3454 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216
Fax: (313) 843-5143
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Mexican, Take Out, Latin American
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
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I've been frequenting all the Mexican restaurants in Southwest Detroit since about 1978 or so, and Evie's is one of my favorites. You might not find what you're looking for if you love flour tortillas and sour cream, but if you like fresh, authentic, home style Tex-Mex then this is a gem.
First of all the Tamales. Fresh daily are pork, spicy pork, and chicken tamales. Served as a dinner, a lunch, or by the dozen @ $5.99 with salsa to go :). I found this place years ago when a native Mexican guy at work brought in tamales from Evie's. Next I could mention the menudo (tripe soup) which is outstanding, or the caldo de res (beef rib and vegetable soup) which is to die for ! There are daily specials at about $5 including Carnitas (fried pork) and beef fajitas, pork in red or green sauce, and other staples with rice and beans. Don't forget to try the pico de gallo, a chunky mix of tomatoes, onions, chilis, cilantro and garlic, served in the natural clear juice as a salsa for $2. Not to be missed !
Evie's opens early, about 8 am I think, and closes early as well. It's almost entirely staffed by family, from Diana the Matron-Domo to Joey the nephew waiter. They treat you well because it's their family livelihood, and their reputation is at stake. Last time I was there in the early morning for Caldo the owner of the BIG restaurant across the street shared my table for breakfast burritos ! What does that tell you ?
Go....try something new...ENJOY !!!!!!!!!!
07/12/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Evie's is the best Mexican I've ever tasted, from here to Texas. The tamales are too die for with the different varieties, you can get sweet tamales (raisin and pineapple), spicy, bean and cheese, beef and bean and so on. They've come along way considering they first began their business in the basement and opened a resturaunt and have been open for about 20 years.
Not to mention the workers are pretty much all family (related).
06/15/2005Provided by Citysearch -
A not-so-well-known secret amongst those of us who have ever worn a uniform is that Evie's offers discounts for military and police officers, etc. who eat there in uniform. Not that we wouldn't eat there anyway! The food is terrific and the discount applies to your take-out order as well. Evie's - the only mexican restaurant I know of that is proud to show support to service people.
04/08/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Well, if you didn't, why would you be eating here? Evie's makes outstanding tamales, and they are a fantastic value. About once a month, I have to make a 20-mile one-way trip down to pick up a couple of dozen to go. With a side of rice, and some chips and salsa, dinner is a breeze. Sure, there are bigger restaurants in Mexicantown, but none with better tamales.