photo credit: David A Lee
Family-operated since 1990, Mariachi Mexico shares frontage with a fish store on Main Street in Armonk, and the dining room may feel a little sleepy when you first sit down. But the sensory fireworks start once the food hits the table, thanks to their fanatical devotion to local sourcing and seasonal ingredients. Salads burst with edible flowers, and commonplace dishes like enchiladas or black bean soup taste like revelations, with details like nuanced salsas and hand-pressed nixtamalized masa. The back wall of the restaurant serves as a huge chalkboard that lists out their purveyors, along with the daily specials. Give those some real consideration, because, unlike places that are trying to move leftover product, here, the chef takes full advantage of that day’s bounty.