by BtownMenus on October 8, 2012
Mexican restaurants have a casual, relaxed vibe about them and are perfect to go to with your friends. Because there are a lot of these restaurants in Bloomington, I have my preferences for good ones and not-so-good ones. I heard about this little hole-in-the-wall by 10thand the Bypass that is half restaurant and half market, similar to the International Market on Fourth Street but instead it is the Azteca Market and it used to be the Olive Market. With or without all the nearby construction, you can easily bypass this strip mall if you’re not looking at what is offered within.
A friend and I walked in one night last week. The fluorescent bulbs in the front were bright but the back of the store was dark, and we may not have known it was open if it weren’t for the neon “Open” sign in the store window. We sat down at a booth across from the television which was airing a soccer game that the employees were really getting into. Like other restaurants, we were given chips and salsa but this time it was salsa verde, and it was pretty spicy but still had a good flavor. The heat builds over time but we couldn’t stop eating it throughout the meal.
What I’ve heard about this place is that they have delicious tacos and tamales, and it’s true. We each ordered a chicken tamale and layered it with our salsa verde. I also tried a steak taco, (because they were out of chorizo) and I really loved that it had cilantro and lime. I ordered the arroz con pollo, which I enjoy eating even without the tortillas. My friend ordered the nachos supremos with chicken, beef and the usual toppings of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.
Another great aspect is that the prices are cheaper than the usual places, so it’s very affordable yet it’s still delicious. Our bill was about $22 but plates were covering the table. They currently don’t have delivery but offer take out, and I hope to see them offered on BtownMenus.com very soon. I’ll be ordering more tacos and enchiladas next time.
2610 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Cost Friendly: $5-15 per person