42 Ferry St., Schuylerville, 695-9595, amigoscantina.net.
Mexican with a Southwest flair. Specialties include sizzling
fajitas, shrimp and spinach enchiladas, meat and vegetarian
burritos, chimichangas, chili rellenos, quesadillas and
tamales. Try the nachos, and for dessert, the homemade key
lime pie and Mexican flan. Full bar includes a wide selection
of tequilas. Serving 4:00-9:30 Tue-Thu and Sun, 4:30-10:00
Fri-Sat. AE, MC, V, D, DC, debit. $$
Azteca’s Mexican Restaurant
4 Central Ave., Albany, 436-4795, my-azteca.com. This Mexican
restaurant is right in the heart of Albany. Serving Mexican
cuisine with a variety of house specials. Full bar, takeout
available. Reservations recommended. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat, 12-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Bombers Burrito Bar
See listing under “American.”
319 Ontario St., Albany, 935-1096, brostacos.com. Tucked
in tiny corner store, this place puts out a creative variety
of burritos, quesadillas, burgers and, yes, tacos, but featuring
the much tastier soft variety. Try one with citrus-marinated
pork, and take advantage of the many salsa choices. Catering
and takeout available. Serving 11-11 Tue-Sat, 1-8 Sun. AE,
MC, D, V. $
430 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-5577. Owner Jeff Ames,
a California transplant, brings a West Coast sense of materials
and authenticity; Chef Greg Hofmann has crafted a scratch
menu built on fresh ingredients. The quesadilla appetizer
is wrapped in a house-made flour tortilla topped with squash
blossoms, farm cheese and a tasty Mexican delicacy called
huitlacoche; a poblano-and-tomato-filled tortilla
is laced with tasty crema fresca. Full bar, wine
list. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Sat. AE, MC, V. $$
54 Philip St. (at Madison Ave.), Albany, 433-7240. An inexpensive
menu of Southern Mexican fare with bold flavors. Try the
mole chicken or a chimichanga with Oaxacan cheese.
Catering and local delivery. Serving 11-8 Tue-Fri, 4-8 Sat-Sun.
AE, MC, V, D. $
60 Wolf Road, Albany, 489-4664, chilis.com. Come in and
enjoy casual family dining at this Southwestern bar and
grill. Try the signature baby-back ribs, steaks, sizzling
fajitas and salads. Margarita bar. Takeout available. Serving
11-11 Sun-Thu, 11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
1 Church St., Chatham, 392-6663. Don’t get too distracted
by the great margaritas you can sip table and bar—the menu
here features the expected Mexican items along with a killer
mole (the seed-based sauce, not talpid or blemish),
delicious fried plantains and even burgers and pizza. Full
bar. Serving 5-9 Tue-Thu, Sun; 5-10 Fri-Sat. MC, V. $$$
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
quesadilla or the ancho-chipotle chicken. Full bar with
frozen, fruity and gourmet margaritas made with 100-percent
blue agave tequilas, beer and wine. Gluten-free menu. 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, 1-9 Sun. Parking across the street available after
4 PM. AE, D, MC, V. $$
El Mariachi III
2955 Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 581-5901. Authentic cuisine
from Mexico and Spain, including paella and pollo San Marco.
Full bar, takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving
11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, 1-11 Sat, 1-9 Sun. AE, D,
MC, V. $$
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. $
1614 Central Ave., Colonie, 456-4116, 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.
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.
Serving 11-8 Mon-Fri, noon-9 Sat, noon to 8 Sun. AE, D,
MC, V. $
23 Main St., South Glens Falls, 761-0015, 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
Fri-Sat only 11:30-3, dinner 3-10 Tue-Sat; noon-9 Sun. Open
seven days a week after Memorial Day. Full bar, on- and
off-premises catering, takeout available. AE, D, MC, V,
local personal checks. $$
Jose Malone’s Mexican Irish Restaurant
405 River St., Troy, 273-2196, josemalones.com. In a colonial
Mexican atmosphere, dine on innovative Mexican cuisine.
Daily and weekly specials such as seasoned chicken steamed
in banana leaves, Hangar steak in chimichurri sauce and
chorizo-stuffed shrimp. Many vegetarian items; children’s
menu. Margaritas with fresh-squeezed lime won Metroland
Best Of. Large selection of tequilas and single-malt scotch.
Full bar, takeout available. Tex-Mex & tequila Tuesdays,
Tapas & featured wine Wednesdays. Serving 4-close Tue-Sat.
Closed Sun-Mon for season. AE, MC, V. $$$
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.”
Complimentary homemade salsa served 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. $$
41 Nelson Ave., Saratoga Springs, 584-4466, mexconx.com.
Try the burrito grande, the California tostada, fajitas
or chimichangas. Full bar, more than 100 fine tequilas and
many Mexican beers. Takeout available. Catering and banquet
facilities. Daily specials. Serving 4-9 Sun-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat.
Reservations suggested. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
537 Warren St., Hudson, 828-7770, mexrad.com. Voted Best
Mexican Restaurant, Best Margaritas and Best Restaurant
in Columbia County. Mexican Radio features homemade dishes
made fresh daily. Extensive vegetarian and vegan choices.
Available for parties. Open daily for lunch and dinner from
11:30-11. AE, MC, V. $$
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant
1536 Crescent Road, Clifton Park, 383-2930; 1343 Central
Ave., Colonie, 482-3940. Serving authentic Mexican cuisine
in a cozy setting. Featuring fajitas and entrées like the
pollo fundido (two grilled chicken breasts atop a bed of
rice, peppers, onions and tomatoes, topped with melted cheese);
vegetarian specialties. Kids menu available. Full Bar. Takeout
available. Serving 11-9:30 Mon-Thu, 11-10 Fri, noon-10 Sat,
noon-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
315 Central Ave., Albany, 426-7050. Traditional Mexican
fare—burritos, enchiladas and amazing fajitas—is joined
by unusual Latin-American dishes like bandeja tipica and
bistec salteado, along with seafood dishes, homemade desserts
and a display counter of freshly baked pastires. Catering
and takeout available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Wed; 11-11 Thu-Sat;
11-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
42 Front St., Ballston Spa, 885-8550, sunsetcafe.org. Southwestern
cuisine, featuring margaritas, quesadillas, and a wood-smoker
on-premises. Serving 11:30-9:30 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10:30 Fri-Sat,
Closed Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
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. Enjoy one of the many fine sipping tequilas. Full
bar. Takeout available. Off-premises catering. Brunch noon-4
Sat-Sun; dinner 5-9:30 Sun-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat. AE, MC, V.