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Mexicali Blue

Mexican, Southwestern
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87 main street, New Paltz, NY
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Mexican, tacos, burrittos, all fresh never frozen no cans

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pork Belly Taco

The best taco I've ever had. Jalapeño bacon. Perfectly cooked pork belly. They don't have it at there Wappinger's location so this is unique.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Walden, New York
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Walden, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The best taco I've ever had. Jalapeño bacon. Perfectly cooked pork belly. They don't have it at there Wappinger's location so this is unique.

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New Paltz, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have the best tacos. Made right in front of you. Mostly a take out place, but there is some table seating.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Try this place for lunch or anytime to take out. Great flavors and variety AND fresh fresh fresh. I wish I could have tried all the tacos.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I'm not sure why everyone is raving about Mexicali. Granted, I didn't get sick. The food seemed to be fresh. But even for tex-mex this place is sub-par. Sure, my burrito was gigantic, but the meat inside was relatively tasteless and the portion consisted mostly of rice that also begged for more flavor. For the record, Fresco does a much... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I don't care what Anthony Bourdain says this place has NO flavor in its food. I've tried the food 3 seperate times & will NOT be going back. My family also thought it was overrated, my daughter was the closest 2 saying it was average. She had fish tacos, I had a Steak burrito, others had chicken dishes. I sampled... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Driving between Manhatten and Montreal, somewhere near the Catskills, and only 5 minutes off the 87 Thruway is this amazing tacos, burittos and quesadillas take out/dine in! A hugely popular place with the locals who know what they like and a top spot to stop off and take a 30 minute break from the drive. The sign on the front... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

DELICIOUS!!!!!! Very yummy also quick and cheap. We were nervous when we realized that were only getting one taco for ~$6, but the portions are huge and the quality is stellar. Also, it was fun to try all of their crazy different hot sauces. So yeah!

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Hudson Valley, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This little place is amazing for takeout, but for a sit-down meal, try their restaurant in Poughkeepsie. Mexicali Blue is consistently fabulous. Our out-of-town visitors always require a meal from Mexicali Blue- fine with this host! I love the guacamole or the portobello/squash burritos, but each has gotten great reviews from friends and family. I would pay a bit extra... More 

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new york
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90 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Dependably tasty lunch from this tiny joint. They cook the tuna perfectly and generally it's a pretty nice cut of fish! Add to that the wasabi drizzle and it's delicious. Seating may be scarce (it's a 'stand' after all), but there are a few spots. Recommend.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Small hole in the wall, great for food on the go. Ingredients were fresh and made to order. Burrito was big enough to satisfy the largest appetites. Really enjoyed my burrito and will stop again when in town. Only negative, basically no where to sit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 87 main street, New Paltz, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Paltz

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Description

Mexican, tacos, burrittos, all fresh never frozen no cans
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?