April 19 2017
The classic Mexican margarita served at Cancun Mexican Grill in Grand Ledge includes Curaçao — a liqueur made with laraha grown on the island of Curaçao — as well as triple sec,...
March 1 2017
As the temperatures hovered in the mid-50s Thursday, I couldn’t resist the urge to get out of the office and wander down to the El Oasis food truck, purveyors of some of Lansing’s finest Mexican...
Nov. 11 2015
Thanks in part to Metro Lansing’s vibrant Hispanic community, local diners have no shortage of choices for reputable Mexican cuisine. And coming soon to a scene already full of Cancuns, Aztecos,...
July 9 2014
There are few things I like better than a slightly crisped, lightly greasy corn tortilla wrapped around a fragrant, flavorful protein (al pastor, or marinated pork, is my favorite), a pinch of queso fresco...
Matching vino with local Mexican cuisine
Jan. 7 2015
Beer and burritos are truth. There’s something magical about annihilating a fat chimichanga while throwing back some Bohemia pilsners. This simple and glorious decadence that has proven to resolve...
July 9 2014
Any restaurant worth its salt aspires to a create a signature dish that casts a spell over patrons, compelling them to go forth and spread the gospel of You Gotta Try This
Food Fight tackles Mexican mainstay
Aug. 15 2012
You'd think a decent guacamole recipe wouldn't be that difficult to pull off — just smash an avocado, add a bunch of spices and dip your chip in, right? But oh man, is there ever some wiggle room...
If you crave real Mexican cuisine in Lansing, check out these locations
March 28 2012
The big player in short-order Mexican sets up shop in a little trailer along Michigan Avenue. El Oasis, which has a second location inside a party store on the corner of Cedar Street and Miller Road, serves...
Owner Ofilia Diaz takes a hands-on approach at El Burrito
Jan. 6 2011
Owner Ofilia Diaz took over the taqueria in early October, stepping in on a Tuesday after the previous owner called it quits on the preceding Sunday. Diaz came armed with cookies and cakes, adding sweets...
With prayer and family help, Virginia Valdez has turned a dream into reality
June 23 2010
Before her current venture, Valdez owned Niña’s Taco House, within a stone’s throw of her present site. Recently divorced and pregnant with her fifth child, Valdez was inspired to open...
Small Latin grocery-deli carries on tradition
Oct. 21 2009
Pesina wants keep the store’s legacy intact. “There’s always that saying,” he said. “If it’s not broke, let’s not fix it.” Over three decades, Handy’s...
Artist documents her-stories of Mexican revolution
Oct. 14 2009
With her latest exhibit, painter Paloma Rosales’ tells the little-known story of the Mexican Revolution’s solderadas. The show is on display at Honor Bird’s Studio Gallery in Old Town...
Dec. 30 2008
Average price per person, not including drinks: $ - Less than $8 $$ - $8 to $14 $$$ - $14 to $20 $$$$ - Over $20
May 20 2009
TO, D, SF, $ 1909 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. 9 a.m. 3 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m. 4 a.m. Friday Saturday. (517) 321- 8226. 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. 9 a.m. 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. 4 a.m. Friday...
Aug. 19 2009
FB, TO, RES, SF, OM, P $-$$. 1227 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing (517) 853-5800, 11 a.m. midnight daily. FB, TO, P, $-$$. Smaller, taqueria location at 730 N. Clippert St., Lansing. 11 a.m. 10 p.m....
Couple move authentic Mexican restaurant 2,300 miles
Dec. 23 2008
It’s going to be chilly this week in Escondido, Calif., with lows all the way down to the lower 40s
Deli in Holt shop aims to satisfy stomachs, budgets
March 26 2009
Andy Garza runs what amounts to a oneman operation at his little Holt deli, but it wasn’t supposed to be that way. When he originally planned to open Andy’s Mexican American Deli, located...
Nov. 12 2008
EL SOMBRERO—Sit down or drive-thru morning, afternoon or evening for a variety of Tex-Mex options. 4230 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Don Poncho Market/River Town Adventures
July 2 2014
When Don Pancho Market opened south of downtown Lansing in April, it created a whole new set of possibilities for downtown denizens looking for a local food mart. Downtown isn’t exactly known for...
Aldacao´s Taco Bar/Leopold Bloom & Co.
Sept. 25 2013
Earlier this month, south Lansing’s Aldaco’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant made the move about a quarter mile down Cedar Street intown to its new location in the shadow of the I-96 overpass

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