April 29, 2022

The essential restaurants in Southwest Detroit you should have tried by now

Southwest Detroit might be known for its Mexican food choices, but the food scene is quite varied in this neighborhood.

Cuisine from other Latin countries like Honduras and Venezuela exist alongside Italian and American cuisine.

From Mexican sushi to greasy sliders, here are a few of our favorite restaurants in Southwest Detroit.

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Armando’s
4242 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-554-0666; armandosmexicantown.com
Longtime favorite Mexican spot on Vernor with all the standards and plenty of gooey cheese.
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Armando’s

4242 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-554-0666; armandosmexicantown.com

Longtime favorite Mexican spot on Vernor with all the standards and plenty of gooey cheese.
Antojitos El Catracho
4627 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-209-4815; antojitoselcatracho.us
If you’re ever in the mood for Honduran, Antojitos El Catracho is where you’ll find it in Detroit.
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Antojitos El Catracho

4627 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-209-4815; antojitoselcatracho.us

If you’re ever in the mood for Honduran, Antojitos El Catracho is where you’ll find it in Detroit.
Los Altos
7056 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-841-3109
Los Altos serves authentic Mexican flavors, right on Vernor. Have a picky eater for a kid? No worries, they have chicken nuggets on their kid’s menu.
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Los Altos

7056 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-841-3109

Los Altos serves authentic Mexican flavors, right on Vernor. Have a picky eater for a kid? No worries, they have chicken nuggets on their kid’s menu.
Asty Time
7340 McGraw Ave., Detroit; 313-285-9390; astytime.com
A little taste of the Dominican Republic right in Detroit. Asty Time dishes out authentic Dominican cuisine at an affordable price.
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Asty Time

7340 McGraw Ave., Detroit; 313-285-9390; astytime.com

A little taste of the Dominican Republic right in Detroit. Asty Time dishes out authentic Dominican cuisine at an affordable price.
Xochimilco
2409 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-843-0179
This Southwest favorite offers tasty Mexican cuisine and drinks at an affordable price.
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Xochimilco

2409 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-843-0179

This Southwest favorite offers tasty Mexican cuisine and drinks at an affordable price.
Flowers of Vietnam
4430 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-554-2085; flowersofvietnam.com
Flowers of Vietnam serves up creative Vietnamese dishes in a former Coney Island restaurant.
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Flowers of Vietnam

4430 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-554-2085; flowersofvietnam.com

Flowers of Vietnam serves up creative Vietnamese dishes in a former Coney Island restaurant.
Mexicantown Restaurant
3457 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-841-5811; mexicantownrestaurant.com
Typically if you tell a Detroiter you’re going to Mexicantown to eat, they’ll think of the entire area in Southwest, not this restaurant nestled on the corner of Bagley and 24th St. The restaurant features healthy portions of Mexican dishes and has a delicious house margarita for you to wash it all down.
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Mexicantown Restaurant

3457 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-841-5811; mexicantownrestaurant.com

Typically if you tell a Detroiter you’re going to Mexicantown to eat, they’ll think of the entire area in Southwest, not this restaurant nestled on the corner of Bagley and 24th St. The restaurant features healthy portions of Mexican dishes and has a delicious house margarita for you to wash it all down.
La Jalisciense
3923 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-551-0522; lajalisciensedetroit.com
La Jalisciense is located inside a grocery store, but do not let that deter you from trying their goat birria or burritos.
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La Jalisciense

3923 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-551-0522; lajalisciensedetroit.com

La Jalisciense is located inside a grocery store, but do not let that deter you from trying their goat birria or burritos.
Mexican Village
2600 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-237-0333; mexicanvillagefood.com
If hefty portions are what you’re after, look no further than this Southwest favorite.
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Mexican Village

2600 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-237-0333; mexicanvillagefood.com

If hefty portions are what you’re after, look no further than this Southwest favorite.
Taqueria y Cenaduria Triángulo Dorado
8065 W. Vernor Hwy.,Detroit; 313-652-5247
The standout item at Taqueria y Cenaduria Triángulo Dorado isn’t the tacos, it’s the Mexican sushi. The restaurant also sells a variety of Mexican seafood dishes.
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Taqueria y Cenaduria Triángulo Dorado

8065 W. Vernor Hwy.,Detroit; 313-652-5247

The standout item at Taqueria y Cenaduria Triángulo Dorado isn’t the tacos, it’s the Mexican sushi. The restaurant also sells a variety of Mexican seafood dishes.