Restaurant Review: Mexico Deli on Market Street

Our poll-winner offers a variety of delicious tacos

Restaurant Review: Mexico Deli on Market Street

Drum roll, please! Here you have it … According to our “What is your favorite restaurant in Passaic?” poll, the winner was Mexico Deli

This is a Mexican restaurant with classic cuisine such as quesadillas, tacos, tostadas, and tortas. But of course, this place is well known for their mouth watering tacos and I had to get hands on them. 

Which is your favorite RESTAURANT in Passaic?

  • Mexico Deli (37%, 33 Votes)
  • Noches de Colombia (19%, 17 Votes)
  • El Chevere (13%, 12 Votes)
  • Sabor Latino (9%, 8 Votes)
  • La Fortaleza (7%, 6 Votes)
  • El Huarache Azteca (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Jumbo Grill (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Punto Fijo (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Mama Eleña's (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Don Julio (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 90

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Mexico Deli is located at 141 Market St. One obstacle I experienced was the parking. With dine-in not being allowed, I picked up my order. However, there were so many cars. If you want to get some food from here and decide to pick it up, it’ll be a struggle for sure. And this doesn’t only happen now, with quarantine restrictions. When the restaurant is open, the dine-in area fills up! Sometimes you even have to wait in a long line to order your food. 

But now, on to the taste of these magnificent tacos. I have to tell you, these are amazing. I went for the tacos al pastor, which are shepherd-style tacos. They were definitely tasty, and had a hint of spice but also sweetness. What I loved about this place is they separate the cilantro, onion, radish and lime if you ask them to. This comes in handy in case you or a family member doesn’t like any of these ingredients. The order also brings two kinds of salsa Mexicana in case you want to add some spice. 

The tacos are just $1 each, and the types of tacos they have are carnitas, bistec, lengua, chorizo al pastor, chicken and more. I definitely believe these tacos are worth your money. I would also recommend getting agua de horchata or agua de Jamaica to go along with it. Chef’s kiss! 

I asked some peers for their thoughts on the restaurant. Pablo Palafox, a junior at Passaic Preparatory Academy, stated, “Mexico Deli is a restaurant that gives a great Mexican street food experience, but manages to do so in a restaurant that is in a much more relaxed setting.” 

To conclude, Mexico Deli is a great restaurant and I would highly recommend checking it out. The food and drinks are very savory and I definitely believe your tastebuds will thank you for it!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. The atmosphere is very busy. The restaurant is located with plenty of other businesses, so do expect to be surrounded with plenty of cars and people.