overfried/borderline burnt tasting. Warren ate it for him.
Satchel said the tamale was the best he ever had, although Warren and I agreed it may have well been his first.
Now, about my burrito...
The cheese slices on top were a bit of a turn off. Inside was ok, though I prefer shredded chicken instead of chunks of chicken. It was fine. Nothing special. The beans and rice were good.
All in all, I give the food a thumbs up. I just won't get the burrito on my next visit. I'm guessing we'll all get the New Mexico breakfast.
The service was fine. By the end of our meal, we were the only table and our waiter was canoodling with the other waitress in a booth. I caught his eye and we were able to get the check taken care of. The total was $30. Not bad, although we all had waters.
I visited the restroom before leaving. It was in disarray but was ok. No changing table.
It's a fine addition to Summer Avenue!
Check it out and tell me what you think.