Mexican restaurant – Mexico Virtual http://mexico-virtual.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:31:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mexico-virtual.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/profile.png Mexican restaurant – Mexico Virtual http://mexico-virtual.com/ 32 32 A local man opens a Mexican restaurant with his family and names it after his grandfather https://mexico-virtual.com/a-local-man-opens-a-mexican-restaurant-with-his-family-and-names-it-after-his-grandfather/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 00:47:26 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/a-local-man-opens-a-mexican-restaurant-with-his-family-and-names-it-after-his-grandfather/ A local man opens a Mexican restaurant with his family and names it after his grandfather Customers are enjoying the food at the new El Burro Veloz taco bar in Antioch. Photos by Allen D. Payton. El Burro Veloz Taco Bar opens near Walmart By Allen D. Payton El Burro Veloz Taco Bar, owned by […]]]>

A local man opens a Mexican restaurant with his family and names it after his grandfather

Customers are enjoying the food at the new El Burro Veloz taco bar in Antioch. Photos by Allen D. Payton.

El Burro Veloz Taco Bar opens near Walmart

By Allen D. Payton

El Burro Veloz Taco Bar, owned by Ivan Barron, is a new Mexican restaurant located in the Williamson Ranch Plaza near Walmart and Fellowship Church in 4815 Lonely Trees Road.

He is named after his grandfather’s nickname, Veloz. Ivan told how his grandmother used to make and sell food in her front yard in Mexico, but couldn’t get it delivered to workers at a nearby manufacturing plant who only had a half-hour lunch break . So his grandfather said, “The burro veloz will help.” Literally translated as “fast donkey”, grandfather referred to himself on his bike, and he delivered the fresh food.

Ivan’s mother, sister and brother all work with him at the restaurant. They too have started making tacos at home, but in their garden. It’s their first restaurant.

Stop by today and try authentic and fresh Mexican tacos, gorditas, burritos, quesadillas, tortas and more. Also, horchata, jamaica or another refreshing and fruity drink. They are open Monday to Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and closed on Sunday.

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Pinche Pinche review: Leeds’ popular Mexican restaurant doesn’t get the high reputation – Samuel Port https://mexico-virtual.com/pinche-pinche-review-leeds-popular-mexican-restaurant-doesnt-get-the-high-reputation-samuel-port/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/pinche-pinche-review-leeds-popular-mexican-restaurant-doesnt-get-the-high-reputation-samuel-port/ Leeds’ popular Mexican restaurant Pinche Pinche boasts authentic cuisine with recipes learned from the owner in the nation’s capital. The Chapel Allerton restaurant, which offers take-out and delivery, has been a Harrogate Road staple since 2007. Owner Simon Heath, originally from Yorkshire, says he learned the recipes in Mexico City when he lived there briefly […]]]>

Leeds’ popular Mexican restaurant Pinche Pinche boasts authentic cuisine with recipes learned from the owner in the nation’s capital.

The Chapel Allerton restaurant, which offers take-out and delivery, has been a Harrogate Road staple since 2007. Owner Simon Heath, originally from Yorkshire, says he learned the recipes in Mexico City when he lived there briefly in his 20s and strives to maintain the authentic methods of food preparation.

The menu features Mexican street food, with dishes ranging from nachos, quesadillas, tacos, burritos, churros with a range of sides and entrees. As a restaurant menu it is rather limited as many of these items look very similar, basically the same type of food items prepared differently. It’s far from fine dining, it’s more of a place to grab a quick bite.

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For a take-out menu though, it hits a lot of sweet spots. I expected bright, wild flavors and a colorful presentation when unboxing my food, but much of it fell short of expectations.

First, the loaded Mexican fries had aioli, avocado salsa, jalapenos, radish, and spring onion. With the price of £4.50 I expected it to be packed to the brim with sauces, vegetables and a massive portion to boot. What I got was a disappointing view, I was faced with a small portion with just a few sauces. The fries were nothing special either.



Pinche Pinche Chicken Wings, Chapel Allerton

Then there was the chicken wings starter which really made up for the side dish. It was a really huge portion, so much chicken and meat, cooked well and crispy. The salsa on the side also made for a tasty spicy dip. Too bad the fried chicken was not seasoned.

Every time I have a Mexican my go-to is a burrito and I just had to try the baja style fish one. I was really intrigued by this, it’s less common to see than chicken, brisket or pork (all of which are on the menu). I feel like I got this order wrong. While I asked for medium spice it was quite bland and had a small piece of fish in it.



