Kiosco Mexican Grill: Tradition ElevatedFeb 9th, 2012 | By Keith Warther | Category: Eatsboro
Who doesn’t love Mexican food? It’s cheap, sloppy, spicy, and delicious. As far back as I remember the ritual of eating chips and salsa and drinking oversized Mexican beers with friends has been a part of my life. Kiosco takes your everyday Mexican cuisine and kicks it up a few notches with the same traditions that we have all come to love.
I’ve been dining at Kiosco for about a year and a half, and it is quickly becoming my most visited restaurant in Greensboro. The staff is excellent and runs like a well oiled machine. The wait staff are always checking on you to make sure you have everything you need, whether it be more salsa or just your drink topped off. This is something that you don’t really see anymore, but to a point it becomes excessive.
Of course Kiosco has all of your favorite Mexican dishes such as fajitas, quesadillas, chimichangas, burritos, enchiladas, and many other common dishes. They also offer many unique dishes I’ve not spotted on many Mexican restaurants’ menus. The soup selection alone makes my mouth water, offering everything from a chicken and vegetable soup to a potato corn soup cooked with white wine.
I could go on for days about Kiosco’s never-ending menu, but for now I will just discuss two of my favorite dishes.
My first love from Kiosco, Tacos de Carne Asada, is a dish of 3 grilled steak soft tacos in flour or corn tortillas with smoky tomatillo sauce and pico de gallo on the side served with rice and refried beans. The 3 tacos come out steaming hot and ready to eat. The side dishes of tomatillo are intended to be spooned over the tops of the tacos. The smoky tomatillo sauce might be the greatest condiment in the restaurant. Just going on taste alone, it is composed of tomatillos, lime, onions, and chipotle peppers — which is what give the sauce it’s reddish color and smoke flavor. The pico is perfect and fresh and provides a fresh crunch as well as flavor with each bite. As I stated earlier you are getting fresh and quality ingredients with every meal which makes sloppy and bland refried beans a thing of the past. Same goes for the rice. Hands down, best beans and rice side I’ve ever had.
Less traditional, but quickly becoming a new favorite, would be the Kiosco Wrap – a flour tortilla stuffed with grilled chicken topped off with Chipotle cheese sauce, green peppers, fresh red onions, and avocado. The combination of all these toppings wrapped up tightly in its flour tortilla that have been slightly grilled make for a marriage of flavors unparalleled by many other dishes. Definitely an in house specialty that you can’t find anywhere else. With the wrap comes a side of white rice and black beans. If you’re like me you prefer black beans to the common refried beans.
Kiosco has many dessert options for those who still have room after stuffing themselves with chips and salsa and a delicious entree. Of course, what Mexican restaurant would be complete without fried ice cream? But it doesn’t just end there; Kiosco offers many different desserts such as the Banana Chimichanga, a banana wrapped in a tortilla, deep fried and then topped off with vanilla ice cream.
So whether you’re looking for the traditional or something off the beaten path of your tired old Mexican cuisine Kiosco aims to please.
3011 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro | Map
Phone: (336) 617-0350
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11a-10p, Fri-Sat 11a-10:30p
Vegetarian friendly: Yes
Family Friendly: Yes
Take Out/Dine In: Both
Overall Rating: 9/10