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

Related Articles

Vietnamese Marinated and Caramel Glazed Back Ribs Recipe

Bring the sweet and tangy taste of Asian cooking to your backyard grill

Bourbon, French fries, Pride, and Fried Chicken

Three must-eat dishes for this week

Maybe the city's most underrated restaurant, Heyday tries to figure out tipping

A 15-percent service fee supposedly takes care of tipping—but does it go to the server?
Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

TC Taste 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 TC Taste bloggers.

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

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Recent TC Taste Posts

Vietnamese Marinated and Caramel Glazed Back Ribs Recipe

Bring the sweet and tangy taste of Asian cooking to your backyard grill

Bourbon, French fries, Pride, and Fried Chicken

Three must-eat dishes for this week

Maybe the city's most underrated restaurant, Heyday tries to figure out tipping

A 15-percent service fee supposedly takes care of tipping—but does it go to the server?

French fries, chocolate chip cookies, and a new twist on the iced latte

Three Twin Cities treats from the Lynhall, Sandcastle, and Meritage

Celebrating Father's Day

This Father's Day, let's treat our dads to some special treats

Linguine in Creamy Basil-Avocado Sauce with Seared Scallops Recipe

The creamy richness of avocados makes for a perfect pasta sauce in this homemade restaurant-quality meal

Bites that guarantee that old summer feeling

Ice cream, coffee, and brandy—just because they make us happy

Angel Food Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Driscoll's Angel Food Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Napa and Kale Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing and Sriracha Cashews Recipe

Whether you want to fit back into last summer’s shorts or are looking for a healthy salad idea, toss up this easy recipe that mixes in filling nuts with antioxidant-rich kale and a kick of spice

The Near-Death Experience of the Owner of Jake O'Connor's and McKinney Roe

From trouble golfing in Ireland to emergency heart surgery, Dermot Cowley is alive and recovering—but plans for a new restaurant are now on hold

Meet the Joy Makers

Meet the Joy Makers

Rum and Molasses Marinated Beef Kebabs with Grilled Cantaloupe Recipe

Get fired up for a taste of the tropics in sizzling grilled kebabs
Edit ModuleShow Tags

4 Restaurants, Nearly $850,000 in Park Board Money

How much do Sea Salt, Sandcastle, Tin Fish, and Bread & Pickle make for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board?

Consider the Humble Raspberry

Consider the Humble Raspberry

Fancy Fresh: 3 Things to Eat This Week

A morel tasting menu, a trendy foie gras egg creation, a worthy cinnamon roll—for your long-weekend staycation
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags