So we tried Mazunte two weeks ago at Madison and Red Bank. http://mazuntetacos.com/
We went at 11:30 on a Saturday, and there was a significant line, but it moved quickly. Most of the tables were occupied, and we considered sitting outside since it was pushing 60 degrees, but two bar seats opened up and we opted for those.
We noticed that a lot of people eating there were of Hispanic decent, which is a great sign.
You order at the front counter, they give you a number and bring your food out. Except instead of numbers they're regions of Mexico, which is an interesting twist.
Mrs. Bonk got the memelitas, and I got the enchiladas. We also ordered the queso dip, which we always do when we go to a Mexican place because melted cheese is awesome. And it's a $2 charge to use the salsa bar, where they make nacho chips fresh and have several different salsas.
It's kind of hard to describe the flavors because there's not much basis for comparison, but everything was excellent. The pulled pork I had on my enchiladas was very flavorful and juicy.
The rice was not the reddish Mexican kind one usually gets at such a place. It was standard white but had a unique flavor that included a little garlic. Very different but very good.
The two things that jumped out were the authenticity and the freshness. A lot of Gringo-fied Mexican places use store-bought tortillas and shells and drown food in cheese, but you can tell theirs were recently made in house.
Same with the salsas. We tried three: a green one, and standard red one and a brownish one with lots of seeds that was the hottest. I had a hard time picking a favorite because they all had distinct flavors. I'm not normally a green salsa fan but this was probably the best I've had.
It's simple, fresh, authentic food at reasonable prices, and based on the crowd people are already taking notice.
Bill was about $30, and that's including two drinks, trying a lot of different stuff and taking home leftovers.
Highly, highly recommended. The only thing that will keep me from going too often is the location. Unfortunately there's no easy way to get there from Eastgate. It's a good half-hour drive.
Mrs. Bonk's memelitas:
post edited by Bonk - 2017/02/04 12:19:30