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Limones Mexican Restaurant opened on Heatherdowns @ Reynolds.

The reason why you know it is really good? Their tagline is "Sauces Seasoned Correctly"

Over/under 6 months.

created by Molsonator on Aug 10, 2016 at 07:54:51 am     Comments: 53

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Under ! Isn't this the place that was a few different restaurants previously......Owned by a certain restaurant guy...........

posted by Hoops on Aug 10, 2016 at 08:05:34 am     #  

I don't know, in reading Yelp-Alexis L from Bowling Green Ky must have really loved it- she implied she goes there all the time, because it her review said to "come visit us". She gave it 5 stars and even changed her profile picture to the Limones logo. Sounds like a first class operation. Also, they serve margaritas in hollowed out limes!

I'll take the under.

posted by ahmahler on Aug 10, 2016 at 08:12:26 am     #   3 people liked this

Unless they have giant limes, I'm going to pass.

posted by upso on Aug 10, 2016 at 09:42:49 am     #   5 people liked this

What is a Kentucky made margarita?

posted by justread on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:02:30 am     #  

Maybe Bourbon is substituted for Tequila? Or maybe some white lightnin'?

posted by Foodie on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:22:48 am     #  

Looks like it opened in May according to this discussion:

http://www.toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/tt.pl/article/193945#202992

So they've already got 3 months in.

I pass it probably 3 times a week. It's hard to tell if it's still open or not based on car count. I'm not one to creepily look in windows though. I am, however, willing to make sweeping generalizations based on 35 mph drive bys.

posted by slowsol on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:56:00 am     #   1 person liked this

I got a coupon in Val-pack Yesterday....so I'm gonna say yes.

posted by Molsonator on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:58:40 am     #  

I pass it probably 3 times a week. It's hard to tell if it's still open or not based on car count. I'm not one to creepily look in windows though. I am, however, willing to make sweeping generalizations based on 35 mph drive bys.

Based on my same drivebys, I can confidentially say they are open, based on lights and cars.

Dzia's Irish Pub, across the street, however, RIP. They say they are moving, closed a month ago, no new location announcement, but noticed the old location being emptied this week.

posted by ahmahler on Aug 10, 2016 at 11:06:23 am     #  

I never knew they opened (Dzia's). Who owned that place?

posted by Molsonator on Aug 10, 2016 at 11:10:31 am     #  

no new location announcement

They have a great opportunity to be downtown with a failing concept rather than on Heatherdowns.
(So I assume they are going into 324 N. Huron.)

posted by justread on Aug 10, 2016 at 11:28:01 am     #  

Wait... 329... 329...

posted by justread on Aug 10, 2016 at 11:31:23 am     #  

You should take a look at today's Yelp post on this place - before it gets yanked for being potentially libel.

posted by Foodie on Aug 10, 2016 at 11:51:35 am     #  

Foodie posted at 12:51:35 PM on Aug 10, 2016:

You should take a look at today's Yelp post on this place - before it gets yanked for being potentially libel.

Wow. She used more words critiquing other local Mexican joints than she did complimenting Limones

posted by mom2 on Aug 10, 2016 at 12:22:04 pm     #  

That person's other reviews are...interesting.

posted by mom2 on Aug 10, 2016 at 12:23:34 pm     #  

Woo boy! They sure are.

I'm still scratching my head why she believes the need to insert a person's skin color/race into a review.

posted by Foodie on Aug 10, 2016 at 12:33:52 pm     #  

That was definitely one of the things that jumped out at me too.

Almost seems like the implication is that not all people of his age/race would return the found earrings.

posted by mom2 on Aug 10, 2016 at 12:55:28 pm     #  

At least it made a little more sense when that person pointed out that a Polish woman owns a few local Mexican restaurants...could at least possibly mean that it was relevant to the authenticity of the Mexican food being served.

The earring comment in the movers review is just offputting though.

posted by mom2 on Aug 10, 2016 at 12:58:28 pm     #  

Except that she's wrong about Loma Linda and Ventura's being owned by "the same Polish lady."

