1st) Mezcal Restaurante Mexicana y Cantina
"Owner and chef Ricardo Trejo says his restaurant is a truly authentic Mexican food experience. That’s because Trejo had to cook for his family when he was young — and they were sticklers for traditional taste. When he forgets a recipe, Trejo calls his mother in Chiconcuac, about a half hour outside Mexico City, where he grew up. “When people come in to the restaurant I tell them ‘You’re in Mexican territory now, so relax,’” Trejo says. Using spices and mole imported straight from Mexico — you can’t get authentic mole in the United States, Trejo says — Mezcal goes the extra mile to maintain the flavors Trejo grew up with. “It’s not about taking Mexican food and dumbing it down to cater to gringo tastes,” says Trejo’s wife Lisa. “It’s about presenting it as it is, and that’s what people like.”"
14 Mechanic St.
2nd) Aunt Chilada's
3931 Whitney Ave.
3rd) Su Casa Mexican Restaurant
400 E. Main St.