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Baja Style Fish Burrito from Pinche Pinche, Chapel Allerton

It was a big burrito, there were lots of other ingredients in there including roasted potatoes, black beans, pico de gallo, ginger salad, avocado, cheese, chipotle aioli, arugula, as per menu. But I felt the bland taste of the avocado overshadowed all that. Looking back, I think the meat toppings probably would have offered a lot more flavor.

For dessert I went for churros which was the only option. It was the highlight of my meal.



Pinche Pinche Churros, Chapel Allerton

It was a generous portion, with about six or seven large thick pieces of pastries sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. They tasted freshly baked with a crispy outer layer and a mushy sweetness inside. They were so much more. The combination with the dulce de leche dip was heavenly.

The food was perfectly adequate, fine, okay, satisfying – if a little stiff! But I expected so much better, I’ve had better burritos at Trinity Kitchen. Would I order again from there? Yes, I would but I think it’s nothing special, perfectly fine.

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Loaded Mexican fries £4.50

Wings and salsa €4.95

Fish Burrito Baja style €13.95

Churros €4.95

Total: £26.35

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Mexican restaurant and tequila bar D Boca N Boca opens June 17 in Summerhill, Atlanta https://mexico-virtual.com/mexican-restaurant-and-tequila-bar-d-boca-n-boca-opens-june-17-in-summerhill-atlanta/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 19:14:23 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/mexican-restaurant-and-tequila-bar-d-boca-n-boca-opens-june-17-in-summerhill-atlanta/ After nearly three years of delays due to construction and permits, Mexican restaurant and tequila bar D Boca N Boca finally opens on Friday, June 17. The opening date of the Georgia Avenue restaurant has changed several times over the past two months, much to the frustration of chef and owner Helio Bernal. But when […]]]>

After nearly three years of delays due to construction and permits, Mexican restaurant and tequila bar D Boca N Boca finally opens on Friday, June 17.

The opening date of the Georgia Avenue restaurant has changed several times over the past two months, much to the frustration of chef and owner Helio Bernal. But when asked if this time the opening date at Summerhill was firm, the answer was a firm ‘yes’.

D Boca N Boca transforms Bernal’s longtime pop-up, the Real Mexican Vittles, into his dream restaurant, where he shares his family’s heritage in Veracruz on the Gulf Coast and Yucatán through the food. Family recipes serve as inspiration for many dishes at D Boca N Boca.

Herbal guacamole with pomegranate seeds and blistered pumpkin seeds.
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Ensalada de Cardoba: a salad with red peppercorns, eight lacoche and escamoles at D Boca N Boca in Atlanta.

Ensalada de Cardoba: a salad with red peppercorns, eight lacoche and escamoles.
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Other dishes come from places like Mexico City, with its famous street tacos, or the pollo asado, ceviche and aguachile of Sinaloa and Monterey. There’s also huachinango (Veracruz-style roasted red snapper) on the menu and Huitlacoche (corn char), often referred to as the Mexican truffle.

A dish even winks at an Atlanta legend, Braves baseball player Hank Aaron, who hit his 715th career home run just down the street at Fulton County Stadium, now a parking lot, which includes a historical marker listing Aaron’s record achievement in 1974. Aaron is also commemorated on the menu at D Boca N Boca, with the Hammerin’ Hank Chop – a spice-rubbed steak described as a “legend cut of meat” served with salsa and vegetables.

Hank Chop Hammer

Hammer Hank Chop.
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D Boca N Boca’s bar offers local and Mexican beers, as well as tequila and mezcal to make margaritas, palomas and original cocktails. Mezcal and tequila flights are also available.

For now, Bernal plans to keep D Boca N Boca’s tight menu centered around drinks and snacks in the late afternoon and dinner in the evening. Lunch and weekend brunch are expected to follow in the coming weeks.

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D Boca N Boca joins several restaurants and bars now open along Georgia Avenue in what has become a bustling food district in the Summerhill neighborhood, including Little Bear; How Crispy Express fried chicken shop; Halfway Crooks beer; Big Softie ice cream shop; Hot Dog Petes; and Wood’s Chapel BBQ.

