It’s been home to several restaurants over the years, but the newest restaurant seems to have all of the ingredients for lasting success.
El Mezcal, a new Mexican restaurant by the same owners at Plaza Guadalajara, recently opened in the C.F. Fitness shopping center in the space formerly occupied by Rosati’s Pizza and Black Bear Smokehouse. The owners completed an impressive transformation of the space into a well-designed contemporary eatery and cantina. The former Plaza Guadalajara space has since closed permanently.
On a recent visit to El Mezcal, the food was excellent --- fresh, perfectly cooked and well-seasoned. The Camarones Mezcal, a house specialty of grilled shrimp and vegetables served over rice, was well-seasoned and perfectly cooked. The large Fajita Quesadilla was stuffed full of meat, peppers, onions and cheese and also very well seasoned. The meat and cheese Chile Rellenos ordered a la carte were made from fresh peppers and had generous amounts of ground meat and melted cheese. Traditional guacamole is made to order at the table and diners can choose their ingredients. The service was also excellent -- friendly, knowledgeable, prompt and attentive.
El Mezcal offers a full bar and a large menu that includes traditional Mexican beef, chicken, seafood and pork dishes. There are also over a dozen vegetarian dinner options and an ample kids’ menu. Lunch specials are served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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