In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I thought I'd write a little about one of my favorite restaurants, Hacienda Tres Amigos, in my hometown of Mahopac, NY. A little bit of history behind it is that it's located in the historic Colasacco building, which is historic for whatever reason is written on the little plaque in front, and also for being a notoriously bad location for restaurants, which, prior to Hacidenda Tres Amigos, hopped in and out of the building faster than something really fast that hops. So, when we first went to try this delicious Mexican food, we were a little disappointed that it was so good, because we expected it to close down about two months later. Luckily, it didn't.
The food is probably no better than most Mexican food in New York, and it's really not very cheap (entrees are between $13-20), especially for Mahopac, but it is the only decent Mexican place in the whole town (which is filled with Italian restaurants), and I would say that all their food is definitely worth it. The interior decor is horrific, and they have a mariachi, and it's ultra family-friendly, so there's a lot of smarm all around, but the guacamole is fresh, the quesadillas are puffy, and the enchilladas are good enough to make me eat meat every time we go. Aftwerard, there's some delicious fried ice cream or bananas to enjoy for dessert.
If you ever happen to be around Putnam County, I would definitely recommend dropping by. It's at 887 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541, and there's a full bar. Enjoy!
If you're in London and wish you were celebrating, Taqueria was the only Mexican place I ever found in the entirety of England, and it was excellent.