Chef Duane Nutter and restaurateur Reggie Washington will open Southern National across from Little Bear later this year. Chef Richard Tang (Girl Diver, Char Korean) also plans to open a Press Start game bar along Georgia Avenue in 2022.

39 Georgia Avenue, Atlanta. Temporary hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Possibility to sit on the terrace with fireplaces.

668 Highland Avenue North East, GA 30312
(404) 781-0931

71 Georgia Avenue Southeast, GA 30312
(678) 705-3531

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Best Mexican Restaurant in England 2022 – Amigos https://mexico-virtual.com/best-mexican-restaurant-in-england-2022-amigos/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/best-mexican-restaurant-in-england-2022-amigos/ The owner of Amigos in Bury St Edmunds says he is absolutely delighted that the restaurant won the award for best Mexican establishment at the recent Food Awards England ceremony in Manchester. What makes the accolade even more special, he adds, is the fact that it was voted for by customers. “It was crazy [to […]]]>

The owner of Amigos in Bury St Edmunds says he is absolutely delighted that the restaurant won the award for best Mexican establishment at the recent Food Awards England ceremony in Manchester.

What makes the accolade even more special, he adds, is the fact that it was voted for by customers.

“It was crazy [to win]says Karl Hollingsworth, still in disbelief. “To be honest, we couldn’t believe we made the shortlist. We rented a party bus and decided to go there, just to enjoy the event. We became regional winners for the East, then general winners for the whole. We were all in shock. We were quite happy to be on the shortlist!


Amigos in Bury St Edmunds named England’s Best Mexican Restaurant 2022
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Amigos Mexican restaurant on Brentgovel Street in Bury St Edmunds

Customers enjoying the atmosphere at Amigos, Bury St Edmunds
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From freshly fried chicharrones (puffy homemade pork scratchings) to soft tacos, burritos, chimichangas and churros…the Amigos team have created a menu familiar to British diners, while being as true to Mexican cuisine as possible. . . Everything is homemade, including the sauces, while the meat comes from St Edmunds Butchers and other produce twice a week from the city’s brilliant grocer, Faraway Foods.

Karl opened Amigos in 2016, occupying the first floor premises of a former cafe and devoting a lot of time and money to bringing color and soul to the space.

Mexican cuisine is something he became familiar with very early in his career. After hotel school, Karl worked at another Mexican restaurant in Bury St Edmunds from 2006, running the kitchen for the owner before it was sold.


Karl Hollingsworth, owner of Amigos

Karl Hollingsworth, owner of Amigos
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“I just thought there was a market for it. I had all the recipes I needed, I had locked them away in my head. And 10 years later, I got into this with a business partner. We found the right premises, of the right size, and decided to launch. Fortunately, the bet paid off. »

Karl says Amigos has “the holiday vibe”.

“When you go up the stairs, we hear Latin music. It feels like getting away from it all, and that’s exactly what we wanted. Add to that our home cooking and great staff, and everything goes so well.

It reels off some of their most beloved dishes.

“I love our nachos. I think we have to start with those. We fry them here and make our own guacamole and salsa. It’s a very nice portion.

“My favorite main dish is Dinga Fajitas. There’s a story that goes with that. We had a regular customer who came here who sadly passed away. It was his favorite object, so we named it after him. It’s chicken and steak with onions and peppers, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, rice and beans.


All Amigos food is freshly prepared daily, including sauces and dips

All Amigos food is freshly prepared daily, including sauces and dips
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Fajitas at Amigos, Bury St Edmunds

Fajitas at Amigos, Bury St Edmunds
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There is a children’s menu which is “a little different from other places. We have a burger and chicken, but there are also fajitas, quesadillas and burritos – they are all very popular.

Desserts are kept simple. Churros…or the new fried ice cream.

As for drinks, Karl says there’s a great selection of Mexican beers, including a chilli beer made especially for the restaurant by one of the waiters. Also a hit with customers, Margarita with poured bottle of beer.

“We’re all about fun here. It’s really laid back. And there is a great atmosphere, especially if you arrive later in the evening when the music is a bit louder, people are singing and wearing their sombreros [these are on the tables to wear if you like, and you can buy them to take home for £5].

“People should come and try us because we are totally different from anywhere else here. We are not your average Mexican.

Amigos is located at 35-36 Brentgovel Street. It is open from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Mondays are two-for-one on margaritas, and Taco Tuesdays are two-for-one on tacos when you buy a drink. Enjoy two-for-one cocktails from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

What’s on the menu?

