Cinco De Mayo is almost at hand, so let’s celebrate by checking out some of our old favorites or by finding new favorites. We’ve tried to put together the best list possible, but certainly let us know if you have a favorite that should be included on here. A few prerequisites for this list: great tacos, burritos, and guac. Bonus points for margaritas, tequila, and outdoor dining. ;) Tell us…is your favorite on here? If not, what’s your fave Mexican spot here in CT?
Taco Loco: You’d be loco not to hit this spot up if you’re in the area. An old favorite when we lived nearby. Good Mexican all around, plenty of room, and they usually have fun gifts on Cinco de Mayo.
Bodega Taco Bar: Michael Young from Valencia opened up this spot in 2011. Great and fun twists on Mexican food and great tacos. Amazing tequila list. Plus, there will be fun times, too! Starting at noon, they’ll have their “Hand Slapped Guacamole,” tacos, and more under the Bodega “Big Top.” There will also be a pig roast and even a guacamole slapping demo. Who doesn’t want to slap the hell out of some avocados. They just look mean and they deserve it, right? :P More fun stuff in the evening is going on too: tequila tastings (is Pee-wee invited?), cocktail specials, live music, and dancing too.
Boxcar Cantina: The greener side of Mexican with locally sourced and sustainable food. The food is good here, too, though can be expensive.
Los Molcajetes: Killer tacos, especially the alambre: beef and bacon, married in beautiful harmony. Salsa and margaritas are just basic, though. Stop in for the tacos and the authentic food.
Tacos Mexico: Eat and drink cheap here. Food is average here, but you’ll leave satisfied and your wallet won’t be much lighter.
Red Lulu: Fun and party atmosphere here. It’s hard to get a seat here, but the creative spins on dishes and drinks (especially the crazy tequila list) make it worth it. An expensive meal, but definitely worth it. Also, check out across the street for the Red Lulu Block Party! Woot woot. The party goes down from 12 pm to 2 am with Don Julio margaritas at just $5 until 5 pm.
El Charrito: You can pick up food at their to-go spot at 7 Apache Place in Riverside, CT. Same food from the El Charrito taco truck.
Casa Villa: Amazing tacos, great dishes, fun atmosphere, outdoor dining. Make sure to ask for your margaritas with fresh squeezed lime.
El Charrito: People have said they will kill for the food off of this taco truck. Find them on Richmond Hill Ave.
Lola’s Mexican Kitchen: In the thriving “heart” of downtown Stamford, Lola’s is putting out some good food. Although we have heard complaints about service, we did have a good experience. The churros are excellent here.
Picanté Fresh: Taco eating contest. 10 people will compete, only one will be crowned El Champion! The food is decent here.
Riviera Maya: Our first review ever. We have sentimental attachments to the good food here. There are LOTS of fun margarita options here and there is some outdoor seating.
Viva Zapata: Long live the shoe? More like supporting the revolutionary general, Zapata. Omnomivores have made their feelings clear, so we needed to add this bad boy. Plenty of outdoor seating, killer margaritas, and good Mexican food here. Viva la Revolución!