There is an abundance of authentic Mexican in Cincinnati now – it’s a bit crazy – you can pretty much find a taqueria in every part of town (Westside – are you represented?). I’m not big on the Groupons anymore but when one came up for La Mexicana in Newport – I snatched it up.
Because we had $20 to work with, we started with guacamole ($4.99 – medium) – it’s one of my favorites. The chips were very fresh and crispy. The guac was pretty good – could have used a little more lime – but still good – very chunky – that’s the way I like it. And – of course – my Mexican Coke
I ordered tacos – from left to right – vegetarian, shrimp and chorizo. I think the American in me will always win out – to me – I want cheese and sour cream on my tacos. I like the vegetarian a lot – I always get at least one – I should probably just get all 3 that way – rice, beans, lettuce, tomato and cheese. Not very Mexican – but tasty nonetheless. The shrimp was good – I topped it with a little quac and loved it. The chorizo wasn’t so great – it was dry and too crispy for me.
Dawn got a chicken quesadilla – it was really large – with lots of melty cheese as well as the crumbly cheese. I wanted to steal a bite but refrained myself. 🙂 Dawn – if you’re reading this – offer one up next time!! (hahaha – just kidding).
Why Should You Go? It’s one of my favorite authentic places in the city. I love the two light corn tortillas with the tacos. I think the places like Mazunte & Bakersfield might actually have tacos I like better but there’s just something about La Mexicana that I will always go back for. (Oh and they have a grocery and will do your taxes????)
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