Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant- Westnedge
- 7375 S. Westnedge Avenue
- Portage, MI 49024
- (269) 323-2911
- No Known Website
Our three day weekend of relaxing at home has come to an end. We still had a few more errands to run in the Portage area after I got my ass out of bed and Mexican food sounded good to both of us.
Los Amigos just opened a new restaurant in a brand new building on South Westnedge in front of the Wings, Etc. We noticed the building going up a couple months ago and had a feeling it was a Mexican place just by the design of the place. We’re fans of Los Amigos other two locations (Romence Road and Stadium Drive) so we figured giving the new location a shot would be a pretty safe bet.
The two dining rooms have the same feel as the Stadium Drive location. For a new building, the space does feel a little cramped though. The furniture is all heavy, solid wood that has the Los Amigos logo painted on it. The first thing both J and I noticed was that the place was very hot. Both of us were only wearing a zip up hooded sweatshirt for a coat and we both had to take them off when we sat down.
We were seated in the dining room with the bar, which again, felt a little cramped. The booth itself was quite large and even J’s pregnant belly fit comfortably.
Our waiter got our drinks and dropped off a basket of chips and salsa while we looked over the large menu. When I mentioned Los Amigos, J was very excited about the chips and salsa. The home made tortilla chips and the thin, spicy salsa is a favorite of ours.
I was leaning very heavily towards the Arroz Con Pollo or the Huevos Rancheros, but noticed the combination dinners on the back as I folded the menu up. Instead of going with one of the lunch specialties, I got Combination Dinner #3. The plate is two hard shell tacos, a tostada, and an enchilada. All were beef and all were delicious. I love Los Amigos tacos. They top them with chihuahua cheese and lettuce and there was plenty of both. The tostada was pretty soggy by the time I got to it, but it was topped with the same cheese and lettuce that was on the taco. There was quite a bit of lettuce on the plate and I kind of picked around most of it to get to the good stuff. When I was done, it looked like there was still a lot of food on my plate, but it was all lettuce. The enchilada was topped with a red sauce and was a little spicy, but not overwhelming. My favorite thing about this plate was that it did no come with rice and refried beans. I actually wanted to eat, and did eat, almost everything on my plate.
J also went with a combo plate, but she chose of the vegetarian side. She got Veggie Combination A. That plate comes with an enchilada and a bean tostada. She must have been really hungry because when I looked up her plate was cleaned. She remarked a couple times that she’s always liked Los Amigos and the fact that her plate was empty is proof.
Our bill was right at $20 and we both left stuffed and happy with our meal. Los Amigos is always a safe bet when it comes to Mexican in Kalamazoo and this new location is no different than the other two.