In the borough of Kennett Square, La Michoacana has become synonymous with decadent exotic ice cream. Now, the owners of the ice cream parlor have opened a Mexican take-out shop featuring made-to-order burritos, quesadillas and tacos. I stopped in to see what these culinary entrepreneurs are up to.
Michoacana Grill is located at the corner of South Union and Cypress Streets, one block south of State Street. There’s only one small table with seating for two. Manuel and Juvenal were working the grill. They own the ice cream parlor, and now this new shop, with their wives Noelia and Martha.
Manuel explained they had been discussing opening up a Mexican take-out for three years. It’s been a dream of Manuel’s to open a shop such as this. When he was young, he worked in restaurants making tacos.
They opened this past Saturday, October 15th. They thought the corner location was ideal because of all the offices within walking distance. The goal was to keep Michoacana Grill simple and quick for office employees who want to pick up lunch and head back to work.
Customers can order one of four Mexican dishes – burritos, quesadillas, tacos or salad bowls. All four of these choices can be had with either steak, chicken, or pork.
I ordered a chicken burrito and watched as they built the monster before my eyes. Burritos can built to your request – pack it in with rice, beans, sour cream or cheese, pico de gallo and salsa. $6. My burrito was fresh and filling. A great lunch at a reasonable price.
Tacos come in a choice of corn of flour tortilla and are served with lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream or cheese, salsa. $1.75 a taco. Quesadillas are served with melted mozzarella cheese with your choice of corn or flour tortillas. $4.75. Salad bowls are are $6.75 and served with lettuce, rice beans, pico de gallo, salsa, sour cream or cheese.
As I sat at the sole table and ate, several customers came in and had their takeout made quickly. It seems the expansion of La Michoacana is on. They’ve built a great reputation with their fresh unique ice cream flavors, and it’s great to see they’ve brought the same quality and freshness to their Mexican food.
Michoacana Grill is located at 201 South Union Street, Kennett Square, PA. They are open every day from 10am to 10pm, and available by phone number at 610-444-8979.