The restaurants have different ownership - and neither is Polish.

She's also wrong about their Margaritas being weak and that they will cut you off after two.

The Margaritas are the reason Loma Linda packs 'em in night after night. After two, you don't really care what the food tastes like.

posted by Foodie on Aug 10, 2016 at 03:38:32 pm     #  

JC old news peeple, but I'll roll with it. Those are TEQUILA shots in the limes. Only a mouse would find that margarita serving size acceptable.

That serial yelp reviewer Suzie B is definitely out there. I give her props for speaking her mind - some of her reviews are kind of funny, but then some are like whaaaat?!

Too bad about Dzia's. I admit not setting foot inside... it just didn't appeal to me starting with the name... most americans aren't going to get the silent D, the sign - logo too small and hard to read from the street (a Bar Rescue no-no), and for heaven's sake the decorating. Why would they choose a Notre Dame football theme in arguably one of the biggest OSU/UM football markets? That's probably the 8th most popular team locally.

posted by mixman on Aug 10, 2016 at 04:11:41 pm     #  

Some sort of tie in to the Irish theme, I suppose?

posted by mom2 on Aug 10, 2016 at 08:22:43 pm     #  

Though I know a ton of Notre Dame football fans locally.

(Maybe because I'm Catholic? IDK. I'm an MSU fan myself.)

posted by mom2 on Aug 10, 2016 at 08:24:19 pm     #  

mom2 posted at 09:22:43 PM on Aug 10, 2016:

Some sort of tie in to the Irish theme, I suppose?

IIRC the guy (Mike) is half irish and half polish. He apparently has a lot of friends. The "bar" started at home and outgrew the space with Notre Dame fans and parties so they went ahead and started an actual bar.

This may or may not be why it didn't have a long run.

posted by justread on Aug 11, 2016 at 02:01:06 am     #  

Since this is a Mexican Restaurant thread, I thought I'd mention a couple of spots that have entered our rotation. While we have historically been loyalists to El Salto, it seems that maybe much of their business has been grabbed by La Fiesta (formerly Ralphie's and about 100 other things) on Reynolds. We have been working them into our mix, and we've been mostly, really impressed. Several signature dishes are standouts-Carnitas Arturo are great. Good people too.

We've also been heading to Cinco de Mayo on Airport (formerly El Matador) quite a bit, That room is just weird if it isn't dark and full, however, the service is very good and we really like the food here as well. Most dishes seem to have great depth of flavor.

The thing I like about all 3 of these "typical" Mexican Restaurants is-they all really shine when you step outside of the combo platter with melted cheese.

We've heard really good things about Cocina de Carlos, but haven't been yet.

posted by ahmahler on Aug 11, 2016 at 08:24:28 am     #  

Not a big fan of El Salto so I will have to try La Fiesta.

posted by justread on Aug 11, 2016 at 08:32:57 am     #  

Cocina de Carlos has fantastic food, but on the night we went, the service was really, really bad. We haven't been back.

posted by kaj on Aug 11, 2016 at 08:44:51 am     #  

El Salto's "Meat Rice Soup"... so good!

posted by SensorG on Aug 11, 2016 at 09:00:12 am     #  

My 3 go to Toledo area Mexican joints are: Ventura's, El Vaquero, and San Marcos. Kinda boring, I know. What am I missing? Are you convinced that another place(s) should be inserted over one of these 3?

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Aug 11, 2016 at 09:02:16 am     #  

BulldogBuckeye posted at 10:02:16 AM on Aug 11, 2016:

My 3 go to Toledo area Mexican joints are: Ventura's, El Vaquero, and San Marcos. Kinda boring, I know. What am I missing? Are you convinced that another place(s) should be inserted over one of these 3?

I would absolutely substitute out Ventura's for just about anything if you're looking for Mexican food.

