Mexi & Co was one of my first favorite restaurants in Paris, a tip given by a friend that knew the city better than me. After many discoveries elsewhere, I returned here recently and decided it needed to be reincluded on this website! The menu hasn’t changed, but then how many restaurants rely on the same three simple main courses throughout this many years?
Located just off the touristy Saint Michel area, it’s easy to miss this place by its size but not by its colours. It has a very authentic feel because of its wild decoration, especially the hanging objects from the ceiling are worth a study. The overly happy music also belongs to the setup.
Do not necessarily expect to try out anything new: the first of the three main dishes is a burrito (however with three varieties), the second nachos with chicken. Only a dish called Apoum Bapoum may sound like a surprise, but the ingredients are rather familiar: rice, guacamole, cheddar. (But to me this is never a problem.)
I tend to go there for lunch as it is rather quiet during lunchtime and very full during dinner time and reservations are not possible. Snack time is a good time too, as their nachos go well with a well-deserved little beer. In any case the fast service, tiny space and rather hard chairs make this place perfect for a quick stop rather than an evening hangout.