Tacos and margs on the rocks! What could possibly be better than that combo?! Tequila fans will love this booth and everything it’s dishing out.
Let’s start with the classic Ribeye Taco. The corn tortilla is filled with ribeye steak and topped with ranchera salsa, onions, chives, and a lime wedge. A solid taco choice! It had good tasting meat with a small spicy kick. The taco costs $6.95.
The Pork Tostada was actually our favorite dish from Mexico. The fried corn tortilla added a great flavor and crunch! The tostada costs $6.75 and comes topped with chipotle black beans, roasted pork, fresh salsa verde, onions, and cilantro.
The meat was well cooked, the tortilla was crisp and the beans were slightly creamy. This whole thing worked REALLY well together.
We washed our classic taco down with a Clásica Margarita for $10.75. The margarita is made with tequila, chile poblano liqueur, lime juice, and agave nectar with a salt rim. The ingredients are pretty straight-forward, but the drink is pretty much perfection. The rim was a little too salty for us so we might get it without salt next time. It’s been a while since we had such a good Classic Margarita!
The two margs are tied for best! We loved the Mango Smoky Margarita as much as the Classic. The Mango Margarita costs $11.50 and is mixed with mango purée, mezcal, applejack, lime juice, and agave nectar with a tajín chile-lime rim. We just wish the mango was a little bit smokier. We’d really like to taste more of that Mezcal! (If you’re not a fan of the smokey spirit, you might think this is perfect though!)
We really liked the Passion Rose Sangria! It was a fun mix of red wine, rum, rose petal liqueur, passion fruit purée, and lime. Our only complaint is that rose is a little too strong. It started to taste a little perfume-y towards the end. The sangria costs $10.00.
When you order the small Mexican Craft Beer, it’s served in this cool little compostable cup! (Save the Earth AND get a good beer? Win-win!) The craft beer is actually a Tulum Artisnal Lager crafted with citrus notes and made with Mexican Caribbean seawater. Fancy! The beer was refreshing, but a little heavy for the hot sun. The 6oz is $5.00 and the 12oz is $9.50.
We’re big fans of the Mexico Pavilion! Everything we tasted was either a solid version of a classic food or a fun spin on an old favorite. Keep following us as we try everything at Food and Festival this year!
Do any of these dishes look good to you? Let us know if you’ll be stopping by Mexica for a tostada!