With more than 2800 restaurants on TripAdvisor alone, choosing a please to eat in a new city can be a challenge. Fortunately I have one or two friends in the city, and I enlisted the support of a Texan living here for more than 40 years as my culinary guide for the evening. As Mexican is close to his heart, I agreed to his suggestion to try 'the only two truly authentic Mexicans in Munich.' As they were located across the road from each other in Schwabing, I liked Tom's suggestion of dinner in one place, dessert in the other.
First up was Tacos & Tequila, which had a lively pub-like atmosphere, and whose very welcoming Mexican waitress (new to Munich herself, having arrived with her German husband) was initial proof of the restaurant's authenticity. It was Happy Hour, and the Mai Tais were good. The restaurant was busy, but the owner still found time to come over and have a chat.
As for the food, the menu was limited, but the fajita portion was large, and there was almost no room for dessert, for to dessert we must.
Across the road to El Patio.
Here the menu was wider, and the ambient a little quieter, more of a cafe feel than Tacos. Mexican TV was playing in the background, and we fell into conversation with the sister of the owner, who was on holiday from Mexico. The decor was simple, but effective, and I liked the various slogans in Spanish which adorned the walls.
I left my camera at home, so have no pics of our excellent pancakes and flan, washed down with one of the best margaritas I have had in a while.
A wonderful introduction to two very warm establishments, and ones I have the feeling that will remember me on subsequent visits. I may have moved from a town of 1.500 people to a city of 1.5 million, but it seems there are small local communities to be found to make a newcomer's arrival in a big city a little less daunting.
Nearest U-Bahn - Hohenzollernplatz
Tacos y Tequila