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Taco Tuesday at Mexican Kitchen in New Paltz

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by Yesenia Coello

New Paltz offers a wide array of culinary fare for visitors, locals, and of course, college students, too. It only takes one quick peruse of Main Street to get a sense of what the town's hottest spots are.

But it is when you turn off Main Street you'll find one of the best places in town, Mexican Kitchen. Small and tucked away, down North Front Street, Mexican Kitchen is a modest little Mexican restaurant off the beaten path. The exterior may not be eye-catching, but the restaurant compensates with its charm and authentic Mexican cuisine. mexican kitchen, new paltz, tamale

I've been there a handful of times and I have never been disappointed. On my most recent visit I went with a friend, and to our delight, it just happened to be Taco Tuesday, which meant veggie and chorizo tacos were $1.50 and most other tacos were only $2.00. At those prices, we decided to go to town and order much more than we knew we could eat.

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First on the list, the chicken soup. Perhaps it was gloomy weather, but the soup was one of the best dishes of the day. Full of flavor, it was hearty and filled with chicken, vegetables, and the best part, it was topped with homemade crunchy tortilla strips. The chicken was tender, as if it was stewed for hours. The soup is certainly a must try for anyone who is a fan of tortilla soup and those who want to warm up on a cold day. mexican kitchen, new paltz, burrito

Next it was on to the asada burrito. It was immense and could very easily have fed two people or you could do what I did, bring the rest home for dinner. The burrito was filled with the standard ingredients: steak, rice and beans. Rice and beans were packed into the burrito, but it was the grilled flavor of the beef that really stood out.

Mexican Kitchen
15 N Front St., New Paltz

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