spit over open flame and the man asks you two questions. How many? With salsa? After you have had one of these small simple sandwiches made of fresh bread, turkey, and avocado, you understand why he asked you how many.
Awaking one morning, my host announced that we were going to his favorite taco place for lunch. We would be sampling a few tacos of various kinds. Beef, chicken, tongue, and even tripe were a part of our selection. Some were great others were ok, and still some I would not eat with your mouth. Its the experience that counts right? Then we were given the authentic, Mexico City, "Taco Al Pastor". This taco's creation is really all about the meat. Pork leg is sliced thin and marinated in a blend of garlic, chili, pineapple juice, and other spices and the placed on spit to roast. When the meat is ready, it is carved of the spit gyro style and served on fresh tortilla with toppings of fresh herbs and salsas. This is, this was, the taco of all tacos and was an incredible experience.
One stop here in Detroit brought me back to these memories. A diamond in the rough is what you will find if you drive down Dix road toward downtown Detroit just past central avenue. As you drive passed run down buildings, tire stores, and railroad tracks, you will suddenly run in to a nicely decorated brick building with a sign out front that says Taqueria Mi Pueblo. Yes, this is considered to be in Mexican town, but this "off the beaten path" location is really not a place where you would expect to find a restaurant that is clean, well staffed, and serving authentic Mexican delights.
The moment I stepped in to Taqueria Mi Pueblo the aromas coming from the kitchen and the food that was coming out immediately took me back to Mexico City. This place is authentic Mexican food served in a style that takes me back as well. If you are looking for "On the Boarder", "Taco Bell" or some "Texmex" joint then skip the drive, but if you want an authentic Mexican food experience, this is the place for you. All kinds of tacos, tortas, and other Mexican favorites are there.
Check out the menu before you go, but if you enjoy authentic Mexican, you are going to enjoy this place.
Passion for food!
If your reading this then you likely find yourself in a category that many classify as foodie. That is simply to say that you love food. I too, am a food lover, and I love to experience the eclectic mix of food opportunities that Metro Detroit has to offer. I have created this site because I love to explore new restaurants, tastes, and cultures. My work has granted me the opportunity to experience all of this, both here in Metro Detroit, and in other parts of the world. Detroit is a wonderful mix of some of the worlds best foods. I hope that reading these entries will stir you to want to experience something new and exciting.