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Quesadilla de Camarones con Aquacate – Shrimp Quesadillas

Mexico Arriba. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 2

For the majority of Americans living in Europe, there are a number of things that we sorely miss from our home country. Whether it’s the large ethnic diversity, the general friendliness of strangers or the abundant number of festivities (many revolving around food!), it becomes easy for Americans to get homesick. But there’s one thing that trumps all others – Mexican cuisine! It seems that this particular fare has failed to catch on with European taste buds. Mexico Arriba in Innsbruck tries to bring a taste of Mexico to Tyrol. Continue reading

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Chicken Burritos – Burritas con Pollo

Villa Masianco. A-6130 Schwaz · Münchner Straße 20-22

The search for good Latin American fare in German-speaking countries continues with a stop at a regional chain of restaurants offering up a mix of international fare. A small selection of Latin American dishes are available at Villa Masianco, one of them the ‘burritas con pollo’ dish. It’s basically a baked tortilla folded around a filling mixture of green beans, corn, bell peppers, and tomatoes along with chunks of chicken. Continue reading

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Cocada Pudding – Cocada “Arriba“

Mexico Arriba. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 2

A heavenly cloud of freshly whipped cream floats delicately on top of a thick layer of rich, gooey caramel. A few chopped, roasted pistachios scatter the top. At the bottom of the glass awaits the cocada pudding – a creamy coconut concoction. Alongside the glass cup are a variety of fresh fruits – sliced apples, strawberries, and white melon, a pair of halved grapes, and a single physalis. Garnishing the plate are toasted slivers of almonds. It’s the Cocada ‘Arriba’ dessert at Mexico Arriba! Continue reading

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Chicken Enchiladas in Mole Sauce – Enmolada con Mole Poblano

Mexico Arriba. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 2

A trio of corn tortilla enchiladas sits next to each other, slathered in a generous amount of brown mole sauce. Resting contentedly inside each enchilada is a mixture of shredded white chicken, corn kernels, and sautéed onions. Extravagant streaks of melted sheep’s milk cheese run across the top. A handful of lettuce sit at one corner of the dish, a triad of crisp tortilla chips casually rests in the salad bed. Sesame seeds shower the top of the sauce. Enchiladas con mole poblano – how do they hold up thousands of miles away from Mexico? Continue reading

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Spanish Rice Pudding – Arroz con Leche

Mexico Arriba. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 2

After all that, if you still manage to have room left over for dessert, Mexico Arriba also features a handful of treats to complete your foray into Mexican cuisine. Continue reading

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Chicken Breast in Mole Sauce with Rice – Mole Poblano con Arroz

Mexico Arriba. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 2

Despite increased globalization and widespread interest in foreign cultures, Mexican cuisine hasn’t quite found a niche here in Austria. With that said, it comes as a pleasant surprise to find a Mexican establishment that finely reproduces the flavors of Mexico in the heart of Innsbruck’s old city, along the Inn River. The menu is exciting and exotic – a treat in this part of Europe. The restaurant’s signature item is chocolate mole sauce, which is featured in two dishes – enmolada con mole poblano and mole poblano con arroz. Continue reading

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Salsa de Chile Habanero

Mexico Arriba. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 2

Looking for a jolt of fiery heat? Tired of the mellow and mild flavors in the local Austrian cuisine? Then look no further! Mexico Arriba restaurant offers one of the spiciest sauces in these parts of Europe –salsa de chile habanero, containing one of the hottest chilies in the world. Continue reading

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Horchata

Mexico Arriba. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 2

Mexico Arriba does an impressive job of capturing the essence of classic Mexican cuisine – from the starters to the main dishes, all the way to the desserts and beverages. Various Mexican specialties are featured – one of them being the traditional refreshment horchata. Continue reading

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