Looking for a Mexican restaurant near Hartford, Connecticut? Well, look no further than Tacos Mi Nacho, a place that I can only describe (lovingly, of course) as a hole in the wall. Tacos Mi Nacho is a tiny Mexican restaurant in Meriden, which is just outside of Hartford, making it a convenient stop on road trips from New York to Boston. The menu is large and the food seemed authentic (e.g., homemade tortillas, which you don’t see often at Mexican restaurants).
I had the carnitas burrito. It was stuffed with rice, lettuce, beans, cheese, onion, and pork. The finely minced onion was a really nice touch, adding a hint of allium flavor to the burrito. The lettuce was refreshing but placed with a heavy hand in my burrito. Lastly, Tacos Mi Nacho makes a standout rendition of carnitas. The pork was crispy and flavorful, but also juicy and tender.
I’ll admit, I was concerned when I spotted Tacos Mi Nacho; glancing at its humble exterior (and interior, for that matter) with trepidation. But the meal that I had there was truly excellent Mexican food.