Sunday, January 18, 2009
Baja Grill Neo-Mexican Cuisine
169 Millbury Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Excellent Authentic Mexican: superb family run spot with outstanding chef and menu.
My wife and I recently had the best Mexican food in our lives. After a visit to the Worcester Art Museum we sought out a restaurant I was aware had opened in the happening hub of Worcester culture, arts and community; Green Island and the Canal District.
The sparkling clean and brightly colored interior was immediately welcoming on this bitter cold day. And the warm and genuine welcome from Lio Carmona and his sister Lupe Rodriguez made us instantly comfortable. We discussed the origins of the restaurant, the family run aspects and the deep culinary experience that created this wonderful place.
The food was authentic Mexican from the Guadalajara region; with some Spanish influence, all from family recipes and healthfully prepared. I chose the Paella Mexicana: sautéed shrimp, scallops, mussels, chorizo, chicken, onions, poblano chili peppers, garlic & rice deglaze with white wine. I have enjoyed paella in Barcelona and other areas of Spain and French Catalan areas. Leo assured me this would be different and great. It was. Try this if you love paella.
My wife had Pollo en Mole: sautéed marinated chicken breast with poblano mole. Served with rice, choice of refried beans (her choice) or frijoles a la charra, pico de gallo, guacamole & home made corn tortillas.Everything was fresh and the Mole was exuisite -- chocolately without being too sweet.
Real tortillas in a stitched warming pouch.
Great selection of drinks from Mexico.
Prices were very reasonable. Visit and bring friends,
This is an undiscovered gem