|Fonda San Miguel | The Best Mexican Food in Austin|
|Sunday, 15 April 2012 10:10|
Best Mexican foodIf you live in Austin and have a craving for the best Mexican food, you must pay a visit to Fonda San Miguel. If you are visiting and looking for a fine dining with Mexican cuisine in Austin, this is also a must-go restaurant! Located in North of the Austin city and nestled in the middle of a sub-urban area, near the south end of where Burnet Road begins, Fonda San Miguel features a quaint and picturesque setting of a traditional Mexican home.
We were there on a Saturday evening and this best Mexican food place is on a full house with no table left empty. This is indeed a popular joint. The driveway into San Miguel is like going to an old Mexican house of an old friend. Walking along the driveway to the main door is a charming garden with colorful plants.
When you reach the main door, you are greeted by a strong, wooden double doors decorated with carvings with a tiled door frame. As you walk through the door, you are greeting by an naturally lit courtyard with a large circular table. The interior is simply charming and beautiful. There is a bar area with tall stools as well as a warmly lit main dining area. There is also pockets of very cozy dining tables with sofas set up in the corridors and niches in San Miguel. It simply feels nice, warm and cozy.
The waiter is friendly with good knowledge of their menu and can describe what the food on the menu might taste like for you. As recommended by the waiter, we ordered the Plato Miguel for our starters. The tortillas and lamb is very good. The lamb was rated excellent by a friend who personally does not like lamb generally. We followed our entrees with the main course. We ordered the Ancho Relleno San Miguel, Relleno Picadillo, Pato en Salsa, Relleno de Quesco and Shrimp Al Mojo, which all comes served with rice and red beans paste.
What made up the best Mexican food at San MiguelThe Relleno de Picadillo is basically shredded port, almonds and raisins filled into the poblano pepper and lightly battered and roasted. Served with Jotomate (which is a tomato pureed sauce with additional spices) – delicious. The Ancho Relleno is the similar poblano pepper but is left on the tree longer so that is older and more ripe. Filled with chicken, olives, capers and almonds in light cilantro cream sauce, is an awesome meal, especially if you also like cream. The Ancho Relleno is also a dish that they are famous for, certainly match up to be the restaurant for the best Mexican food in Austin.
We ate our fill and had to pass on the dessert as we are quite full from our main course. Would I go there again, yes definitely. Price is definitely on the high end of the scale, but this is a excellent place to meet and chat with friends over the best Mexican food, excellent service blended with the quaint its cultural atmosphere – perfect. The flavors there is amazing.
|Last Updated on Monday, 16 April 2012 19:33|