Guacamole: Slightly spiced mashed avocado with fresh citrus juice

pico de gallo: A raw salsa of tomato, onion, peppers, lime juice and coriander

Tacos : A fluffy corn flatbread filled with meat, fish or seasoned vegetables, with salad and sauces

Burritos: A filling of fish, meat, or vegetables, marinated or with sauce, wrapped in a soft tortilla with rice, beans, and cheese, topped with guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo

Chimichanga: Similar to a burrito…but fried

Quesadillas: A variety of toppings pressed into a large tortilla and toasted

Enchiladas: Corn tortillas stuffed with meat or marinated vegetables, baked and topped with cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream

Fajitas: Meat, fish or sizzling vegetables served with homemade salsa, sour cream, cheese, refried beans, rice and tortillas

Tacos : Toppings rolled up in a corn tortilla “cigar” and fried, served with salsa

Green sauce: A spicy tomatillo or green tomato salsa with onion, chilli, garlic and coriander

Mole Sauce: A thick, warming earthy sauce made with nuts, chilli, spices, and sometimes fruit and cocoa

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The hidden Canterbury Mexican restaurant adored by Orlando Bloom https://mexico-virtual.com/the-hidden-canterbury-mexican-restaurant-adored-by-orlando-bloom/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 09:25:46 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/the-hidden-canterbury-mexican-restaurant-adored-by-orlando-bloom/ Canterbury is well known for its amazing nightlife, wide range of pubs and bars, and of course its wide selection of amazing restaurants. While there is so much to offer on a visit to this historic town, it was the Café des Amis that won the heart of one of Kent’s biggest stars. Orlando Bloom […]]]>

Canterbury is well known for its amazing nightlife, wide range of pubs and bars, and of course its wide selection of amazing restaurants. While there is so much to offer on a visit to this historic town, it was the Café des Amis that won the heart of one of Kent’s biggest stars.

Orlando Bloom is well known for his legendary screen career, having starred in iconic franchises such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings. Surely many know that prior to his celebrity life, the swashbuckling actor actually grew up in our own county.

Although he now leads a lavish life of luxury in the United States with his pop star partner Katy Perry and their two children, the 45-year-old actually grew up in Canterbury. During his youth, he attended several county schools including St Peter’s Methodist Primary School, King’s School and St Edmund’s School.

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In fact, eagle-eyed visitors to the city will be able to find the face and name of the star on an iconic Canterbury monument. Bloom got his big acting break at the age of 22, playing the role of Legolas in The Lord of the Rings franchise.

The actor said Living in Canada“I’m going home. I still have family there. But I don’t go back as often as I would like.

“When I’m in Canterbury, I try to go to Café des Amis, a Mexican restaurant. I guess I was sixteen when we started going. It had just opened. “



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Specializing in Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine, the restaurant sits just beside the Great Stour River on St Dunstans Street and has established itself as one of the city’s greats. Having opened its doors in 1988, owners Bill and Emmanuelle Betham settled in a magnificent 16th century building for their establishment.

It was their travels through Mexico that inspired the couple to start a restaurant, with a desire to introduce the local community to some of the broader flavors of Mexico. Their menu was carefully crafted by Bill, who was already a chef and had previously worked in Paris, Sydney and Durban.

Emmanuelle, who is French, came up with the name, wanting to add an element of French café culture to the restaurant. Then in 1995, the Bethams expanded by taking over the adjacent 15th century building.



Friends Cafe in Canterbury
Friends Cafe in Canterbury

On their website, the restaurant says this about their food: “Modern Mexican cuisine draws its influence not only from its ancient Aztec past, but also from the Spanish and French colonial eras. More recently, California and the other border states have added new layers of influence to this highly evolved cuisine.

“We are committed to using the highest quality fresh ingredients. We use a traditional local butcher, Hedgers of St Dunstans (close enough to make deliveries on foot), and we use Dumbrells of Canterbury for all our fruit and vegetables.

On the main menu, spicy pulled pork enchiladas, paella, seafood burrito, Chimayo rib eye steak and more. You’d think a Hollywood star favorite would also cost an arm and a leg, but most main courses are available between £10 and £15, with menus offering two courses for £16.95 or three for £20, £95.

Bloom also said of the restaurant: “The food is outstanding. The best Mexican food you’ll ever eat. Honestly. I’ve traveled all over Mexico and always find Café des Amis to match pretty well with anything I’m looking for.” I had in Mexico.

