Places to Eat: Mi Pueblo
Step into the front door of San Anselmo’s smallish-looking Mi Pueblo and the first thing that catches your eye is the large mural above the cashier. It depicts the true Hispanic culture that comes out in the food prepared at the restaurant. Also noticeable upon entry are the orange walls that border the entire dining room, bringing an earthly feel to the ambiance of Mi Pueblo.
After being taken to your seat, hot tortilla chips and two kinds of salsa are brought to your table. Although the two pre-selected salsas are great, there are other varieties available at the salsa bar located in the corner of the room.
With a large variety of Mexican sodas and beers (if you are old enough), there are more than enough choices of drinks.
The menu is traditional, with not a whole lot of unusual items available. The burritos are always popular, with regular, super, and macho burritos all available. Taco salad also comes recommended, for obvious reason. What’s better than a great salad served in anediblebowl??
The burritos come topped off with an excellent burrito sauce, which rounds out the entirety of the food. A red chile sauce, poured piping hot over the burrito, the sauce is one of the things that set Mi Pueblo apart from other local taquerias.
One of the things you know when dining at Mi Pueblo is that you always leave full and satisfied. The cooks don’t cheat you out on portions; their burritos are some of the biggest in Marin.
Although there is no desert menu to order from, if one wants a little more “sweet” with their meal, Mi Pueblo has horchata ready to be served to those who are savvy to the rice-milk drink.
The food itself isn’t overly greasy, and doesn’t make you feel like you’re doing your body damage by inhaling your super burrito. While it is Mexican food, so it’s not exactly “light,” the food doesn’t bloat the stomach or anything, so as long as you know your limits, you can leave feeling satisfied, but not overly stuffed.
The food comes fast, which is always a plus, and the unlimited chips go great with whatever you may choose to order. Best of all, when the check comes, you are relieved to see that your Mexican feast has not set you back more than about seven or eight dollars per person, on average.
Fast, cheap, and great tasting Mexican food in a great atmosphere is available at Mi Pueblo, one of the most popular dining choices in town.
-- Max Fairbanks