El Mexicano Restaurant Compliment - Excellent Food - Mexican Food

Review by D on 2009-01-15
SAGINAW, MICHIGAN -- We've eaten at this new restaurant on Bay Road in Saginaw MI several times now and had nothing but excellent food and service given the fact that it has been in business less than a month..

The young folks who make up the wait staff are very competent and friendly ..

I had the "chori pollo" which was an 8 ounce skinless chicken breast covered with chorizo and cheese along with the usual beans and rice... it was very tasty and filling for only 10 dollars..

My wife had a shrimp cocktail which was loaded with large shrimp for 8 bucks and was equally good...

We will continue our patronage and would encourage other folks in the Saginaw area to do likewise...
Comments:17 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-02-15
Posted by cherpep on 2009-01-15:
Mmmmm sounds great, OF! I'll have to try it next time I'm in your area. Mexican food sure sounds good right now.
Posted by D on 2009-01-15:
Cherpep... you won't be disappointed...How often do you get up north to my part of the world..?
Posted by cherpep on 2009-01-15:
Not very often. But, we do sometimes go to the mall when I'm shopping with my sisters and are meeting mid-state. They live a couple of hours beyond the bridge. So, Saginaw/Birch Run is a good place for us to meet.
Posted by D on 2009-01-15:
Do you mean the Birch run Mall or Fashion Square mall on Bay road..?
Posted by D on 2009-01-15:
For what it's worth the address is 4002 Bay rd. in saginaw,

It's on the corner of Bay and Mc carty rd...
Posted by cherpep on 2009-01-15:
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-15:
cherpep are you a power shopper? Two malls? :)
Posted by realmexican on 2009-02-15:
look at el mexicanos menu it looks very much like the Los Cuatro Amigos. If Los Cuatro is not authentic and el mexicano is why didnt they came up with their "real authentic food"
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-02-15:
I missed this review somehow til the last comment popped up today. I'm voting it VH even though it made me crave some good mexican food. I'm jonesin' for fajitas...argh
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-15:
Great review but great Mexican food in Saginaw, MI? I guess it's possible, LOL. (VH)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-15:
It isnt really authentic unless they use lard in the frijoles. mmmmmmm.... carne asada, arroz & frijoles... dont forget the tortillas. mmmmmmmm :)
Posted by realmexican on 2009-02-15:
they don't use lard in mexico anymore except for tamales.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-15:
Once in a while out here you will find a hole in the wall place that uses lard.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-15:
Realmexican, sorry but if you really knew your Mexican cooking lard in Mexican food is pretty common due to the fact that pork and animal fat are very common in Mexico. But there is always a substitue you can use to meet your dietary requirements. Some restaurants even have a separate menu for customers that require special or specific things in their diet.

Baja Fresh uses no lard anymore.
Posted by realmexican on 2009-02-15:
well i go to mexico every year to a small town in jalisco when i was a little girl my mom use to cook with lard she will send me to the store to buy it, now the relatives that i have there and i will say 80% of the country doesnt use lard
Posted by D on 2009-02-15:
Super... we have a large Mexican population here due to the annual sugarbeet harvest...

Most of the Mexican families have been here for several generations now and are a solid segment of the population..
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-15:
and if you dont have lard, use butter... lots of butter. LOL Its great melted into lardless refried beans. :)

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