Mexican Food is so full of color, life and music,
It’s like a piñata explosion in your mouth
By now you know that I am an enthusiast foodie and one of my absolute favorite subjects to capture is food!
I do not like Mexican food, I LOVE it so much that even if I am on the other side of the planet I’m always looking for places that serve authentic or attempting to replicate traditional meals.
After touring Mexicantown Bakery, it sure worked out our appetite! Fortunately for us it was lunch time and right across the street is one of Detroit’s best and renowned places to get satisfy your craving for Aztec food and that is Armando’s Mexican Restaurant.
This family-run establishment welcomes groups, couples, friends, sports fans into its spacious, friendly and fun location where large flat screen TV screens are prominent in various areas and one interesting attraction are the Aztec warrior paintings that hand on the wall. It kind of makes you wonder what the story behind each one of them is but they are quite original.
Now let’s move on to the best and most important part, the FOOD. On the menu, you will find appetizers, soup and salads, classic Mexican favorites such as tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, tamales, stews, fish, seafood, chicken, combination plates, surf and turf, fajitas, tacos à la carte (make your own) and tortas which are their version of sandwiches. Of course every meal must be accompanied by a drink and there are many options from frozen cocktails, to premium beers to Jarritos.
Oh, did I forget to mention postres or dessert? You have to leave some room for a sweet treat to end your meal on a sweet note 🙂
Let me show you what we ordered
For starters we had some fried mozzarella cheese sticks with sauce
Frozen strawberry daiquiri
I opted for Flautas.
Three rolled and fried tortillas filled with shredded chicken topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, guacamole, Spanish rice and fried beans.
My neighbors (males) at the table had the following
Cheese enchilada, beef corn tacos, grilled skirt beef, topped with onion and cilantro served with Spanish rice or fried beans.
Torta al pastor
Marinated pork on a telera roll with lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion and mayonnaise accompanied with French fries.
Rich, smooth cheesecake rolled in a mouth-watering and flaky tortilla
New York style cheesecake
Creamy cheesecake on Graham cracker base, topped with fresh strawberry preserve or chocolate.
I hope you enjoyed viewing these photos and did not make you too hungry!
For more information or if you wish to visit them, you can do so here:
Armando’s Mexican Restaurant
4242 Vernor Hwy
Tel: (313) 554-0666
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Now it’s your turn,
Do you like Mexican Food?
If so, what is your favorite dish and where was the best you ever had?
If not, would you like to try?
Let us know in the comments!
Hasta la próxima, until next time.