I have to apologise to my fellow 'hounds. I've been holding out the past few months. A Mexican buddy of mine last spring told me about this brand new diner / deli near his home that makes great Mexican / Latin food, especially tamales, and I have been chowing there ever since. I figured it's time to share, and to hear what other folks think about the place.
Today I had some great stewed goat, oxtail, and spicy pork over yellow rice with vegetables, and red beans; and some fantastic tamales: pork, chicken, cheese with roasted red and green hot chilis. They have daily specials with usually about 5-7 hot foods and tacos, tamales, etc. The tamales usually run out by 1pm and then there is a new batch by 6-7pm. You never know exactly what will be on the menu each day except that it will be tasty and inexpensive. Tamales are $1.50 each and the meals of rice, beans and meats about $5.50 which is more than one person can eat.
Ask for some extra of their freshly made hot sauces. I love their salsa verde (green sauce) best.
They have great tortas and other eats.
They also make their own shakes such as papaya, mango, guanabana, banana, strawberry and juices such as carrot, orange / carrot, guanabana, etc. and deserts such as flan, rice pudding, etc.
The only thing I didn't like was their version of shrimp ceviche but that was on a Sunday afternoon and looked like it had been sitting all weekend. The only thing I have seen there that wasn't made fresh.
The name of the place is:
La Puebla Restaurant
8 South Kensico Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
Open 7 days a week from 6am to 11pm
(Take Main St past Mamaroneck Ave, and North Broadway. Go about 4 more blocks to the first traffic light. This is South Kensico Ave. Make a left and the store is on the right about twenty feet before Lake St.)
They don't have many employees who speak much English but I haven't had problems with asking other customers to translate for me, since my Spanish is terrible.