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Cheap Eats 2010: La Sirenita
100 places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 9, 2010
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La Sirenita
Address: 4911 Edmonston Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Phone: 301-864-0188
Neighborhood: Hyattsville
Cuisines: South American, Mexican, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open daily except Tuesday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: West Hyattsville, Landover
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Chilaquiles with a fried egg on top; chorizo, salty beef, and tongue tacos; chile relleno; chicken mole; posole; melon, a canteloupe drink.
Price Details: Appetizers $2.50 to $12.50; entrées $8 to $18.50.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Why go: This roadhouse at the edge of Little Mexico in Riverdale delivers the best, most interesting Mexican cooking in the region: zesty casseroles, robust meal-in-a-bowl soups, and the finest chile relleno around.

What to get: A small pitcher of melon, a sweet cantaloupe drink; posole, a rich pork-and-hominy soup; chilaquiles, torn strips of corn tortilla layered with zippy salsa rojo and a soft-fried egg; savory, sweet chicken mole; lengua, chorizo, and salty-beef tacos.

Best for: Diners weary of uninspired Salva-Mex who crave more punch and spice.

Insider tip: For those whose Spanish isn’t so hot, there are pictures on the wall of all the dishes.

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