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Mi Zarape - Southfield/DTW

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Mi Zarape - Southfield/DTW

rainsux | May 30, 2012 04:20 AM

Mi Zarape is located on the awkward side of La Mirage strip mall (Guitar Center is the anchor
store), on the west side of NW Hwy, between 12 Mile and Inkster. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/oPX0

My motivation was three $2-for-$10 coupons via Oy. I have visited for two lunches and one dinner
services. It is a mexican staffed, sit down restaurant with two large dining rooms ... and is not
over-stuffed with tables. They could add a few more tables before the dining room would be
full-up. Multiple TVs, but the volume was low-low ... thank you very much.

The lunch service was busy, but not overly so. No wait for a table. The staff was prompt and seemed
to back each other up whenever it was appropriate. The dinner service, this past holiday weekend
Sunday, was crickets. Only one other table occupied when we arrived. No other customers arrived
during our visit.

They offer one salsa. On the first and third visits, it was nicely spiced, with a bit of heat, but not
overly so. The salsa served during the second visit was quite mild. I am guessing that it is made
in-house.

The chicken and steak fajitas are nicely spiced. The chicken was likely marinated before cooking.
The steak was seasoned, not marinated. I am always a tad leery of ordering steak fajitas as some
kitchens use steak fajitas as a way to dispose of their gristle. No so, at Mi Zarape ... it was a fine cut
of beef.

The tacos and enchiladas were a let down. Ground beef; not shredded beef. Chicken was the other
option. I do not recall an option for fish, shrimp, pork, etc. ie: None of the usual alternatives found in
SW Detroit or Pontiac. It was nicely spiced. I was not offered a choice of corn or flour tortillas.

Beverages included the usual assortment of mexican soft drink flavors. The menu lists lists a
liquor license as, Coming Soon.

I will return for their fajitas. I will ask (beg) for tacos and enchiladas of non-gringo preparation.

Serving sizes were generous - on all visits, I took food home.

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