"Mi Pueblo" is the Spanish term for "my hometown," and that is exactly where you can go for some authentic Mexican cuisine in downtown Fairmont. When you step inside Mi Pueblo, the sizzle and smell of meats, peppers and onions immediately grab your attention. The sights and sounds send you south of the border.
"As far as I know, yes, this is the most authentic Mexican restaurant I've been to," said Amy Pellegrin, a Fairmont resident.
How does Mi Pueblo do it? Manager Renee Gaeta makes the process sound so simple.
"It's pretty much homemade food. We do every morning," Gaeta said.
The fajitas and other main dishes may get all of the attention, but it's a sidekick that steals the show here.
"The white cheese, the taste, with the grilled chicken or steak, you know, it's a good taste," Gaeta said.
Pellegrin said Mi Pueblo is one of her favorites, and that the white cheese sauce is what keeps her coming back.
"Well, you can't beat cheese, so that's always a big plus for me. I love the cheese dip. I always get guacamole. You really can't go wrong here at all," Pellegrin said.
With Cinco de Mayo coming up this weekend, margaritas become a party favorite, and Gaeta and Pellegrin couldn't agree more.
"We really have good margaritas. A lot of people, of course, come and sit and get their nice meals, like fajitas, with the margaritas or coronas," Gaeta said.
"It's just a classic. If you're eating Mexican food, you need a margarita so you can really enjoy it," Pellegrin said.
You'll find Mi Pueblo on Fairmont Avenue in Fairmont. It's open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.