NOTE: Mi Pueblo has changed ownership and is now El Paso II (click for new review).
As this is a Jersey weblog, I’m going to start featuring interesting local Northern NJ eateries and restaurants, along with photographs of the dishes they serve.
Mi Pueblo Grocery
71 S Washington Ave
Mi Pueblo is a small Mexico-city style taqueria in Bergenfield on Washington Avenue that’s been around for several years, but recently remodeled their back area and added some tables and expanded their menu. They’re known primarily for Taquitos, plates of four small tacos for $5 (with your choice of meat filling) as well as Tortas, a type of Mexican Dagwood sandwich.
Taquitos de Bistec (Seasoned Steak) and Carne Enchilada (Spicy Pork)
Salsamaniacs rejoice. Not sure what type of hot sauce to put on your taquitos? Try them all: tomatillo, chipotle, chile verde, and the badass red stuff.
Torta Cubana. Despite the name, it bears no resemblence to Cuban Sandwiches (Cubanos). This monster has the entire kitchen sink on it — Fried Eggs, Ham, Sliced Grilled Hot Dogs, Cheese, Bacon, Fried Cutlet and Avocado.
Chicken Quesadilla. This version is deep fried and filled with shredded chicken meat, and topped with Queso Fresco, shredded lettuce and Mexican sour cream.
The store also features a small grocery, where you can buy Mexican canned and dried goods, fresh vegetables (including chiles and tomatillos) and tortillas, cheese and meats (chorizo, etc) and home-made mole sauce. You’ll also find unusual items like Mexican brands of ramen noodles, such as the kind pictured above. If you choose to try the Ramen, you’ll want to take home some refrescos (Mexican soda pop) because they have 1600mg of Sodium per cup. Ouch!
The store and restaurant is open 7 days a week and open until 10PM.