There are quite a few Mexican restaurants in the area, and Mexico Restaurant and Bar is one of the best. You enter the restaurant through the friendly lounge with a long, full-service bar, which serves Mexican beers like Tecate, Corona, Dos XX and Negra Modelo.
The room at the end of the lounge seats 25 diners and the dining area in the next room seats 50 diners. All three rooms are festively decorated with Mexican photos and paintings, and colorful sombreros and serapes on lemon-colored walls.
The colorful salads are picture perfect and the food in general looks as good as it tastes. Entrees are priced from $10.99-$16.99, which includes a basket of nacho chips and a bowl of salsa. My wife Pat had the Pollo a la Mexicana (white chicken meat sautéed with onions, red and green peppers served with three flour tortillas and accompanied with guacamole and sour cream) and a side of rice. I had the Burrito Mexicana (a flour tortilla stuffed with beef, cheese and beans, served with sour cream and guacamole) and a side order of rice. Both entrées were tasty. We finished our dinner by sharing a very good flan.
Other entrées include Bisteck a la Mexicana (beef steak sautéed with tomato, onions and Mexican salsa), Chile Relleno de queso (A Poblano pepper stuffed with Oaxaca cheese, fried in a fluffy egg batter and topped with sweet Mexican sauce) and seafood fajitas (shrimp, scallops, clams and calamari served with sautéed onions, red and green peppers, guacamole and sour cream served with three flour tortillas).
Amazing tortas (sandwiches) are available in the $6 range as are appetizers ($7.99-$10.99), sopa del dia (soup of the day; $3.99 cup, $4.99 bowl) and cream of crab bisque ($6.50).
Mexico Restaurant & Bar, 3810 Ventnor Avenue, Atlantic City, is open daily from 11am-10pm. Call 344-0366 for reservations or special occasion parties. There's free off-street parking a few doors to the north.
Native to the Pacific coast Mexican resort community of Puerto Escondido, Eulogio has been working professionally in kitchens in the Atlantic City area since arriving 14 years ago.
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