We’ve Got Your Cinco De Mayo Plans for Next Year – Del Fuego
Cinco de Mayo came and went, but the margaritas were flowing, the tacos were sizzling, and tons of Mexican paraphernalia was worn. When trying to identify the place that was going to live up to the high expectations we set for ourselves for May 5th, one thing was for certain, we wanted to feel like we were transported into a Mexican oasis with a fun atmosphere, great music, and most importantly, quality food and drinks. Del Fuego, a hip, Tex-Mex restaurant in Babylon Village fulfilled our wishes, and next year it should fulfill yours.
Along with the standard Tex-Mex fare, Del Fuego features an assortment of traditional Mexican cuisine, all of which is made from in-house and from scratch. The quesadillas and burritos are impressive, but the real star of this show is the “Platos Grandes” section of their menu. Some dishes you will find here are the Crispy Red Snapper Veracruz – a pan-seared skin-on red snapper filet topped with tomato habanero sauce, caper, and olives, while being served with grilled vegetables and a side of yucca fries. Lights out.
If it is meat you seek, then the BBQ Brisket Enchiladas are going to fulfill every meaty desire you have. Tender BBQ brisket rolled in corn tortillas with roasted tomato-guajillo sauce, cheddar jack cheese, and crispy onion rings, all topped off with a mango-BBQ drizzle. I’m sure that’s got your attention.
The drinks here are also something to be reckoned with. Visits to Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants demand tequila-focused drinks, and with more than 65 tequila options available, you’ll be eternally disappointed if you leave either one of your hands empty at any point. Not a tequila person? No problem. They have more than 15 rotating craft beers and a seasonally-changing cocktail list.
Happy hour is Monday – Friday from 3pm-6pm. Specials include ½ price margaritas, select tap beers, Bud, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, wine by the glass, sangria by the glass… and the list goes on.
In the words of a wise Mexican man… TEQUILA!