Edit ModuleShow Tags

Savvy Mom: Pico de Gallo Comes to Central Avenue NE Minneapolis


Published:

Photos by Kristin Boldon

Northeast Minneapolis has Mexican restaurants aplenty, so when Pico de Gallo, from the owners of the former Chiapas, opened next door to neighborhood favorite El Taco Riendo, across the street from Adelita’s, and just up the street from Maya, I wondered if they’d bring anything different to the mix. When I visited with the kids, the answer was a big yes.

Pico de Gallo has a new, shiny interior, not fancy, but more conducive to dining in than taking out, which next-door-neighbor El Taco Riendo excels at. They have a selection of made-to-order smoothies and fresh juices, which my kids loved. My favorite find was the vegetarian platter, with a mushroom quesadilla, crisp potato roll-ups, addictive house-made tortilla chips, and generous dollops of guacamole, pico de gallo, and sour cream. Their guacamole was chunky and fresh, one of the better versions in the neighborhood. 

Pico de gallo smoothie

Fair warning, four entrees for four people was about twice as much as we needed. It wasn’t a trouble, because we had great leftovers for the next day, but on our next visit we’ll share fewer orders, making it more affordable to boot.

Pico de Gallo
picodgallo.com
2416 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418
Mon - Sat: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Minnesota Monthly's Taste Blog answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally brings the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Learn more about the Taste bloggers.

Have a food-related question? Email rfischer@mnmo.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Taste Blog

A True Farm-to-Table Dinner: Cedar + Stone Celebrates Farmers

Farmers get a special "thank you" dinner at JW Marriott's Cedar + Stone, Urban Table restaurant at Mall of America

Minnesota Wine Country: What’s New at the Minnesota State Fair

Enjoy local wines, hard cider, wine slushies, free food and wine demos and more at the Great Minnesota Get-Together

The Best (and Worst) Food Delivery Services

Twin Cities restaurant-to-your-door services, ranked

Gamertainment Go-Tos

Check out eight Twin Cities eateries to get your game on

New Specialty Brews and Beverages at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair

Quench your thirst with 40 specialty brews and beverages—here is a complete list of the 27 new and 13 returning beverages found only at this year’s Great Minnesota Get-Together

New Hotel, Great Restaurants: Stillwater Is Blowing Up

Lora Hotel, Feller Restaurant, Pearl and the Thief—what's going on in Stillwater!?

North Loop Destination: Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea

Espressos, teas, cold brews, and elixirs mean there’s something for everyone at North Loop’s new coffee and tea café

Berry Love Plus Berry Shortcake with Lime Whipped Cream Recipe

Everyone loves berries—including Justin Timberlake, the creator of the "brasberry"—but it just so happens the Twin Cities loves them more than most

3 Things to Eat This Week: July 25-29

Eat like a kid in summer: root beer popsicles, corncobs, Cubanos
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags