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.
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.