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Real Mexican in Westchester / Tuckahoe

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Real Mexican in Westchester / Tuckahoe

The Rogue | Jan 22, 2002 01:41 PM

Today I stopped by a local Mexican restaurant and after a fantastic meal decided to post it here. The name of the place is The Burrito Poblano, located at 85 Main Street, Tuckahoe, NY, Tel 914-337-7900, Fax 914-771-9568. I have been there several times over the past few months and have enjoyed it every time. They are a small diner / coffee shop style restaurant with about ten small tables and a counter. It is never crowded since most of their business seems to be takeout, either by fax, phone, or walk in. It is a mom and pop style place with 2-3 employees serving a limited but authentic menu of Mexican food. Every dish is made fresh at time of ordering. This isn’t tex mex or gringo mex but the real deal! They have about a dozen entrees ($6-11) plus six appetizers and soups ($2-5), four to six burritos ($4-6), eight tacos ($2-2.25), and five quesadillas ($4-5), and several deserts such as flan or homemade fruit cocktail. Today I ordered tacos. One each of Bistec (steak), Barbacoa (Goat), Carne Enchilada (Spice Marinated Pork), and Cesina (Aged Steak). They did not have the goat and informed me that due to so few people ordering it they will no longer offer it, which is too bad as I thought it was the best meat on the menu. The bistec was nice, tender and mildly smoky tasting. The spiced pork medium / mild spiced with chile and herbs, tender and very tasty, the cesina had a nice aged steak taste and was very tender. The tacos can be ordered with the usual soft tortillas or gringo hard ones. I always have the soft tortillas and they come wrapped in the typical two tortillas with grated cheese, tomatoes, lettuce with a bowl of fresh salsa and tortilla chips on the side. The servings are so large that you have to split the filling among the two tortillas and it still spills over the side. Two tacos are enough for the average meal and only a huge appetite can down three of these. I can eat large meals and was stuffed. The owner will customize anything and I usually get just the meat filling and salsa on my tacos as the most authentic taste. They have a large selection of Mexican and South American beers, as well as a dozen juices such as tamarind, guava, pear, etc and the usual sodas both US and Mexican. So far this is the most authentic Mexican food I have found in Westchester County and better than most real Mexican taquerias in the city.

Let me know how you like it.

Jonathan

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