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Fresh Mex Reno

janetofreno | Oct 13, 2006 03:33 AM

This taqueria got a vote for "best in Reno" from some food reporters for the Gazette-Journal who did a taco crawl (I have no idea if any of them have chowish tendencies, or if our own Steve Timko was among the group....). I have noticed the place several times, but always avoided it because the name reminded me of a chain somehow (and the sign in front seemed somehow chainish as well...). But after reading the RGJ article I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did, especially since it is very close to my house, and right on the way home from work should hunger strike!

They have made some effort to decorate, with painted brick walls, Mexican prints, and the like. But its your basic formica-table type of place. The staff is very, very friendly....and totally bilingual. There is sit-down service, and beer is available. I had the carnitas tacos combination plate (two tacos, rice and beans). The flavor was delcious, although the meat wasn't quite as crsipy as described in the RGJ article. They were served with a red salsa that was almost pure capsicum..too hot! The rice was wonderful: fluffy and flavorful. Beans were ok. Hubby had the fish taco special; the fish was pan-fried and it was delicious. Our meal came with some home-made chips and some of the best pico de gallo I'd had in awhile...very flavorable jalapenos and tomatoes. Hubby finished with a cinamon churro...I don't like churros much but this one at least was freshly made. Dinner for two including three Tecates was about $25 so its definitely inexpensive. Definitely worth a stop; I think I enjoyed my meal there more than the one I had at nearby Beto's a week or so ago....

Fresh Mex is at the corner of Keystone and 5th st, across Keystone from Albertson's.

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