Mexico Sabroso (Zhongli)

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Mexico Sabroso (Zhongli)

Postby xtrain » 14 Dec 2007, 19:33

Hi all,

Posting for a good friend who has opened an authentic Mexican eatery in Zhongli. The laoban's name is Isa Bayardo. He's been in Taiwan for around ten years off and on, mostly teaching. For the last year, he's had the itch to share some of the cooking he brought in for his students/coworkers with a wider audience.

Mexico Sabroso has been open for just over a month. It's a very close to Chung Yuan University (the Christian one) in Zhongli - we'll try to get a map up (paging Truant?). If you are on the road to Chung Yuan, the last traffic light before the entrance is where you want to turn left. Proceed about 50 meters, and you'll see the place on your right - it's set a little off the road, so just keep your eyes open. He's got ample seating - room for 40 or so (though it does fill up at dinner time) - as well as take out.

The prices are great - here's the menu (that is currently being expanded):

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Best of all, the food is authentically prepared on the premises, including the salsas.

Isa's got plans to add entertainment and such in the future, but is concentrating on the food and service at the moment. He'll likely post something here once he gets a bit of time free - some of the family will be here in the next week from Mexico to give him a hand.

If you're in the area, check it out.
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Postby sandman » 14 Dec 2007, 19:59

Looks good enough for a trip to Zhongli for sure. No chance of a bigger photo? I can't read that one. Also, how come no-one seems interested in Mexican dishes other than the taco/tortilla/tostada-based ones?
I'd DEFINITELY make the journey for some shrimp or swordfish veracruz, for example. Or a nice mole. Come on, you Mexicans! You all know perfectly well there's an absolute wealth of wonderful dishes out there.
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Postby xtrain » 14 Dec 2007, 20:12

sandman wrote:Looks good enough for a trip to Zhongli (Zhongli) for sure. No chance of a bigger photo? I can't read that one.


Sorry - working on a Chinese based computer. Can likely do better tonight/tomorrow. Any reason why the photo doesn't expand when you mouse over - I thought that feature would help?

Also, how come no-one seems interested in Mexican dishes other than the taco/tortilla/tostada-based ones? I'd DEFINITELY make the journey for some shrimp or swordfish veracruz, for example. Or a nice mole. Come on, you Mexicans! You all know perfectly well there's an absolute wealth of wonderful dishes out there.


With a bigger photo, his email will be visible: mexicosabroso@hotmail.com

I don't know exactly what his plans are for menu expansion, but feel free to email him, or ask if you drop in. Perhaps he can do something up.

By the way, the hours are 11-2:30 for lunch, and 5-8 for dinner. Open seven days a week at this point.
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Postby sandman » 14 Dec 2007, 20:21

Well, it would be a bit impudent to ask him to expand his menu before I've even been there! But for sure I'll maybe mention it when I make it down there for a meal. Maybe some cochinita pibii done with achiote and cooked in a banana leaf -- or how about mole Oaxaqueno, with the bananas in?
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Postby xtrain » 14 Dec 2007, 20:55

Think I've got things figured out.

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Note that the only feasible car parking in the area is under Chung Yuan Elementary School, which is only a two minute walk away.
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Re: Mexico Sabroso (Zhongli)

Postby Truant » 14 Dec 2007, 21:21

xtrain wrote:It's a very close to Chung Yuan University (the Christian one) in Zhongli - we'll try to get a map up (paging Truant?). If you are on the road to Chung Yuan, the last traffic light before the entrance is where you want to turn left. Proceed about 50 meters, and you'll see the place on your right - it's set a little off the road, so just keep your eyes open.

xtrain, please check out this google map , if it's correct, I'll make up a static one, but that one is good for zooming out and panning around.
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Re: Mexico Sabroso (Zhongli)

Postby xtrain » 15 Dec 2007, 00:16

Truant wrote:xtrain, please check out this google map , if it's correct, I'll make up a static one, but that one is good for zooming out and panning around.


that sir, is perfect.

the restaurant is almost directly across from the family mart on that _____ de street (can't make out the word). you need to walk another ten steps past the FM, and you'll see the sign (remember that it's off the road a little, but still easy to spot).

sandman, if you're planning to go, let me know approx when. unfortunately, I don't make it out to taipei much, but I'll join you for a taco and a beer.
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Postby elektronisk » 15 Dec 2007, 12:31

sandman wrote:Also, how come no-one seems interested in Mexican dishes other than the taco/tortilla/tostada-based ones?
I'd DEFINITELY make the journey for some shrimp or swordfish veracruz, for example. Or a nice mole. Come on, you Mexicans! You all know perfectly well there's an absolute wealth of wonderful dishes out there.



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Re: Mexico Sabroso (Zhongli)

Postby sandman » 15 Dec 2007, 13:12

xtrain wrote:sandman, if you're planning to go, let me know approx when. unfortunately, I don't make it out to Taipei much, but I'll join you for a taco and a beer.

Absolutely. Don't know when it'll be though -- I'm pretty well-booked up for the next couple of weekends.
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Greetings from the Mexico Sabroso Chef

Postby MexicoSabroso » 21 Dec 2007, 00:39

Hello everyone! Im glad to have the chance to bring you genuine Mexican food to Taiwan, Im from Mexico and I am here to make the type of food you can only get inside Mexico. Come, it will be a memory you will remember always with a smile and wanting to have it again and again... Pics of dishes coming up...

Cheers everyone and FELIZ NAVIDAD!

Isa
Come enjoy genuine Mexican Food, right in the heart of Taiwan. All food made daily by Mexican Chef. Great Atmosphere, fun music, clean and irresistable prices! Visit us here: www.mexicosabroso.net
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