The influence of mexican cuisine can be seen all over the midwest. My grandparents were migrant workers who worked their way up north, following the seasons, picking tomatoes in Ohio. Eventually my grandfather got a job at a factory and planted his 10 children in a small town in North-Western, Ohio. Mexican food was never missing in our family.
Not all mexican restaurants are good, though. A lot dumb down the menu and americanize a lot of the items: burritos, enchiladas, fajitas. Nada in Cincinnati, doesn’t americanize so much as they modernize. They play with the traditional ingredients of a tamale and the up the ante with a fried egg on top. This makes the dish. The taco selections are amazing too and its refreshing to see that they serve sopes, considering you never see them at mexican restaurants anymore.
600 Walnut St
Cincinnati, OH 45202