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Where to try Mexican food
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Where to try Mexican food

by Sarita Rao 3 min. 02.11.2019 From our online archive
From authentic Mexican to Tex-Mex, here's your options for Latin American cuisine this Dia de los Muertos in Luxembourg
Tamales at Frida Cantina, known for its authentic Mexican food
Tamales at Frida Cantina, known for its authentic Mexican food
Photo credit: Frida Cantina

There has been much debate among the residents of Luxembourg about where to try good Mexican food. Most are divided between the more authentic experience and the Tex-Mex hybrid variety. Whether you prefer tamales or chilli with nachos, there's something for all tastebuds for Dia de los Muertos. 

For something authentic

Most agree that Frida Cantina Mexicana in Dudelange (the Hollerich premises are relocating to a new venue in the city), is about the closest restaurant-wise you'll get to the real deal, together with food truck Las Maracus.

At Frida Cantina you can sample tamales, enchiladas with mole, chicken marinated with a Tinga chipotle sauce, and a whole host of different quesadilla combinations. You'll find Las Maracas food truck in Cloche d'Or (Tuesday), Kirchberg (Wednesday) and Capellen (Thursday) and at the Naturata in Rollingen during holidays. You can sample traditional quesadillas or tacos with a choice of meat and vegetarian fillings and red, green, chipotle and habanero sauces, in addition to home-made guacamole. They'll be at at Naturata Kass-Haff on Sunday 3 November to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. 

The relatively new  Agave  also gets a thumbs up for having authentic tacos and enchiladas but also offers chilaquiles, and octopus. It has a kid's menu, and delicious starters such as melted cheese (queso fundido) with chorizo.

Tex-Mex

The following restaurants don't always get the thumbs up from resident Mexicans, but plenty of people living in Luxembourg give them good reviews. You might find the spices toned down, but the food is enjoyable all the same.

At Mamacita you can drink tequila with your quesadilla or taco, and try out a Mexican ceviche (raw fish cured in citrus juice and spices). At sports bar Gringo's you can pare a margarita with Tex-Mex inspired dishes including tacos, fajitas, burritos and quesadillas. Pablito serves up home-made corn tortillas with its tacos and fresh ceviche. At Bibliotheca in Clausen, you can sample frijoles con queso (refried beans with pickled jalapenos and fresh cheese), burritos and fajitas. Däiwelskichen serves up fajitas, quesadillas and burritos as well as a house chilli.

Newly-opened Qosqo (Kirchberg) serves dishes from Latin America, and its menu includes quesadillas and burritos. El Barrio in the same quarter has a varied menu that includes tacos in addition to Spanish tapas. Probably more Spanish than Mexican, you can still try filled tortillas and chilli con carne at El Campanero.

Out of town, the Coyote Café in Belval and Taco Tikka in Bridel both have dishes that give a nod to Mexican cuisine.

Home-cooking

If you prefer to make your Mexican-style food, you can buy supplies from Chilli Gourmet and Mex-Al will also deliver. Some supermarkets like Auchun in Kirchberg stock the El Paso brand.

Mexican-born Yisela will be opening the first Mexican Tortilleria called Secretos del Maiz, using machines imported from her home country and 100% corn flour made from white, blue and red corn (so gluten and preservative free, with no GMO) to make different sized tortillas and tortilla chips/nachos. In addition to supplying restaurants, she takes private orders for delivery on Saturdays. The website is still to go live, but if you’re interested in trying the fresh tortillas you can contact her at secretodelmaiz@gmail.com.


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