1040 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
Fresh off its success as a food cart turned beloved mini-chain in New York City, Calexico's first Detroit outpost brings bold flavor and authentic Mexican-Californian street eats. Named for the border town from which its founders hail, the downtown hotspot slings an extensive "slow food fast" menu: appetizers like chile-cilantro fries with carne asada, tacos (pro tip: try the chipotle pork), burritos, bowls, and rolled quesadillas. The bar boasts a curated selection of mezcals including rare varieties like Del Maguey Crema, and the consequent cocktail offerings are solid (Mezcal Negroni, anyone?). Your wallet won't have holes burned in it thanks to the accessible price point, but keep an eye out for the house-made chipotle "crack" sauce -- the spice level doesn't mess around.