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El Mexicano

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Our food is not spicy unless requested
APERITIVOS‏
5.50
Guacamole
Mashed avocado,‏ tomato, shopped onions, cilantro & spices
5.50
Aguacate Relleno
Half avocado stuffed w/ shrimp, covered w/ our special sauce
5.50
Nachos
Tortilla chips‏ covered w/ refried beans, melted cheese & jalapeno pepper strips
8.50
Ceviche Special (for Two)
Shrimp, w/ chopped onions, tomato sauce, cilantro & spices, served cold
5.50
Queso Derretido Con Chorizo
Melted cheese w/ Mexican sausage & tortillas
4.00
Frijoles Refritos
Refried beans w/ melted cheese & tortillas
5.50
Quesadillas (3)
Soft flour tortilla stuffed w/ cheese & Mexican sausage
5.50
Chilaquiles
Fried tortilla strips covered w/ shredded chicken, beef or shrimp, sour cream, shredded cheese & special red sauce
5.50
Taquitos
Fried corn tortillas stuffed w/ chicken & cooked w/ tomato sauce, green & red pepper sauce, topped w/ sour cream
8.00
Ensalada El Mexicano
Grilled chicken, lettuce, onions, tomato, avocado & radishes
SOPAS
6.00
Sopa Albondigas
Mexican meatballs in a home made & mildly spiced red sauce
4.50
Sopa De Frijol Negro
Black bean soup
4.50
Sopa De Pollo
Chicken soup
COMBINATIONS‏
8.50
Taco, Enchilada
8.50
Chimichanga, Burrito
8.50
Taco, Chimichanga
8.50
Enchilada, Chimichanga
9.95
Taco, Enchilada, Burrito
9.95
Chile Relleno, Taco, Enchilada
PLATILLOS TIPICOS
8.00
Hueyos Rancheros
2 fried eggs sandwiched between quick fried corn tortillas & covered w/ special sauce
8.95
Flautas (2)
Tortillas fried to a pastry - like flakiness, filled w/ meat or chicken, garnished w/ guacamole & sour cream
8.95
Chimichanga
Shredded beef cooked w/ onions, tomatoes & peppers, rolled in a flour tortilla & fried, garnished w/ guacamole & sour cream
6.50
Tacos (2)
Folded crisp tortilla stuffed w/ beef or chicken & cheese
8.95
Enchiladas
Soft tortillas, stuffed w/ cheese, beef or chicken, covered w/ red sauce & melted cheese
9.95
Enchiladas Suizas (2)
Soft corn tortillas stuffed w/ chicken, covered w/ green sauce, melted cheese & sour cream
9.95
Enchiladas Mole Poblano (2)
Soft tortilla stuffed w/ chicken, covered w/ mole sauce, & garnished w/ sesame seeds, onions, & fresh radish
8.95
Burritos
Rolled flour tortilla stuffed w/ beef & melted cheese
6.50
Tostada
Open crisp tortilla topped w/ beans, beef or chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream & shredded Mexican cheese
11.95
Chicken Your Choice
A la Mexicano, mole verde, mole piplan, or mole poblano
LUNCH SPECIALS‏
15.95
Bistec Tarasco
Shell steak in half, stuffed w/ Mexican cheese, topped w/ sauteed onions & a special sauce, served w/ Mexican salad & rice
15.95
Sarape
Shell steak sauteed in garlic, topped w/ refried beans, green sauce & melted cheese, served w/ Mexican salad & rice
15.95
Steak Ranchero
Sliced shell steak sauteed in garlic, basil & regano, w/ tomatoes, w/ tomatoes, onions & green peppers, seasoned w/ jalapeno juice, rice & beans
15.95
Mixiote
Tender marinated‏ pork loin w/ sweet pasilla pepper, olives & butter, slow steamed to perfection! Served w/ rice & beans
25.95
Ranchero Platter (for 2 Persons)
Carne asada (grilled shell steak), 2 carnitus (pork), chorizo, guacamole, refried beans, corn tortillas
15.95
Fiesta De Camarones
Shrimp in white sauce, breaded shrimp, shrimp on a skewer, shrimp Mexican (cooked in dark Mexican beer) w/ Mexican salad & rice
15.95
Camarones Tequila
Shrimp sauteed w/ butter, herbs, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos & cilantro
15.95
Campesino Platter
Breaded steak, pork in green sauce, shrimp in white sauce, served w/ Mexican salad & rice
Special dishes will be prepared upon request
14.00
Chalupas
Soft tortillas quick fried in hot oil, topped w/ beef or chicken, chopped onions, green or red sauce & a slice of avocado
POSTRES (DESSERTS)
3.00
Flan
Caramel custard
3.00
Bunuelo
Thin crisp pastry topped w/ honey or sugar
3.00
Sweet Chimichanga
Flour tortilla stuffed w/ banana & honey
3.00
Helado
Ice cream, chocolate or vanilla
BEVIDAS‏
4.00
Corona & Corona Light Tecate
Served w/ salt & lemon
4.00
Pacifico
Light
4.00
Xx
Dark & xx light
4.00
Negra Modelo
Dark & modelo especial coors light
5.50
Margaritas
Lime, strawberry, banana, peach, raspberry
5.50
Kahlua Colada
5.50
Pina Colada
Made w/ premium breads
5.00
Margarita
Tequila gold, triple sec & lemon juice
5.00
Charro Negro
Tequila &‏ khalua
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Parking Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I chose this place over another Mexican restaurant in town because it appeared to be authentic. Restaurant was well lit, played mexican music and staff was friendly and attentive. Food was just average compared to what I've had elsewhere. Food did not "wow" me. Prices...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Scott W
Reviewed March 8, 2019

