Mexico Restaurant and Cantina: "Not your usual "Mexican" restaurant" Dillon Restaurant Tip by Callavetta

Dillon Restaurants: 10 reviews and 9 photos

  Mexico Restaurant and Cantina
by Callavetta
 
 

It's been three years in the making and not at all what I expected to find, but Mexico has brought something incredibly new and fresh to Dillon. For a county 9,000 plus feet elevation and tucked away in the Rockies, there is no scarcity of great food. Mexico brings yet another interesting batch of flavors to the area.

I've been passing this building (in progress) for years and it's nothing like I expected on the inside. The decor and furnishings are really great. From the designer floors (with imbedded pebbles creating a separation of areas) to the brick pizza oven and the brass sculptures and lighting fixtures and furniture straight from Mexico, the ambiance is truly unique. I'm dying to go back and relax in the bar and sample the margaritas.

The dishes, silverware, heavy stone morters for salsa, table clothes, cloth napkins....... all bring a touch of luxury to the environment. And then there is the food!

The "soft" menu (the chef is still testing what will work in the area) has menu items you wouldn't expect. The shrimp stuffed pumpkin flowers, lightly battered and fried, come on a smear of mole sauce with a hint of cinnamon. So good! Where do they get the pumpkin blossoms? (the waitress asked... Ohio!)

Favorite Dish: I had the "Traditional Salmon" and there was nothing traditional about it. It came on a layer of pureed pumpkin something, with black beans. Cooked exactly right, it was absolutely delicious.

My daughter had the chicken quesedilla, an open face affair with chicken, fresh Mexican cheese, tomatoes, and cilantro. Uh oh... she hates cilantro (which wasn't listed on the menu). No problem! The waitress whipped it away and brought her a new, cilantro free version.

The dessert menu looked interesting but neither of us had any room for dessert.

Address: Highway 6, Dillon
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 5
Theme: Mexican

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2004
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