Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mexico Lindo Melrose

I have heard good things about Mexico Lindo in Melrose, and since I was in the area today, I stopped by for lunch.

They are located in downtown Melrose with free on street parking.

It's a Mexican restaurant, OK? They must have been here for a while since the cushions in my booth had seen better days.

They have a big bar area with more seating.

Warm chips and salsa arrive promptly. I really like these thin and crispy chips. The salsa was smooth but was really tasty, not too hot and not too tomatoey. Of course you get the rolled up napkin with the silverware inside. Why do they do this?

From the limited lunch menu, I picked the Chile Verde ($9.95). "Pork loin braised in a green sauce of special fresh Mexican “tomatillos” and spices. Served with tortillas". I wasn't sure if I would get rice and beans, but to my delight, I did. The rice was good, and so was the refried beans that had some texture left. The little salad was a nice upgrade from the lettuce and tomato you usually get. The Chile Verde was really good, tender pork and a really delicious sauce. The tortillas were light and really palatable. Flavorwise, this was one of the better Mexican places that I have tried. I'll be back for the Chile Colorado. Service was a bit spotty, the waitress tended to disappear.

I really liked the big windows, they let in a lot of light. Northbound parking on Main Street is 30 minutes but on the other side, it's 2 hours. Go figure!

Address 449 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176
Phone number (781) 662-4056

Mexico Lindo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I went back a month later to try the Chile Colorado.

Chile Colorado ($9.95. "Beef simmered until very tender in a red tomato sauce onions, mild peppers and spices. Served with tortillas". This was just beef with a very mild reddish sauce. The beef was really tender, but the Chili Verde was soo much better.

1 comment:

  1. You have been hitting some of our favorites recently! This place feels like the most authentic Mexican around and their flavors are special..We love the Camarones (forgot the name..Maybe Mexico Lindo) with peppers, onions, mushrooms, cheese avocado slices over rice. Sort of a Mexican caccitore. You like spicy so this might be too mild for you, but you could ask for it kicked up. Also really nice cheese enchiladas