I'd probably advocate La Fiesta. AHMahler's suggestion of the carnitas arturo dish is spot-on. SO good. Their margaritas are pretty great as well.

posted by endcycle on Aug 11, 2016 at 09:10:27 am     #  

I felt we needed to release the build up.

posted by Molsonator on Aug 11, 2016 at 09:14:07 am     #   3 people liked this

Another thumbs up for LaFiesta. We have used them twice for our monthly employee lunch for about 15 people. Food is always fresh and plentiful.

posted by Hoops on Aug 11, 2016 at 09:21:49 am     #  

SensorG posted at 10:00:12 AM on Aug 11, 2016:

El Salto's "Meat Rice Soup"... so good!

Never tried it, but I love a good albondigas, sounds similiar. Also worth trying at El Salto, possibly sharing-El Mocateje (sp?). It's almost like a Mexican Bibimbop.

posted by ahmahler on Aug 11, 2016 at 10:18:53 am     #  

I think Rossford might be the only suburb in America without a Mexican restaurant. Maybe one will open next to the Polish restaurant......after someone smartens up and opens one of those in Rossford.

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:13:45 am     #  

ahmahler:

You damned near got me to hijack the thread with the mention of Bibimbop. Man, I love that dish - when it is done right. There's a little family run Korean joint in A2 that does it up to perfection.
Sorry, kind of a semi-hijack.

posted by Foodie on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:35:04 am     #  

Foodie posted at 12:35:04 PM on Aug 11, 2016:

ahmahler:

You damned near got me to hijack the thread with the mention of Bibimbop. Man, I love that dish - when it is done right. There's a little family run Korean joint in A2 that does it up to perfection.
Sorry, kind of a semi-hijack.

Domo actually has a really good one. I presume QQ does as well, but I've never had it (note to self-try QQ's Bibimbop).

posted by ahmahler on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:39:45 am     #  

Focus people.

posted by Molsonator on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:42:01 am     #   1 person liked this

Molsonator posted at 12:42:01 PM on Aug 11, 2016:

Focus people.

Sorry. Food being one of my passions, it can be hard to do.

posted by Foodie on Aug 11, 2016 at 12:05:28 pm     #  

Molsonator posted at 12:42:01 PM on Aug 11, 2016:

Focus people.

I take exception-if we had a Korean Food thread, it would eventually devolve into a Mexican discussion.

Heading to Cocina de Carlos tonight-you call all breathlessly anticipate a review.

posted by ahmahler on Aug 11, 2016 at 03:10:24 pm     #  

Could be worse, at least we don't live in northern Illinois.

posted by SensorG on Aug 11, 2016 at 09:25:57 pm     #  

We ate at Cocina Carlos (in Waterville) with a good sized group last night including AHMahler and families, about 20 of us.

The staff was amazing - they kept up with us and were accurate, attentive, polite, and always around. Also, they put all of the kids' meals in first and on a rush, which was an awesome proactive step - they might have noticed that the little ones at my table in particular were starting to come unhinged. :)

Food was good. My dish was kinda meh (some sort of steak thing), but my wife's fajitas with steak, chorizo, and pineapple were amazing. They have some interesting dishes that they serve in halved pineapples, too.

Great vegan menu, too - might be the best and most varied I've seen in town outside of asian restaurants.

Margaritas - well, they're margaritas alright. Cold, tasty, potent, and in pitchers on the tables when I wanted them. Good stuff.

Overall, I dig it. Great menu that sits in different places from the standard mexican faire around town, great servers, interesting spot.

posted by endcycle on Aug 12, 2016 at 07:28:29 am     #   1 person liked this

Taco Bell #1 in Rockford? That speaks volumes about their cultural appeal. Hopefully it was chosen out of jest. Hey, Rockford is only two letters away from Rossford. Maybe they'll get a Bell next and it will be #1 (by default).

posted by mixman on Aug 12, 2016 at 03:00:03 pm     #  

Interesting - I didn't realize Cocina de Carlos had a second location. Good for him.