We went out to eat for my daughter's birthday last weekend. Our waiter was horrendous. He kept walking away from us while asking questions, disappered after taking the order, was not corteous but to top off the evening a twist tie was in my daughter's...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank adele0650
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

Acceptable Mexican food Most servers are very friendly. 1 guy not so much. FANTASTIC beer and margaritas menu. Salsa is fresh and excellent.But too bright inside. Dim the lights. Decore is nice Dinner for 2 without drinking was about $40 all inclusive.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gavin P
Reviewed January 1, 2019

This is the best Mexican option in Saratoga Springs. Large portions are enough to share. I had the cactus salad and the shrimp crevice - both excellent. Fun atmosphere, great salsa with chips.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed December 16, 2018

The food is OK, but our experience was quite strange. At the end of the dinner, we tried to pay with credit cards VISA as well as Mastercard cards were refused. When we propose therefore to go to an ATM, we had a strong physical...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chaptaoui
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

My colleagues and I stopped here en route back from NYC on a whim. We are so glad we did. Excellent Tex Mex, attentive service, free chips and salsa, quesadilla, and dessert with each meal... highly recommend! You might not expect much from the sign...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank achiever
Reviewed November 7, 2018

A friend recommended we go to this restaurant and I was admittedly skeptical. Really, Mexican in Saratoga? Ok, now I get it. Service is top notch. You won't find anything on this menu that you haven't seen at any other mid-scale Mexican restaurant but they...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

I visited this restaurant on the Friday of Columbus Day Weekend, for a Lula Wiles show at Caffe Lena. The place was very busy, and it was a bit noisy, but we could still hear ourselves think. I had the chicken enchiladas, and they were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alan D
Reviewed September 15, 2018

The lunch presentation with the food was beautiful !!!!......The food its self was out of this world! Staff was awesome.....we will be back!!!! LOVED EVERY BIT OF IT :)

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tamatha G
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Excellent. Great food wonderful service. Lunch was reasonable and food was fresh and authentic! Glad we found this on are way!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dollyk438
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