The traditional Mexican cuisine at Fonda Rosalinda's sates appetites with fresh seafood, fragrant spices, and flavorful vegetarian dishes. Lunchtime starters such as the mexican-sausage-stuffed choriqueso cheese dip ($5.95) overflow with flavor, and entrees such as the pescado tacos ($9.50) brim with tender morsels of fresh sea bass. Carne asada en salsa de mole con callos y camarones ($10.95) combines a grilled steak with scallops and shrimp blanketed in a mole sauce and painstakingly placed diacritic marks. Dinner diners can sample the carne asada con camarones, callos, calamares y nopales ($24.95), which covers a platter of grilled rib eye with shrimp, scallops, and cactus, or taste the chili relleno de carne o queso al mango ($12.50), which stuffs poblano peppers with beef or cheese before drizzling them in mango sauce.
In an inviting space decorated with colorful murals, patrons dine on gourmet Mexican cuisine and sip specialty cocktails, house-made sangria, and margaritas made with fresh limes. Vegetarian specialties include garden enchiladas and chipotle-soy meatballs with beans, rice, and plantains, and omnivorous dishes include salsa-simmered steak fajitas and roasted red snapper.
For more than 35 years, Maria's Mexican Pueblo has served up fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine made from fresh ingredients. Unlike Thanksgiving at a scientist’s house, they never use any chemicals when they craft specialties such as sizzling chicken, steak, or shrimp fajitas, or the hungry hombre plate, which mixes one burrito with one beef taco, one guacamole taco, and sides of refried beans and rice. They also serve up specials such as stacked nachos piled high with chicken, refried beans, and whole tomato slices.
Curra's Nuevo Cuisine's kaleidoscopic, meticulous plating complements the warm, multihued eating area as diners sample inventive twists on Mexican culinary classics. The appetizers, including chilaca rellena, an anaheim pepper stuffed with goat cheese and onion-and-pomegranate relish ($9), queso flameado, a sea of cheese speckled with an archipelago of onion and chorizo ($7), and a daily selection of ceviche, touch down like flavorful flying saucers on the tongue, demanding attention and the surrender of world leaders. The pato almendrado, duck confit dressed unorthodoxly in a coat of almond and saffron ($21), may befuddle taco purists, and pineapple traditionalists will fume over the puerco al pastor, a cowboy-cut pork chop with guajillo sauce, onion, and pineapple ($22).
El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant's neon-green and bright-red sign is merely an appetizer for the feast of colors within. Red- and orange-striped booths, sky-blue chairs, textured sunflower walls, and tabletops painted with smiling suns, blossoming tulips, and fruit dominate the space. This festive atmosphere sets an ideal scene for enjoying carne asada, chicken enchiladas, tacos filled with pork and beans, and churros. El Tapatio—whose name refers to a Guadalajara native—also mixes up delicious margaritas, which were dubbed the Best Margaritas by Delaware Today in 2008.
Ismael and Silvia Villegas have been snipping off sprigs of cilantro and squeezing limes onto tacos inside Casa Linda Mexican Restaurant's kitchens since 1993. Beneath decorations such as papel picado and piñatas, staples such as chicken in mole sauce and tacos al pastor join specialties such as the Pollo Loco, a chicken breast topped with cream sauce and a medley of squash and other vegetables. The restaurant also shakes and blends specialty cocktails such as açaí cosmos and superfruit margaritas.