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Terrific new Mexican in Westmont, NJ

michelle71 | | Apr 23, 2009 05:22 PM

There is a new Mexican place that just opened up on Haddon Avenue in Westmont. (Westmont is between Collingswood and Haddonfield.)

It's called La Guadalapana ( I think I spelled that right) and it's across the street from the little shopping strip that has the Radio Shack and the Dunkin Donuts.

It is a tiny little place with about 8 tables. They are open every day from 10 to 10. The woman behind the counter was MAKING THE TORTILLAS AS I ORDERED THEM.

It was fantastic. I got a bunch of things to go, as I had stopped in unexpectedly, but plan on going back to sit down. I brought home three meat tortillas- a pork which came with a nice salsa of mango, and two beef tacos- they both came with garnishes of radish and cucumber. One bean quesadilla and one calabaza blossom-that one was spicy and GOOD. I also had a glass of horchata, which is hard to find. He also has huitlacoche on the menu. They have a lot of options and he makes everything fresh. The owner told me he used to be on Federal Street in Camden but lost the lease and opened up here a week ago. In June he will have a tent at the Westmont train station every Friday.

For those of you who crave authentic Mexican ( and I'm not talking about Tortilla Press in Collingswood here) this is the place for you. Those tortillas are something else.