11611 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
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As a Mexican restaurant, they ought to know better than to pawn off brownish guacamole to a customer. They forgot the tortillas with our meal twice. This is the most inconsistent restaurant that I have ever been to. They tend to get lazy...for instance, instead of making a nice guacolmole, they gave us many chunks of avacado that you had to use a fork to put it on a tortilla chip. Or there was a day where the guacomole was very hot with spices. They used the spicy green salsa instead of the lime juice. Now that's LAZY!! The meat on my friend's plate was so SMALL, The menu said it should be a 5 oz. piece. It wasnt!! We have ordered from them both at lunch and dinner. The lunch chef was always better until now. Both shifts are deplorable. I only wish they had the PRIDE that the west side location has.
We have given them many chances, but now, without the consistency of good food, laziness and lack of PRIDE they have, we and our friends will not be back.
09/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I am another reviewer that has to preface their review by saying: ""I used to LOOOOVE Mi Pueblo"". But.......
My wife and I used to dine weekly at Mi Pueblo. It was a popular place with great food and great atmosphere. The marinated spicy carrots alone are still on my top ten favorite foods list. The servers were cheerful and welcoming, the margaritas perfectly mixed and brimming with glistening sea salt.
6 years later..... We don't get over there as much, but last week we got inspired to meet after work on friday. All week, I was looking forward to friday,for an old favorite. When we walked in we saw maybe three tables seated, on a FRIDAY! This should have been a warning sign of their demise. We were greeted by the backs of two fat servers who made no effort to turn around even though one of them did glance up at us when we walked in. Finally someone in the back saw us and sat us.
Our server was nice enough, if not aloof, and she brought us our salsa with a pursed smile. The salsa was as good as ever, fresh ingredients, perfect recipe (I'd love to have it!)
But she didn't bring the carrots!!! The goddamn carrots are the reason we came here!!!! So we had to ask, and when they arrived, I popped one in my mouth and my face sank. They were under-marinated, not ready yet. As crisp as fresh carrots and barely any of the signature appeal of tangy and spicy. Just a bowl of slighty salty wet carrots. D-
But we said, like victims of abuse, that it was just an accident and it won't happen again.
Then our pitcher of Margaritas came (20$). It was a pale greenish color. We ordered salted rims and mine might have had 20 granules of TABLE salt clinging on to one half inch spot. It tasted like watered down lime Kool Aid with a watermelon Jolly Rancher in it. And not the slightest hint of Tequila. For a 20$ pitcher I had to say something. After politely asking to punch it up a bit, she obliged and returned with the pitcher. We were back on track.
While we waited, we were serenaded by a smiling Mariachi, to whom we tipped for his service. Unfortunately in the desolate dining room, he came across as more of a street musician begging for money than the jovial performers we remembered.
The food, I must say, was terrific. I had the Carne Asada ala Tempiquena (spelling?) and it was cooked to temp, and seasoned excellently. My wife said the tostadas she ordered were the best she ever had there.
So we were back in high spirits and able to salvage the night, our bellies full and a couple of Margaritas helping us along. And we were ready for the check. But our server had been missing for at least 10 minutes. Not a sign of her. American Spirit cigarettes don't even smoke for that long. We were ready to go for at least 15 minutes before another server finally noticed our demeanor and got the check for us. I asked ""are you our server now?"" and she replied ""No, she's at the bar talking to the Mariachi."" So we paid, and tipped her accordingly (I used to work in service, so it takes more than this for me to not tip someone at all).
Overall, I still have hope for Mi Pueblo. All of the right pieces are still there, they just have to pull them back into what it used to be. I really only wish the best for you Mi Pueblo. Good luck in the future. We will give you another chance, I don't know how many more, but at least one.
11/15/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Let me preface, Mi Pueblo used to be the place to be 6 to 7 years ago, packed, waiting for a table, kinda like how Melt in Lakewood is now. The last few years my husband and I have gone sporatically and it has been hit or miss. After last nights experience, I will NEVER be going to one of my favorite places ever again. I ordered a Burrito, wanting to get bean, yet the wattress stressed a vegetable one or an avocado one would be better. So I got a vegetable one and what was inside was more than shocking. The ingredients contained the same carrots, celery, and potatos from the soup. It was the same texture and taste as the soup, which leads to believe they laddled it from the soup. How can you serve this? My husbands meal was cold and he asked for corn tortillas receiving flour. Food is way too overpriced and horribly a disgrace to what it used to be.
Mi Pueblo is a popular restaurant in Cleveland, and I know many of my friends like going there as well, but personally the food tastes like it's stale. Actually the food doesn't taste at all its pretty bland. When I go there I'll munch on the chips and all, but I'm not about to spend money on stuff that I can get at fast food Mexican place. I've had authentic Mexican food before and I know it has a lot of flavor, and the beans don't taste like peanut butter.
The thing I do suggest is that they have their half off Margarita nights on Wednesday which I find to be a deal. I also like going there to get a pitcher of beer. But if I get asked "Would you like a burrito with that?" I'd pass.
04/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I love Mexican cuisine for the great flavors and the fabulous tequila and these were both seriously lacking at Mi Pueblo.
1. Frozen margarita tasted like strawberry syrup slush, couldn't even tell if there was tequila in it.
2. Tortilla soup smelled and had gross unappetizing pieces of chicken in it.
3. Chile Relleno was a big fat tasteless soggy mess.
4. Salsa was all heat, no actual flavor. It tasted like it came out of a can, not even a jar, but a can.
Overall, this was such a disappointment. I recommend the only Mexican place I actually like when I'm home in Cleveland- Luchitas. It is far better than anything I've had in the area.
12/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I felt as though I was back in Mexico. The place is nothing to look at, but a real Mexican experience. Food was authentic with a good variety of menu options. Salsa was fresh and hot, I loved the spicy carrots. Portions were large and food was flavorful. Food could have been hotter and served quicker. I found the price's reasonable. I will definitly make it a frequent stop.
07/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I read comments from others and I was fairly excited to try this place since it seems hard to find good Mexican food in Ohio. I was born and raised 40 years in California near LA where there is an abundance of such -- I was disappointed first by the chips which are clearly not homemade but are store bought/from a bag. The salsa was the same and had the familiar quality of Herdez brand canned salsa. The refried beans had the distinct taste of canned pintos that have been smashed and served up. The mole verde was unflavorful and was notable only for its saltiness. I'll just have to keep looking because Mi Pueblo definitely does not fill the bill for my taste of authentic Mexican food.
10/18/2004Provided by Citysearch -
We went late one Friday night. There was limited parking in the front, so we parked in the back. From the outside the place looks like a dive, but on the inside, it is clean and well lit.
The Margaritas were excellent. They are a little expensive, but worth every dime. The salsa is very good, and so are the spicy carrots that came out with it. This is an AUTHENTIC mexican restaurant. We ordered the quesadilla and taquitos and they were not what we expected. A little bland to say the least.
It took a while for our food to arrive. Our entrees were okay, but twice as good reheated in the microwave. The refried beans had a really good taste to them.
The check came and with 2 appetizers 2 Margaritas and our 4 entrees it was over $100 for 4 people. We were shocked!