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“Great Food and Service - A Rare Find Not Far From the Boardwalk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Modern Mixture

Modern Mixture
62-A Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE
302-227-0600
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Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Middle Eastern, Healthy
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service - A Rare Find Not Far From the Boardwalk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Modern Mixture is a real gem. As a local resident who has been patronizing this restaurant with friends and neighbors since its opening, I highly recommend it for people looking for Mexican and some unusual dishes prepared with extra care and quality ingredients by Leo, the owner-chef.

From the outside, what seems to be a simple ocean block carry-out is actually a small, simple, yet surprisingly interesting restaurant, with both eat-in and carry out service. Sticking to a high quality, limited menu of burritos, tortas (such as the delicious Cuban sandwich), wonderful home made soups, Falafel, guacamole and vegetarian dishes, Modern Mixture is a great place for lunch or mid-day meal. The salads are another great menu item - the chopped salad is excellent. The chef has vegan options and a special “meatless Monday” item. The restaurant also features breakfast croissants and burritos, and very good coffee.

My favorites: the Torta Cubana, Vegetarian and Mixto burritos, and the soups.

Most of the food is prepared in-house and made to order, so there may be a short delay depending on how busy the restaurant is before the order is ready, but the quality of the cooking makes a short wait worthwhile. More than that, the care and warmth that the owner and his team convey to customers are also really special, even in Rehoboth Beach, where courtesy is evident in so many locally-owned restaurants,

Modern Mixture just increased the number of tables, so it should be easier to find a place to sit during when things are busy during the season. It’s sometimes been hard to explain where Modern Mixture is located because its entrance is inset from the street – look for the orange canopy, right side of Rehoboth Avenue facing the boardwalk, just east of First Street. And enjoy.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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landenberg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“HONESTLY, THE ABSOLUTE BEST CUISINE IN REHOBOTH!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

My girlfriend and I stopped here for lunch one day, and... Man... I must say... UNREAL. We're both vegans, so... sometimes our Rehoboth choices are limited... BUT... Modern Mixture left us BEYOND SATISFIED. The food was clean, nutrient-dense, and incredibly fresh. The owner and the waitstaff were friendly and informative. We began with a kale/fruit shake... delish... then... on to fresh guacamole and chips... graduated to an amazing chopped salad (with actual GREENS... no white junk to mire the mix)... and finished off with a unique vegetable burrito... god, I want it all right now. Let me tell you something, this place delivers the body-blessing goodness that so many restaurants fail to deliver. We're returning to Rehoboth in a few weeks, and, I must say... Modern Mixture is one of the reasons... I could go on forever... and ever... and ever...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Just went in for a warm-me-up drink and ended up having the banana, chocolate chip and nutella burrito that was heavenly! The owner is very friendly and the service is great!

Visited December 2012
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Erwinna, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

wonderful cuisine, cafe/ gallery atmosphere, delightfully delicious, fresh ingrediants, tasty, perfect temperatures and pleasing appearances , worth taking the time to check it out, I like variety, so i tried many dishes, and i would highly recommend going with a group and trying all of the appetizers, and then go to the main course, you will be glad that you did, children will really enjoy the stuffed macoroni and cheese balls, ( smiles) and its casual too !! the owners are also very accomodating and serve very generous portions. you can see that they love to create thier dishes, like a work of art,

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Frederick, Maryland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fresh, healthy and delicious with personal service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We discovered this little gem of a restaurant on the first day of a long weekend, and returned each day for lunch or breakfast, because it was THAT good! Before we even ate, we noticed how the owners greeted many people by name. After 3 days, we realized they truly get to know their customers as best they can, making you feel like you've been welcomed into their home for a meal.

The menu is an eclectic mix of traditional mexican and middle eastern food. Sounds weird? Say that after you've had falafel inside a veggie burrito and you will feel differently. Between 5 of us, we sampled sandwiches, salads, soups, burritos, egg dishes, and coffee drinks. All were flavorful, fresh, and delicious.

If you are the cheesy fries and wings type, this is not your place. If you are looking for a meal that fills you up with healthy, nutrient packed ingredients, then venture in. Going for a run and need a protein smoothie after? They have several smoothie options full of post-workout nutrients. Everything we bought cost less than $10. One person could easily eat a meal with a coffee for less than $10.

A restaurant is truly only as good as it's owners, and this place shines as a result of the combination of people running and working it. We will make it our home-base restaurant whenever we return to Rehoboth.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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