“It’s in an old building overlooking the river and the Westgate towers, which are the gates to the city. It used to be a shop selling bric-a-brac, brassware and other things.”

This praise also did not go unnoticed by the owners, who expressed their joy at having such a famous patron. Café Des Amis general manager John Russell told the Canterbury Hub“Orlando Bloom’s comments were received with great appreciation.



The tasty Mexican cuisine offered at the Café des Amis
The tasty Mexican cuisine offered at the Café des Amis

“It was definitely beneficial to have such a prominent personality review us positively. I think it had a positive impact on maybe attracting more customers.”

However, that praise doesn’t just come from Mr. Bloom, as the restaurant currently holds a 4.5-star rating on TripAdvisor from over 1,800 reviews. One reviewer said: “We enjoyed a very good meal here.

“The staff were welcoming and the service excellent despite the busy conditions. The food was very well presented and tasty. All in all a great place to eat but book.

Another added: “An excellent restaurant, this was my second visit and has excellent food, good value and service. My dad said it was one of the best meals he’s ever had.

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Killer Authentic Mexican Restaurant Debuts in Dallas’ West Village https://mexico-virtual.com/killer-authentic-mexican-restaurant-debuts-in-dallas-west-village/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 22:40:55 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/killer-authentic-mexican-restaurant-debuts-in-dallas-west-village/ A great Mexican-influenced restaurant has made its debut in Uptown: Hugo’s guestsa concept named for co-founder Hugo Miranda, opened in Dallas’ West Village, where it offers authentic Mexican cuisine and craft cocktails, in the space at 3699 McKinney Ave. formerly occupied by Mi Cocina, who moved into the former Del Frisco’s Grille Space. The opening […]]]>

A great Mexican-influenced restaurant has made its debut in Uptown: Hugo’s guestsa concept named for co-founder Hugo Miranda, opened in Dallas’ West Village, where it offers authentic Mexican cuisine and craft cocktails, in the space at 3699 McKinney Ave. formerly occupied by Mi Cocina, who moved into the former Del Frisco’s Grille Space.

The opening represents a welcome return to Mexican cuisine and delicious margaritas for West Village, with an acclaimed team behind the wheel.

This is Hugo’s second Invitados; the first was opened in Las Colinas by Miranda and Mark Hulme, co-founder and owner of Hospitality Inspirado, Hugo’s parent company. It debuted in 2018 with a focus on all-natural Mexican-influenced cuisine and organic cocktails, with a menu featuring innovative dishes such as:

  • Mexican avocado toast expertly on a corn masa pancake, with salsa roja botanera, avocado and queso fresco
  • Smoked salmon nachos with mashed avocado, mango relish and mango-habanero yogurt
  • Mexican cioppino – seafood stew with mussels, clams, bay scallops, calamari, Pacific shrimp, giant crabmeat, fish, lemongrass rice, and tomato chilpachole crudo
  • Cowboy Al Pastor – a seared bone-in ribeye al pastor with roasted vegetables, applewood-smoked bacon, and half a pineapple-guajillo

The menu will reflect the location of Las Colinas, says Natalio, Hugo’s executive chef Charles, including craft cocktails such as their cucumber serrano margarita, all made with freshly squeezed juices daily.

“It will be the same cuisine and freshly made organic cocktails that are influenced by Mexico and inspired by our guests like Hugo’s Invitados at Las Colinas,” says Charles. “And to coincide with the opening in West Village/Uptown, we recently updated our dinner menu seasonally.”

At Hugo’s, even the basics like chips and salsa are upgraded: their tortilla chips are baked, never fried, and are served with homemade organic salsas. And they’re probably the only Mexican restaurant in Dallas serving an arugula salad with baby arugula, avocado, berries, celery leaf, agave dressing, pumpkin seeds, and queso de rancho.

The restaurant’s interior is 7,000 square feet in size and can accommodate approximately 150 people inside, including 10 tables at the bar. They’ve done wonders with the outdoor patio, taking what was once an alley between the restaurant and the cinema and turning it into a huge oasis that seats 125 people, complete with celery green chairs and cheery orange umbrellas, surrounded by potted flowers, an ideal setting for brunch.

