|Address:||136 S Main St Unit 106, Newark, DE 19711, USA|
|Opening hours (Edit)|
|Monday:||10:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||10:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||10:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Thursday:||10:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Friday:||10:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
|Saturday:||10:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
|Sunday:||10:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
Atexquita Restaurant Mexican Grill & Bar is located in New Castle County of Delaware state. On the street of South Main Street and street number is 136. To communicate or ask something with the place, the Phone number is (302) 349-7180. You can get more information from their website.
The coordinates that you can use in navigation applications to get to find Atexquita Restaurant Mexican Grill & Bar quickly are 39.6793492 ,-75.7605421
Parking was easy, strip mall, parking on the right side of the plaza.
This is a medium sized restaurants with several booths, tables, and a large bar area to choose from. This is a new restaurant in the area, but not the only location in DE. They have another restaurant in New Castle, and one in Jersey I believe. The place has a modern, clean, festive look inside. Service was a little rough at times, but I understand some of these folks haven't worked in a Mexican Restaurant before, and they just opened a couple days ago.
I ordered a Modelo draft. It wasn't very cold, but I got through it. The beer in the cooler were much better. I asked about some the tequila prices, and they were much higher than most places. I ended up going with Cuervo since it was at $6. They had Clase Azul Repo for $35 a shot, which is like Miami prices. I know when I visited the other location in New Castle, I got that same shot for $10....I did mention this to them. I'd rather just goto El Jefe and drink instead.
Chips & Salsa!!!!
Nope...they are on the menu for $3, so we went a different route.
We ordered the Chori Queso ($9): Mexican sausage with melted cheese. Served with chips.
The chips are house made, tasty, perfect chips for me.
The chori queso had a thin, soupy consistency, and was loaded heavily with chorizo. It was a little bland to me at first, until we added some of that orange salsa. A couple spoon fulls made this stuff really pop. I could drink it after that. I came back next day and did the same thing.
We ordered Taquitos Dorados (7): 3 taquitos split in half, served with pico, and sour cream.
Fried good in the middle, a bit overdone on the ends. The chicken was tasty, in the middle. I'd probably just skip these though.
We ordered tamales ($2) choosing the Rajas (tom,onion, cheese), Salsa Verde (Chicken), and Salsa Roja (pork).
Rajas...had a nice creamy texture to the inside, the masa was a little dry, but good.
Salsa Verde...was ok, a little dry for me, had a nice spicy kick to it.
Roja...this was my jam. The pork melted in my mouth and the sauce really kept this one moist. I'd recommend this one all day.
I ordered a carnitas sope ($4).
Excellent sope! The canitas had a nice char and flavorful meat. The tortilla was soft and delicious. All the ingredients in this dish were well balanced and loaded with flavors.
I ordered Torta De Milanesa De Pollo ($9): Breaded chicken with tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, jalapenos, beans, and cheese.
The seeded bread is huuuuge, and soft all the way. I would've preferred the bread a little toasted on the inside to give it a little crunch. The chicken was chopped into small chunks and not very proportionate to the size of the bread. You could use half the size of bread with the same amount of food inside. It made me say...Where's the beef? The flavor was ok, all of that bread kind of killed the flavor for me.
I ordered tacos choosing cabeza, chorizo, pastor, and carnitas.
Cabeza...melt in your mouth, perfectly seasoned, so soft, amazing. The tortillas were serviceable, switched to 1 tortilla to prevent dryness.
Chorizo...no char, a little taste of cinnamon in there, not enough grease for me.
Pastor...amazing flavors, nice char to the meat, near perfect taco. I'd prefer a little pineapple up in there too.
Carnitas...good flavor, some of the pork was fried a little too hard in some spots. The part that weren't charred were excellent, but I would've enjoyed a little bit of fat in there. Everyone is different I know.
First time here and had a good time with my girlfriends. Food was typical Mexican food with large portions and it tasted very good. Only negative thing I would mention was the music was very loud which made it hard to understand conversations. The place was almost empty of customers, only 2 other tables were full plus ours and at dinner time. Thete were 8 large screened TVs hung on the walls so if you were into sports, I'm sure you could watch from every angle and not miss a play.
Delicious food (try the chipotle burrito!!), great service, and very fair prices. Definitely recommended, and we’ll be going back for sure!
Not bad. Flavors were mild, meats were dry, but prices were reasonable. I would put this on par with similar restaurants in the area.