4911 Edmonston Rd.
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Cuisines: South American, Mexican, Breakfast
Open daily except Tuesday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: West Hyattsville, Landover
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Accepted
Chilaquiles with a fried egg on top; chorizo, salty beef, and tongue tacos; chile relleno; chicken mole; posole; melon, a canteloupe drink.
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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