El Jaripeo, a Mexican restaurant of authentic cuisine and culture has moved from their previous location. For the far Eastside residents of Indianapolis, El Jaripeo, which means a form of rodeo held in small communities across the vast cowboy country of Northern Mexico, was located at 10417 East Washington Street across from the Movies 8 Theater. They have been in business for the past 15 years and decided it was time to expand and have more space. The popular restaurant has moved to 30 East Washington Street which is where the Buddy’s Carpet used to be. The move into the larger area is a great way to start off the New Year.
Succulent smells embraces Washington Street from the new location. It is bound to attract any person but once a customer enters, they are instantly hooked. The grand new opening was on January 25, 2010 and already visitors love the reinvention of the restaurant. Marianne Valdez commented that she had only eaten at their former location twice but she immediately was hooked. She appreciated the broad variety of meals such as the Quesadilla Camaron which is grilled tortillas filled with shrimp, lettuce, tomato & sour cream or one of the restaurant’s favorites, a Fajita Taco Salad which comes with either steak or chicken cooked fajita style and served over fresh lettuce. She intends to bring her friends to El Jaripeo for her 30th birthday next month.
Once inside the establishment, colorful artwork astonishes the eyes. It covers the walls and provided by a local artist. The widened dining area can suit any situation; whether it’s for the person grabbing a quick lunch, couples celebrating an anniversary or groups watching the Indianapolis Colts win the Superbowl!
“I love the fact that they are inexpensive and have awesome food. I will be here to watch the Colts stomp the Saints!”
After this comment, Roderick Thomas had mentioned that he has been living in Indianapolis for a year after moving from Georgia and was in need of some genuine Mexican food. The moment he found El Jaripeo, he has been a devoted customer. His favorite meals are Nachos Supreme which is chips piled with beef, lettuce and tomatoes with scoops of guacamole and sour cream and the Tacos de Chorizo that includes three tacos that are stuffed with their chorizo sausage and served with corn tortillas. El Jaripeo has also added several new dishes that will surely excite your taste buds. The Pollo Verde is grilled chicken with onions cooked in their very own green tomatillo sauce with rice, beans, and tortillas. Another one is the Pollo Chipotle which is also grilled chicken with onions but with their special creamy chipotle sauce, guacamole, salad, rice, beans, and three tortillas.
If you are a vegetarian, you will not feel left out. They do offer meals to your liking. You can have a cheese and mushroom quesadilla along with salad and rice, or a combination of a bean burrito, a cheese enchilada and one tostada. A favorite of Erik Utley, a vegetarian of four years, especially loves the Vegetable Fajitas. It is a healthy mix of mushrooms, bell peppers, green onions, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower. It is served with beans and three warm tortillas.
El Jaripeo has a fully stocked bar for the 21 and older group with a large selection of beers, wine available by the glass or the liter and top shelf Tequila. Their signature drink is the El Jaripeo Ultimate Margarita. It is a 16 ounce glass of Jose Cuervo 1800 Tequila Cointreau, lime juice, and sweet and sour mix shaken and served on the rocks. You can order this scrumptious drink with or without the salt rim.
El Jaripeo will provide a grand experience with good food and customer service. You get a lot of delicious food without breaking your wallet. If you have been enjoying their food for years or just looking for a new place to eat and relax, come to El Jaripeo at their new location 30 East Washington Street near the Krogers super market and tenor buen appetite! (Have a good appetite!)