Best Mexican Restaurant - 2007
Readers' Choice: El Maguey
So you want to eat at an authentic Mexican restaurant. Your friends would like a place that caters to American taste. You can waste time arguing among yourselves, or you can head to Señor Pique, which is a great Mexican restaurant and a great "Mexican" restaurant. An "M" next to a dish on the menu denotes an authentic dish: tacos al pastor, cochinita pibil (achiote-marinated pork in banana leaves) and molcajete (pork, beef and chicken served with onions and queso fresco in a mortar, from which it gets its name). Of course, just because something is an authentic Mexican recipe doesn't make it delicious. Thankfully, Señor Pique backs up its claim "It's all about being made by Mexicans" with dishes full of flavor. Fajitas, burritos and other American-influenced dishes are great, too. Not sure when a dish stops being Mexican and starts being Tex-Mex or American "Mex"? Order the quesadillas mexicanas, then compare them to the quesadillas gringas. Yes they're really called quesadillas gringas. Trust us: They're laughing with you, not at you.