A family-owned Tex-Mex restaurant, Poncho's has been serving the New Baltimore area for years.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Joe Hakim
Thursday, February 17, 2011
You could stand on a corner and look around until a restaurant sign draws you in. But we've got a better idea. Each week, Chesterfield/New Baltimore Patch picks a great restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out. Here's this week's choice: Poncho's Overview: A small, unassuming place serving a straightforward Tex Mex menu. The incredibly nice waitstaff is always willing to help with questions or concerns. One of the area's most popular restaurants, there can sometimes be a wait on weekend evenings. Decor: Rustic and casual. Some kitschy faux Mexican memorabila graces the walls along with a statue or two. Elegance is not important in casual dining. This is not a bad thing. The overall look of the place is clean and …
J & V Mexican Restaurant is a tiny place behind J & V Supermercado. Only open on weekends, it serves traditional, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine.
- RESTAURANT REVIEWS
- Joe Hakim
Friday, January 7, 2011
Tradition and authenticity excite me. Slow cooking is no longer the norm; people are more concerned with convenience and speed. Taco Bell has become what passes for Mexican food in the American psyche. Not only is this wrong, but it is insulting. Insulting to places like J & V Mexican Restaurant, where they take pride in their food and are presenting traditional dishes made from scratch. J & V (behind J & V Supermercado on Gratiot in Chesterfield Township) is only open on weekends and is a cash-only restaurant. All of the food is prepared in-house, including the salsas. Two salsas—one green, one red—are served along with lime slices and thick flour tortilla chips. The red salsa is made with tomatillos and chiles de arbol. Smoky with a …