Posts Tagged Mexican food

Foxy Loxy Does It Right

The latest addition to the bountiful array of good eats available in the Thomas Square neighborhood is Foxy Loxy. It’s a café/art gallery in the old Pizza Rustica location on Bull St.  The folks at the recent monthly meeting of Green Drinks were treated to what several say was the best cocktail buffet they’ve ever had, and the group has, over the years, met at virtually every possible downtown area location. This time they were treated to a variety of nibbles, including slow roasted pulled pork with apple chutney, Chipotle-Pimento cheese pinwheels, tomatillo and orange salsa with chips, chocolate pepita shortbread, and a cheese and grape platter. Since then, I’ve heard raves about their coffees (all from PERC), their sandwiches, and especially their quiche of jeuvos rancheros.  The menu changes daily, but it tends to have a Mexic ana flavor, plus in-house made desserts that draw raves. The wine and craft beer list is impressive. Open Monday through Saturday, the gallery has a frequently changing array of  etchings, prints, lithos and woodcuts by local artists. More info: 401-0543.

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Cilantro: Affordable and Delicious

When I first heard that a new Mexican restaurant had opened up on Bay Street, (135 West) I simply shrugged. Savannah is filled with Mexican restaurants, most of them overpriced and under flavored. But then, thanks to Green Drinks, I ended up sampling the food at Cilantro. And I’m glad I did. If a variety of enchiladas–beef, chicken, bean, and cheese– are any indication, and I’m sure they are, the food is affordably priced, the portions generous, and very delicious. Besides, they have my very favorite Green Enchiladas!  I’m sure you’ll be hearing more from me as time goes on about Cilantro. For the moment, suffice to say, the menu is extensive.  They have a full bar and a good selection of beer.

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La Xalapena is a Winner!

The first time I tried the food at La Xalapena, I was so surprised I could hardly believe it.  Here was the best,  genuinely Mexican  food I’d ever eaten in Savannah (and I’ve tried many of the Mexican eateries around town), and I could hardly believe it would not soon sink into the usual Mexican-American gooey dreary tastlessness. I waited about a month and a half to try again. And once again, I was amazed. One of my all-time favorite dishes is Enchiladas Verde. Here, they are near perfect. Filled with genuine Mexican cheese instead of the usual Velveeta-like goo. Topped with more cheese, the buttery, creamy Asadero beloved by Mexicans,  and green enchilada sauce.  Sprinkled with a light layer of shredded lettuce. The beef, chicken and bean enchiladas each have their individual flavors,  not too spicy, but well seasoned and  far from bland. The empanadas proved to be another delight. Big, fat,  and packed with filling–the beef ones especially skillfully seasoned with just the right amounts of garlic, onion, cumin and oregano. The only drawback to this delightful place is that they have no beer license, and to me, a Mexican dinner without beer is like an Italian dinner without wine….like a day without sunshine! So thus far, I’ve picked up their food and taken it home where I’m well stocked with Dos Equis!

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