Coming from California, one of the first things you start to miss overseas is great Mexican food. Seeing as Europe is half a world away from this country, when it attempts to recreate flavors and recipes so far from where they originated by a culture who believes in entirely the opposite approach to spicy food, too often it lands in the category of major disappointment, especially to those who know and love the real deal. Mexico Lindo though, is a game-changer.
We were introduced to Mexico Lindo by some of the first friends we made in Germany - a German-American and her American husband. Not only are both of them very well-traveled, but she spent a good deal time growing up in Texas. So when our new friends wanted to take us to the best Mexican food around, at a place run by a Texan, we figured it had to be legit. And we were not disappointed. Mexico Lindo became our go-to restaurant during our time in Wiesbaden. It's where we took visitors (even Hispanic friends from Los Angeles gave it their seal of approval), where we convinced German friends that Mexican food is actually great and where we had our farewell dinner with all our friends before our move to Berlin. Even our goodbye with our regular waitress was filled with hugs and tears.
Mexico Lindo is a bit like the Mexican food I grew up with, with its long plates of portioned off beans, rice and the various entrees you decide on. Here, it's less build-your-own dinner and the stand-outs are clear. The carne asada, especially in a land who's beef pales in comparison to the US, is hands-down the best thing on the menu. The enchilladas verdes, fajitas and fajita quesadilla were also in regular rotation for us. Also recommended, go on a week night to score two for one frozen drinks and splurge on the house-made cinnamon tequila shot to end the meal. Both are worth the extra cab/train fare you'll need to get home. Oh, and be sure to pick up a stamp card because, trust me, you'll be back.
Tel: 06131 228060