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Mexican restaurant in Indiana

by Mark R. » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:14 pm

We are planning on going out for dinner with some friends and we are talking about going someplace Mexican. They live in Greenville Indiana so New Albany/Clarksville… or something in that area would be nice.
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Re: Mexican restaurant in Indiana

by Iggy C » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:39 pm

La Lupita or Israel’s Delicias are probably your best bets. Robin’s reviewed both.
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Re: Mexican restaurant in Indiana

by Steve Eslinger » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:45 am

I highly recommend La Lupita. As Robin has mentioned, they feature Oaxacan dishes, so the menu is slightly different from most Mexican restaurants. Their Oaxacan style tamale is fantastic and I can rarely bring myself to order anything but the entomatadas. That is absolutely my favorite Mexican style dish in the area.
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Re: Mexican restaurant in Indiana

by Andrew Mellman » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:21 pm

Haven't been to La Lupita, but Israel's place is top tier Mexican food. The guy is a chef, rather than a cook, and the menu is very different (higher class? more complex? not sure how to describe) than a more standard Mexican restaurant.

Sort of like comparing the Mayan Cafe to Los Aztecas? Both good, but very different!

(example: your average Mexican restaurant doesn't spend over 14 hours making a mole sauce!)

Look it up on-line and check the menus and compare . . . you'll see the difference. I don't doubt that La Lupita is among the best of the local places, but Israel's competes more with the Mayan Cafe's of the world. (that's a big overstatement, but it goes in the right direction!)
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Re: Mexican restaurant in Indiana

by neal.johnson » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:13 am

Has Israel’s Delicias always been in that building? I looked it up on google maps and remember going to a Mexican restaurant in that same spot years ago but can't remember the name?
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Re: Mexican restaurant in Indiana

by Steve Eslinger » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:43 am

neal.johnson wrote:Has Israel’s Delicias always been in that building? I looked it up on google maps and remember going to a Mexican restaurant in that same spot years ago but can't remember the name?

I'm thinking it was La Rosita.
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Re: Mexican restaurant in Indiana

by neal.johnson » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:40 pm

Steve Eslinger wrote:
neal.johnson wrote:Has Israel’s Delicias always been in that building? I looked it up on google maps and remember going to a Mexican restaurant in that same spot years ago but can't remember the name?

I'm thinking it was La Rosita.

Yes. Thank you!
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Re: Mexican restaurant in Indiana

by Robin Garr » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:26 pm

neal.johnson wrote:
Steve Eslinger wrote:
neal.johnson wrote:Has Israel’s Delicias always been in that building? I looked it up on google maps and remember going to a Mexican restaurant in that same spot years ago but can't remember the name?

I'm thinking it was La Rosita.

Yes. Thank you!

And Israel ran La Rosita, didn't he?
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Re: Mexican restaurant in Indiana

by Steve Eslinger » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:48 pm

Yes, he did.
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Re: Mexican restaurant in Indiana

by Andrew Mellman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:35 pm

I don't know the details (and don't really want to know) but there was something about a divorce and Israel losing La Rosita as a part of that, and then about a year ago he came back?
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