They will be a dominant presence in West Village, where Hospitality Inspirado recently opened Honest Taco, a new concept with tacos, bowls and craft cocktails, right across the street. (In late 2021, the company also opened Hugo’s Lost Colony, a Tex-Mex spin-off with a menu designed by Chef Charles.)

“On behalf of our entire team, including Natalio, Hugo, Eder, Jose and many more, we are thrilled to bring Hugo’s Invitados to downtown Dallas and proud to be a part of the culture and the history of this vibrant community,” said Hulme. said. “West Village is unmatched in walkability, culture and sense of place, and we couldn’t think of a better partner and location for this flagship location.”

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Mexican restaurant to join Gloucester’s £3.5m Food Dock https://mexico-virtual.com/mexican-restaurant-to-join-gloucesters-3-5m-food-dock/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 11:36:21 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/mexican-restaurant-to-join-gloucesters-3-5m-food-dock/ In an announcement exclusive to Punchline-Gloucester.com, the developers behind Gloucester Food Dock have announced the latest company to join the waterfront dining destination. Sarah Mansfield of Ladybellegate Estates was a guest on this morning’s show of Punchline Business Briefers and gave an update on the progress of the project. She said: “We’ve been there since […]]]>

In an announcement exclusive to Punchline-Gloucester.com, the developers behind Gloucester Food Dock have announced the latest company to join the waterfront dining destination.

Sarah Mansfield of Ladybellegate Estates was a guest on this morning’s show of Punchline Business Briefers and gave an update on the progress of the project.

She said: “We’ve been there since September 2021 and it’s all getting very exciting.

“Now you can see the structure taking shape and the steels have come in so you can see the different levels that we have.

“Businesses will trade at the quayside at deck level and then we have the attractive townhouses on the upper two levels accessible from Commercial Road.”

And in her segment, she exclusively revealed the latest food offering to the panel.

“Elote will be another name to join, bringing authentic Mexican cuisine to the Gloucester Food Dock,” said Sarah Mansfield.

“This unit will have a slightly different feel and vibe to other street food type offerings. It will have fresh, natural interiors, attention to detail, and ingredients sourced directly from Mexico.”

Elite will be led by Lewis Spencer, the Cheltenham-based chef behind Chuck Burgers, who is also expected to open during development. Chuck will offer burgers, using beef from UK-raised dairy cows and also a brunch menu with coffee, smoothies and juices.

When completed, Gloucester Food Dock will house 15 independent food and drink businesses from Gloucestershire and surrounding areas and is expected to create up to 120 jobs.

Elote’s new Mexican offering is said to complement previously announced ventures Bella Mia, Wholly Geolato, Siblings Gin, Strip Steak and the aforementioned Chuck.

Sarah added: “We’re really grateful for the support and enthusiasm from Gloucester. It’s been really fantastic and we’ve really enjoyed working with everyone and getting this ready for the city.

“Despite the strange times and the cost of living crisis, we still see tremendous interest in this project.

“We actually refuse national brands because we want them to be filled with local, independent businesses.

“We are still looking for South and East Asian food businesses, as well as a café, coffee shop and brunch venue. We want something very interesting.”

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New family-run Mexican restaurant rocks Benton Township for birria https://mexico-virtual.com/new-family-run-mexican-restaurant-rocks-benton-township-for-birria/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 01:05:00 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/new-family-run-mexican-restaurant-rocks-benton-township-for-birria/ BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WNDU) — From tacos to burritos to their signature quesabirria, Benton Township’s new Mexican restaurant, Sabroso!, already has Michiana coming back for more. “I feel like I’m dreaming. I feel like it’s not real,” says Sabroso! owner Olivia Mancinas Benitez. “A guy came up to me and asked me who made the […]]]>

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WNDU) — From tacos to burritos to their signature quesabirria, Benton Township’s new Mexican restaurant, Sabroso!, already has Michiana coming back for more.

“I feel like I’m dreaming. I feel like it’s not real,” says Sabroso! owner Olivia Mancinas Benitez.

“A guy came up to me and asked me who made the burrito? I was like me. And he punched it. He was like, yeah, that stuff was a bomb,” Christian Benetiz says, the son of Olivia, co-owner of Sabroso!.

In just 10 days, manager Johnathan De Toro, says most queues during the lunch rush last all the way to the door.

“One of our main courses is our quesabirria. Everyone likes it. They love birria. It’s our number one seller right now,” says De Toro.