posted by Foodie on Aug 12, 2016 at 03:17:29 pm     #  

Regarding the Taco Bell in Rockford....A number of years ago, my husband and I were in Chicago to meet his sister for the very first time (that's a whole 'nother story). So for the few days before she arrived from Calif., we were living it up enjoying some of the wonderful restaurants Chicago had to offer. So when we pick her up at the airport, the plan was to go to Rockford, where her 1/2 sister lives. We were going to a "supper club". So, it's Saturday night, our last night in Chicago and we're going to ROCKFORD. OK, it's more about the company than the place, right? Well, we can't find the supper club. And my SIL can't quite remember the name of it. We are in a shopping center parking lot, which was the address we were given, when she says "it's something like "Downtown....Hometown....?" as I see a HOMETOWN BUFFET staring me in the face. Yes folks, that was the supper club! Ugh!

posted by llz on Aug 12, 2016 at 04:23:26 pm     #  

mixman posted at 04:00:03 PM on Aug 12, 2016:

Taco Bell #1 in Rockford? That speaks volumes about their cultural appeal. Hopefully it was chosen out of jest. Hey, Rockford is only two letters away from Rossford. Maybe they'll get a Bell next and it will be #1 (by default).

Isn't the Original Cocina Carlos in Rossford?

posted by In_vin_veritas on Aug 12, 2016 at 04:34:28 pm     #  

In_vin_veritas posted at 05:34:28 PM on Aug 12, 2016:
mixman posted at 04:00:03 PM on Aug 12, 2016:

Taco Bell #1 in Rockford? That speaks volumes about their cultural appeal. Hopefully it was chosen out of jest. Hey, Rockford is only two letters away from Rossford. Maybe they'll get a Bell next and it will be #1 (by default).

Isn't the Original Cocina Carlos in Rossford?

Carronade Dr. in Perrysburg

posted by dell_diva on Aug 12, 2016 at 05:21:51 pm     #  

Mi Hiacenda on Glanzeman was shut down for not paying taxes. Not sure if that was brought up on any of the other threads.

posted by Molsonator on Sep 12, 2016 at 05:03:19 am     #  

Mi Hiacenda used to be our go to Mexican place until about 4 to 5 years ago. Place started going downhill fast.

posted by classylady on Sep 12, 2016 at 09:09:51 am     #  

That's the same time the Cocina Carlos owner moved away from Mi Miacenda.

posted by smbfc on Sep 12, 2016 at 11:03:15 am     #  

BulldogBuckeye posted at 10:02:16 AM on Aug 11, 2016:

My 3 go to Toledo area Mexican joints are: Ventura's, El Vaquero, and San Marcos. Kinda boring, I know. What am I missing? Are you convinced that another place(s) should be inserted over one of these 3?

I am. El Tipico on South Avenue should absolutely, positively be in anyone's top three for Toledo-area Mexican joints.

Did anyone else notice an San Marcos opened in a barn on Reynolds near Airport Highway? Or have I just missed that?

posted by Muddy on Sep 12, 2016 at 11:53:27 am     #  

Muddy, that's the former Dolly and Joe's site and there are other posts here somehwere about it, maybe in the bites the dust thread.

I can't agree about El Tipico's. We tried twice in the past year to like it, no bueno.

posted by nana on Sep 12, 2016 at 01:49:10 pm     #  

i am reminded today how much i love the tamales from La Paloma grocery down on broadway. they do not stock many items but their tamales are the best in town and their cherizo is outstanding

posted by enjoyeverysandwich on May 12, 2017 at 11:08:55 am     #   1 person liked this

I still haven't been to La Paloma yet, but enjoyed my second lunch in two weeks at Taqueria La Authentica Michoacana on that block. Flautas the first time, and a couple tacos the second. Both times, fantastic.

posted by Johio83 on May 12, 2017 at 11:12:12 am     #  

enjoyeverysandwich posted at 12:08:55 PM on May 12, 2017:

i am reminded today how much i love the tamales from La Paloma grocery down on broadway. they do not stock many items but their tamales are the best in town and their cherizo is outstanding

I would agree. Their tamales are, without a doubt, the best I've ever had. Better than the ones I make I must admit. Their homemade red and green sauces are also very good.

posted by Foodie on May 12, 2017 at 02:19:44 pm     #  

NOW I WANT TAMALES THANKS GUYS

posted by upso on May 12, 2017 at 02:39:54 pm     #