eating indie in indy

Loco Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 2205 N. Delaware Street.

There is a growing trend in Indy to erect buildings with a relatively small footprint that has retail spaces on the ground floor and rental residence on upper floors. The structure that Loco is in is one of these mixed use buildings. I think it has been around about three years. The bottom floor has a Mashcraft tasting room and Loco. I believe that it has been there since the beginning. The space that houses Loco has had a sort of revolving door on it; as far as tenants are concerned. That is one reason I was eager to go here. I wanted to see the place if they were gone in 6 months.

I ordered their Chile Colorado plate for $11. That is skirt steak simmered in a red chile and served with rice, salad, avocado and some flour tortillas to build your own mini burritos. The first thing you notice is the size of the meal. Neither one of our dishes were skimpy. Even Pat’s lunch special, which was only $8.

I thought my Chile Colorado was excellent. The chile sauce had that wonderful earthiness of a red chile pod sauce. Even the rice; which is normally just a spear carrier in a Mexican meal had a personality of its own. The meat was abundant and had just a slight chew to it. Which is to be expected of skirt steak. I would do it again. However there are so many other things I would like to try.

One more thing I had to try.

Yes that is a Frozen Margarita. A 27 ounce one for $9. I have not had one in over 30 years. I still have no idea why I ordered one today. It was okay but I prefer my ritas to be up or on the rocks.

Frozen cocktails aside I think this joint has a staying quality the other places didn’t have. It is a beautiful place with a nice patio and they serve kids. Something I think the neighbors might appreciate. I will be back.

A wall of tequila




5 responses

  1. Isn’t it strange how some restaurant locations seem to be cursed no matter how many tenants they have? Hopefully this won’t be the case. I was going to say you got a lot of avocado, but you got a lot of frozen margarita!

    August 9, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    • I know. There is a space downtown that has been through 6 different tenants in as many years. It seems like a choice location but folks have a tough time making a go of it. You are so right about quantity of my lunch. A frozen margarita is notoriously light in alcohol. It is a lot of ice and potential brain freeze.

      August 10, 2018 at 7:32 am

  2. I want a margarita. On the rocks.
    I ordered a frozen one a few years ago, cause it was on special, and I gotta say, nope, on the rocks is where it’s at for meee!

    August 9, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    • I like mine up, with heavy salt. I have no excuse for ordering a frozen one that day.It was on special The last time I ordered one it was at Chi Chis; and there was a woman involved. The things you do for love.

      August 10, 2018 at 7:37 am

      • LOL!

        August 10, 2018 at 7:41 am

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