Olivia says the idea of ​​opening a restaurant came from a dream she and her husband, Juan, had in Mexico. After moving to Michiana in 2005, Olivia says she and Juan spent the next 17 years working in the restaurant industry.

“When we arrived in 2005, I never thought we would be here,” says Olivia. “I used to see the sign over there, Mancinos, and that’s my last name, and I’d joke, ‘Oh, that’s my restaurant.’ And now it’s my restaurant.

For Olivia, it’s a dream come true, but as she explains, a dream that wouldn’t have been possible without the help of her eldest son, Luis Benetiz.

“I am a nurse. I work 6-7 days a week to be able to get the income needed to start up, and until today I still work 6-7 days because we did not want to take loans. I have so paid for everything out of my own pocket (to run the restaurant),” says Luis.

Going forward, Olivia says she has her sights set on not only serving her customers with the best service, but also the best birria in town.

“I want to give customers the best, the best service, the best food, the best quality,” Olivia said.

Sabroso! is located at 1619 Mall Drive, Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Sabroso! is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Saturday. To see their menu Click here.

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Opening of the new Johns Island Mexican restaurant https://mexico-virtual.com/opening-of-the-new-johns-island-mexican-restaurant/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/opening-of-the-new-johns-island-mexican-restaurant/ JOHNS ISLAND, SC (Lowcountry Weekend) – If you love Mexican food, you have a new dining option in the Lowcountry. Minero Mexican Grill & Cantina opened for dinner Thursday in the space formerly occupied by The Fat Hen at 3140 Maybank Highway. The Neighborhood Dining Group says the opening marked a new chapter for the […]]]>

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (Lowcountry Weekend) – If you love Mexican food, you have a new dining option in the Lowcountry.

Minero Mexican Grill & Cantina opened for dinner Thursday in the space formerly occupied by The Fat Hen at 3140 Maybank Highway.

The Neighborhood Dining Group says the opening marked a new chapter for the Minero name. The Johns Island location will continue its legacy of hand-pressed tortillas and Mexican favorites created by former downtown Charleston Minero, with the addition of new menu items and an expanded indoor-outdoor footprint.

Minero Mexican Grill & Cantina on Johns Island will continue its legacy of hand-pressed tortillas and Mexican favorites, with the addition of new menu items and an expanded indoor-outdoor footprint.(Live 5)

“We are thrilled to bring Minero back to a new home on Johns Island, one of Charleston’s most exciting neighborhoods,” said Neighborhood Dining Group President David Howard. “Fans will recognize the same core of what we do at Minero – attention to detail, great ingredients and respect for Mexican traditions – but with a fresh take on the menu and atmosphere. We look forward to serving Charleston again and appreciate the warm hospitality of the excellent residents of Johns Island.”

The kitchen is led by Executive Chef Shamil Velazquez, also of the group’s Delaney Oyster House, drawing inspiration from his Puerto Rican upbringing and chef techniques at the concept’s newest outpost.

The menu is anchored by Minero staples like charcoal-grilled wings, tacos and burrito, and the tradition of making corn tortillas from scratch every day, but with exciting new additions for a new approach to the Mexican concept.

Velazquez incorporates Latin American influences into the menu, including more seafood dishes, crudos and ceviches, while drawing inspiration from the coastal regions of Mexico.

“We knew Minero’s favorites weren’t going anywhere on the menu, but we wanted to bring in a few extra items, especially to highlight some of the great ingredients we get down South and along our coast,” said said Velazquez. “Mexican cuisine can be celebrated through many different techniques, and I look forward to bringing a fresh perspective to the concept with a focus on local ingredients and quality offerings.”

Click here to see the full menu.

Minero’s menu honors the culinary traditions of Mexico while drawing on culinary inspiration from the South.

The menu features long-time Minero favorites, including charcoal-grilled wings with Valentina; a salsa tasting including Benne, Rojo and Verde; and the Minero Burrito with red rice, beans, Oaxaca cheese, cream, poblano, cabbage, cilantro, salsa verde, and avocado.

Exciting new additions include Fajitas Al Carbon with charred onions, peppers, pico de gallo, cream, guacamole, red rice, beans and homemade flour tortillas; the Yucatán-style local take with crispy fingerling potatoes, pickled yum yum peppers and pibil sauce; and Shrimp and Snapper Ceviche made with a mix of michelada sour ceviche, cucumber, peanut, red onion, tangerine, radish and fries. The restaurant offers five signature tacos, including Fried Catfish or Grilled Fish, Cauliflower, Charcoal Chicken, Grilled Steak, and Pork Al Pastor. Select brunch items will be served on the weekends, including steak and eggs and the breakfast burrito with hash browns, salsa verde and huevos.

