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Mexico Lindo



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As we've said before, finding quality Mexican food in New York City is like finding something on Bravo that doesn't make the planet dumber.

Mexico Lindo is the needle in the haystack, and we've been satisfying our Mexican cravings there for years. A true family run establishment, Lindo has a homey feel, be it a quirky one. The best dishes in the house are the standards (tacos al carbon, fajitas, and enchiladas), although a few surprises on the menu keep things interesting. The black bean soup comes garnished with chopped red onion and banana, and is ridiculously good. Any steak dish is a winner, and the guacamole and salsa are very good.

Note, if you're looking for a pomegranate margarita, then you've apparently stumbled into the wrong place on your way to Tonic East. Mexico Lindo is for those out to drink a few Pacificos and put a hurting on a giant plate of fajitas. Now you know.

Food Rundown

Sopa de Frijol Negro

A fantastic black bean soup with big flavor, throw in chopped red onion and banana for some texture and sweetness and you're in business.

Flautitas de Pollo

These are essentially taquitos with smoked chicken, and come topped with sour cream and guacamole. The smoky flavor makes these a winner.

Tacos Al Carbon

In my opinion, this is the best dish in the house. The huge chunks of marinated steak are ridiculous on their own, but a cool jalapeño-cilantro sauce and some guacamole take these tacos to the next level.


Don't mess around with the combinations. Beef is the way to go when it comes to Lindo's fajitas. It's a special thing when a giant sizzling plate comes to the table.

Carne Asada Con Rajas

As we mentioned above, anything with steak on the Mexico Lindo menu is good. This carne asada comes with some roasted poblano peppers and will leave you smiling.


Suggested Reading

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