Mexicantown Detroit is another great ethnic neighborhood to visit. You can find good Mexican restaurants, bakeries, and during Cinco De Mayo, there is an awesome festival.
Located in the Southwest portion of Detroit, many people who visit (and even residents) don't know about the area. It's kind of tucked away and might be hard to find for people not familiar with the area. It is one of my favorite areas to visit, especially for the best Mexican food in the area.
You will find tons of restaurants and bakeries with authentic Mexican food. The smell alone while driving through some of the areas will reel you in. Taco Bell has nothing on these places ;) For people who didn't think there are taco trucks in the city, well you can find them in Mexicantown.
One of the best tips I can give you is to really explore the area, and not just on the outskirts. There is a lot more to see (and even a little bit of shopping) once you go further in. It's not a big area, but it's one worth checking out. For a list of restaurants and bakeries in the area, check below:
This restaurant is located on the main road of Mexicantown Detroit and features good food, and even live music sometimes. The Falming Fajitas are pretty popular here.
Det, MI, 48201
Mexicantown Restaurant Website
This restaurant offers great food and a pretty active and lively atmosphere. You can even get out on the dance floor and show your moves. It's a pretty fairly priced restaurant, and the seafood here is delicious. You might want to come in for lunch for the buffet as well.
Det, MI, 48216
Los Galanes Website
Mexican Village Restaurant
The Mexican Village Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Mexicantown Detroit. It features many of the traditional dishes such as fajitas, burritos, and desserts. A favorite place of many who visit Mexicantown and it's easy to locate.
Det, MI 48216
Mexican Village Website
The name speaks for itself. Located on Bagley, here they specialize in making delicious tamales. They also serve other traditional Mexican food. It's a small place, but don't let that stop you from checking it out. You'll find that's it's one of the most frequented places in Mexicantown.
Det, MI 48216
Armando's Mexican Restaurant
This is one of the restaurants in Mexicantown Detroit that stays pen until the early AM. It's pretty nice to get a taste of some good Mexican food at 3am in the morning. There are daily specials on drinks, but after midnight, be prepared to wait for a table as it can get quite crowded during the after hours.
4242 W. Vernor Hwy
Det, MI 48209
La Gloria Bakery
Looking for some delicious sweets while you're in Mexicantown? Check out La Gloria. It's not a sit down place, but you can come in and pick what you want, put it on the tray, and you're on your way! Many delciious cakes and other baked goods can be found here.
Det, MI 48216
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