This post was created in collaboration with Mexicue
If you're in Connecticut, you know the next few days are calling for rain - but, we decided we weren't going to let that stop us, so we hopped in the car and made our way to Stamford, Connecticut to try the newly opened Mexicue, an innovative cuisine combination of Mexican an BBQ.
We are huge BBQ + Mexican fans, tacos, pulled pork, rice, beans, corn on the cob... YUM. BBQ is the staple summer food in our house. And we often talk about how there isn't great Mexican near us, so when I was prompted with the opportunity to try Mexicue I jumped on the idea.
Mexicue was founded based on the need for authentic, homemade cooking - and started with a food truck delighting patrons all over Brooklyn and Manhattan. As the idea and following for Mexican BBQ grew, the concept evolved into one restaurant, and then a few more - finally making it's way into Connecticut!
Located right in Harbor Point on the water, Mexicue's first Connecticut restaurant offers an inviting atmosphere from the entrance, almost blending in with the surroundings - the floor to ceiling windows give the space an outdoor feel highlighting it's waterfront locality. I'd say we were wowed from the moment we walked in.
Would the food hold up the high standard that the scene set? I won’t leave you hanging the answer is YES… but I’ll explain.
Here’s what we tried:
- Seasonal Margarita
- Mezcal Manhattan
- Jungle Juice
- Mexican Street Corn
- Chips and Jalapeno Guacamole (mild)
- Classic Nachos
- Pulled Pork Taco
- Fried Avocado Taco
- Avocado Chicken Slider
- Burnt Ends Brisket Chili
The drinks were so much fun, the menu was overflowing with unique mixed cocktails. I ended up going with the Seasonal Margarita that was a pineapple margarita with a dash of salt, lime and chili on the rim. It was one of the best drinks I’ve ever tried – the combination of flavors was out of this world!
Each dish was packed with flavor and fresh ingredients! The starters were perfect for sharing – the nachos and guacamole would be perfect for a bigger group and really filling for all. The main tacos and bullets (mini burritos) were a bit smaller giving you room to order one or two different flavors. The nachos and fried avocado taco were my favorite. Though I’ll be back soon to try everything else on the menu.
**The menu offers great options for Vegetarians, too!
Mexicue Locations: Stamford (CT), Chelsea (NY), Nomad (NY), and Time Square (NY)
For more information: Mexicue
Thank you so much to Mexicue for hosting us today! We had such an amazing experience. This post was created in collaboration with Mexicue, however all opinions and ideas are my own.