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Real Mexican Food in Wilkes-Barre (NEPA)

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Real Mexican Food in Wilkes-Barre (NEPA)

Stan | Feb 19, 2003 12:17 PM

La Esperanza (Northampton, east of Main, next to Charles and Mary Music) claims "authentic Mexican Food"...and it is!!!!

First up, bottled Pepsi from Mexico. It's a little sweeter, but more appealing for those hooked (like me) on the diet. There's quite a difference.

Next, the food!!! It's natural and barely greasy at all (and thus not over-processed as the ready to heat/eat items you get in most chains). We started with the (free) chips and salsa. The green salsa reminded me a bit of New Mexican chile and packed a spicy punch. The chips were light and crunchy. EXCELLENT!!!

Then, Chicken Enchaladas topped with sour cream, lettuce, onions and (my choice) green sauce. Again, very fresh. The four enchaladas were plenty enough.

The decor was nicer than I would have guessed, service was a little slow, but the food is the star of the show. There's also a Mexican Grocery next door.

Like La Thai (Scranton), Katana and Kyoto (Japanese in W-B and Clarks Summit), the German Dusseldwarf's (Pittston), the Greek Theo's Metro (Kingston) and the Amber Indian Restaurant (Moosic) , Northeast PA usually finds and supports its new ethnic restaurants (thanks to foodies I'm sure), let's not let this one get away!

(Also there's a new Mexican in Scranton on Main Ave., the Border---I hear thay don't speak English)

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