Drinks include the classic Minero Margarita with reposado and añejo tequilas, fresh lime, orange juice, curacao and agave, customers can customize their margarita experience by DIY it, adding a splash of flavor. pineapple, boosting it for a crowd (the “Party” serves six), or even making it extra with a bottled Modelito and a choice of sidecar. Frozen concoctions, such as Frosé Sangria and El Santanico, and an extensive beer list with Mexican and local options round out the alcoholic offerings, while a zero-proof margarita and refreshments offer plenty of options to abstain.

No reservation is necessary. First come, first served.

Restaurant hours include dinner service on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm to 9.30pm and Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 11pm

Happy Hour is Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The restaurant plans to add day service at a later date.

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Monarca: new Mexican restaurant in Vancouver’s Gastown district https://mexico-virtual.com/monarca-new-mexican-restaurant-in-vancouvers-gastown-district/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 01:56:59 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/monarca-new-mexican-restaurant-in-vancouvers-gastown-district/ Sweet and spicy margaritas, golden fried tortilla chips to dip in bright and bold salsas, and one of the most incredibly tender octopus dishes await you at Vancouver’s Monarca Kitchena new modern Mexican restaurant that opened in April. Located at 181 Carrall St. (in the vacant Coquille space) in Gastown, Monarca Cocina Mexicana is the […]]]>

Sweet and spicy margaritas, golden fried tortilla chips to dip in bright and bold salsas, and one of the most incredibly tender octopus dishes await you at Vancouver’s Monarca Kitchena new modern Mexican restaurant that opened in April.

Located at 181 Carrall St. (in the vacant Coquille space) in Gastown, Monarca Cocina Mexicana is the second restaurant overseen by Veracruz, Mexican chef Francisco Higareda, who previously launched Ophelia Restaurant for the Flying PIg Group in the Olympic Village .

Monarca’s name is a nod to Higareda’s father, who lived near the famous Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán, Mexico; vibrant winged creatures also play a special role in Mexican culture, as they are believed to represent the spirits of ancestors floating around for a visit with loved ones.

The restaurant’s gorgeous space mixes art deco with lush, moody tropical vibes, but you’ll want to be sure to pop into the restrooms to see a stunning art installation of colorful skulls.

Open for lunch, happy hour and dinner, Monarca offers an exciting menu of creative dishes that blend classic and contemporary flavors and approaches.

In addition to a full bar with their own cocktail creations, there are several margaritas to choose from, including the spicy ‘Picante’ option, or the ‘Del Sol’, made with tequila’s smoky sibling, mezcal. . There’s even a bright and sunny non-alcoholic pineapple marg, as well as a few other non-alcoholic beers. However, if you want to stay in the “spirits” of Mexico, you can sample tequila by the flight, or opt for one of Monarca’s many agave options from their long list. You can also taste the sun south of the border thanks to the many Mexican beers they have in stock.

Monarca’s dinner menu is split into a few categories, with dishes ranging from super accessible and often perfectly shareable plates, like a gooey skillet of queso sprinkled with chorizo ​​and mushrooms to folding into warm tortillas or a aguachile of steak and tuna crudo, where the proteins come in a spicy broth.

An adventurous main course choice is Higareda’s “Pulpo a la Brasas”. The pulpo – octopus – is marinated until almost fork tender in Salsa Roja then charcoal-grilled and served with new potatoes, Brussels sprouts, garlic and red pepper aioli, arugula and blue cheese crumbs.

In addition to daring big dishes like octopus, Monarca offers a whole selection of steaks: entrecôte, skirt or tenderloin, as well as a few taco options, like shrimp with melted Oaxacan cheese.

There are plenty of ways to create a fun meal to combine appetizers, sides and mains, and your meal starts with fried tortillas that you can break into chips to dip in a trio of fresh salsas, including a tongue-tingling habañero a.

@vancouverisawesome Mexican food, margs and a fun bathroom? ! I’m in! #forkingawesome #vancouverbc #mexican food #newrestaurant ♬ The Recipe – Aluna & KAYTRANADA

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