We were hungry. Had little to eat in the house, and didn't really have the energy to prepare dinner, so we decided to venture out for a cheap dinner. I consulted our Super Book and found a coupon for Mi Pueblo which is right down the street from where we live. We'd been before, and liked what we had, so we thought, 'what the heck' and headed out.
As far as Mexican cuisine goes, Mi Pueblo strikes me as pretty authentic. They don't have the standard menu that almost all Mexican restaurants do, which was the first indicator that they might do things a little differently. The complimentary chips and salsa are good. The chips are a little thicker, heartier, than you typically see in the basket, and they are well seasoned. Not over-salty which I think happens often at these places.
The menu is not huge. There are plenty of options, but it is not overwhelming like they can be at Mexican places. And, they offer a lot more choices for what the filling/topping is in their dishes. It is not restricted to beef or steak, almost every dish says "your choice..." which I like. So, I ordered the Enchiladas Poblanas (red sauce) with two chicken and two cheese. Paul enjoys the Enchiladas Suizas (green sauce) so I thought I would change it up a bit.
The portions are moderate, which I appreciate. My plate included my four small enchiladas (in corn tortillas) some lettuce with tomatoes on top (which didn't look incredibly appetizing, I'll be honest) and Mexican rice and beans with a sprinkling of cheese. I started with the chicken enchiladas. Pretty good. I liked the red sauce. It wasn't overly hot, but had good flavor and when you combine it with the cheese on top, yum! Now, I moved on to a cheese enchilada next, and man was that good!
I love Mexican cheese. I think it melts perfectly every time. It is creamy. It has great flavor. It is delicious. And, I was now regretting not getting four cheese enchiladas. The chicken ones weren't bad, but the cheese ones were great. The bottom was even a little burned, making the cheese crispy, which is something I love. The beans and rice were good too. Again, nothing spectacular, but good. But, those cheese enchiladas were something else.
I like supporting this place. It seems to be family owned. Every time we have been in, the same server has been working the whole place on her own. She is very friendly, and makes great recommendations. And, everything seems fresh here. It never feels greasy. We will go back to Mi Pueblo. And, if you are looking for good, authentic Mexican food, you should too!
four golden forks out of five.