Cuisine(s)
Mexican/Tex-Mex
Price Scale
$$
Description

Most restaurants don’t roast entire goats over indoor spits, but most restaurants aren’t El Hidalguense. Here, specialties from the Mexican state of Hidalgo such as barbacoa de borrego estilo Hidalgo—lamb cooked in maguey leaves—and chavito asado al pastor (that would be that whole goat) draw Mexican families eager for a taste of home; after all, Hidalgo is considered the birthplace of barbacoa. On certain evenings, you’ll even find a trio huasteco band on stage playing all the favorites while patrons take turns dancing and eating—the raucous El Hidalguense encourages you to make a night out of it.

Meal Times
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Child Friendly, Parking, Reservations, Takeout
Location