See listing under “American.”
54 Main St., Lee, Mass., (413) 298-4990. Traditional and
contemporary Mexican cuisine features fresh fish, grilled
items and lots of vegetarian specialties. Creative daily
specials. Mexican beer, margaritas, wine and sangria. Takeout
available; special parties up to 35. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30
Wed-Sun, dinner 4:30-9 Wed-Sun. MC, V. $
60 Wolf Road, Albany, 489-4664, www.chilis.com. Come in
and enjoy casual family dining at this Southwestern bar
and grill. Try the signature baby-back ribs, steaks, sizzling
fajitas and salads. Margarita bar. Takeout available. Serving
11-11 Sun-Thu, 11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat. AE, CB, D, DC, MC,
El Loco Mexican Café
465 Madison Ave., Albany, 436-1855. An eccentric bistro
where the specialties include quesadillas, chilis rellenos,
Tex-Mex fare and many vegetarian items. Try the spinach-artichoke
burrito or the ancho-chipotle chicken. Full bar with frozen,
fruity and gourmet margaritas made with 100-percent blue
agave, tequilas, beer and wine. Takeout available. Serving
4-10 Tue, 11:30-10 Wed-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, 4:30-10
Sun. Closed Mon. Reservations suggested for large parties;
reservations not accepted Fri-Sat nights. AE, MC, V. $$
144 Washington Ave., Albany, 465-2568. The real thing: true
Mexican cooking in downtown Albany. Try the cochinita pibil,
a popular pork roast made with orange juice and red onions.
Full bar. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, 1-11 Sat,
1-10 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
El Mariachi II
289 Hamilton St., Albany, 432-7580. Authentic Mexican and
Spanish dishes, including paella and pollo San Marco. Full
bar, featuring over 45 top tequilas. Takeout and on-premises
catering available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri,
1-11 Sat, 1-10 Sun. Parking across the street available
after 4 PM. AE, MC, V. $$
El Mariachi III
2955 Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 581-5901. Authentic cuisine
from Mexico and Spain, including paella and pollo San Marco.
Full bar, takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving
11:30-10 Mon-Fri, 3-10 Sat, 4-10 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
6 1/2 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4236. The eclectic
menu boasts specialties from around the world. Look for
the burritos, tacos, Thai, Mexican, Middle Eastern and vegetarian
specialties as well as pizza and home-cooked snacks—including
the well-known “Dough Boy.” Takeout and delivery available.
Serving 11:30-10 Mon, 11:30-2 AM Tue-Wed, 11:30-3 AM Thu,
11:30-4 AM Fri-Sat. Sun 11:30-10 PM. MC, V. $
Fresno’s Southwest Restaurant & Bar
377 River St., Troy, 687-0737. A chain restaurant with a
Southwestern theme and a handy “How to Eat a Fajita” guide.
The fajitas are a specialty, but also offering special seasonal
salads. Full bar. Serving 11 AM-Close daily. Sunday brunch
starting at 9 AM. AE, D, MC, V. $$
1614 Central Ave., Colonie, 456-4116, www.garciasmexican.com.
The menu of Mexican items includes pollo fundido, fajitas,
burritos, enchiladas and chimichangas, as well as Tex-Mex
barbecued ribs. Full bar, catering and takeout available.
All-you-can-eat lunch buffet 11:30-1:30 Mon-Fri. Serving
11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, CB,
D, DC, MC, V. $
241 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 689-0626. Think Mexican sub shop.
Mainly takeout, with limited seating. Delivery available
Mon-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-8. AE, D, MC, V. $
23 Main St., South Glens Falls, 761-0015, www.jakesroundup.com.
“Hippest, hottest, coolest, most groovenist place to be,”
is the slogan for this deluxe cowboy bar with eclectic cozy
atmosphere. Dine in a French bistro or an Adirondack cabin.
Specializing in ethnic grandma comfort food. Serving lunch
11:30-3, dinner 3-10 Tue-Sat; noon-9 Sun. Closed Mon for
the winter. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering, takeout
available. AE, MC, V, local personal checks. $$
Jose Malone’s Mexican Irish Restaurant
405 River St., Troy, 273-2196, www.jose malones.com. In
a colonial Mexican atmosphere, dine on traditional regional
Mexican and Irish dishes. Seasonal menus include such dishes
as seasoned chicken steamed in banana leaves, Oaxacan-style
tamales, chilis rellenos and lamb stew. Many vegetarian
items; children’s menu. Large selection of tequilas and
single-malt scotch. Check website for live music schedule.
Full bar, takeout available. Serving 4-10 Tue, 11:30-10
Wed-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat. Closed Sunday & Monday for
season. Bar open 11 PM-close. AE, MC, V. $$
54 Philip St. (at Madison Ave.), Albany, 462-2190. And it
is a family here, the family of chef-owner Francisco Vazquez.
Here it’s the real thing, from the spicy homemade salsa
to the chicken à la Mexicana as well as the items made with
Oaxaca cheese. Serving 11-9:30 Sun-Thu, 11-7 Fri. MC, V.
Leon’s Mexican Restaurant
135 Crescent St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2346. Jockey Filiberto
Leon is proprietor of this traditional Mexican eatery that
Saratogians voted “best mexican restaurant in Saratoga.”
Homemade salsa and cheese sauce are served complimentary
with tortilla chips; specializing in authentic fajitas,
quesadillas, flautas, chimichangas and tamales. Full bar,
on-premises catering, takeout available. Serving 4-close
Mon, Wed-Fri, 3-close Sat-Sun. Closed Tue. AE, MC, V. $$
41 Nelson Ave., Saratoga Springs, 584-4466, www.mexconx.com.
Try the burrito grande or a California tostada, fajitas
or chimichangas. Full bar, more than 80 fine tequilas and
many Mexican beers. Catering and banquet facilities available.
Daily specials. Serving 4-9 Sun-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat. Reservations
suggested. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
537 Warren St., Hudson, 828-7770, www.mexrad.com. With a
reputation as one of New York City’s best Mexican restaurants,
maintaining that at the location in Hudson. Features top-shelf
margaritas and home-style Mexican cooking with an extensive
vegetarian menu and a large selection of hot sauces. The
banana chocolate chimichanga is a house favorite. Everything
is made fresh daily. Serving lunch and dinner 11:30-11 daily.
AE, MC, V. $$
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant
1536 Crescent Road, Clifton Park, 383-2930; 1343 Central
Ave., Colonie, 482-3940. Serving authentic Mexican cuisine
in a cozy setting. Featuring fajitas and entrées like the
pollo con fundido (two grilled chicken breasts atop a bed
of rice, peppers, onions and tomatoes, topped with melted
cheese); vegetarian specialties. Now serving alcohol. Takeout
available. Serving 11-9:30 Mon-Thu, noon-10 Fri-Sat, noon-9
Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
42 Front St., Ballston Spa, 885-8550, www.sunsetcafe.org.
Superb Southwestern cuisine and the area’s best margaritas,
quesadillas, fried ice cream and a wood smoker on premise.
Serving 11:30-9:30 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10:30 Fri-Sat, 4-9:30
Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
50 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass. (413) 528-2002.
Enjoy authentic Mexican fare—such as enchiladas, huevos
rancheros and a special mole—in a comfortable Berkshire
setting. Dine outdoors and enjoy the sunset with one of
many fine sipping tequilas. Full bar. Takeout available.
Off-premises catering. Brunch 11:30-3:30 Sat-Sun, dinner
Sun-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10. AE, MC, V. $$