Delicia of Indianapolis is a Gem!
Let me start off by explaining that I have driven by Delicia dozen times. I have never noticed it or if I have I just didn’t look any deeper than the sign out front. This was an error on my part. My boss Travis and his girlfriend Carma introduced this place to me and my husband and … Wow! I was incredibly impressed. Travis said it was a fusion restaurant but the flavors seemed authentic Latin American. This is the real deal! This is what I expect when I order this genre of food. A taco is a taco anywhere you go. Most places Americanize their food to taste like what they think we like.
We sat at the bar and reviewed the menu before we were seating. The acoustics are terrible. I would go back in a heart beat but if I were in a large group I wouldn’t be able to hear a thing. That’s probably the only criticism I have. There were four of us and it was a struggle at best. The place had a great cocktail selection of decided on a Mojito.
When we were seated Travis ordered the Salsa Trio and Queso Fundido Con Chorizo to start. The Trio included Salsa Fresca, Roasted Pumpkin Seed (my favorite) and Tomatillo. The Chorizo Queso Dip is hands down the best I have had thus far in my life. The menu describes it as baked panela cheeses, chorizo, and tomatillo-poblano sauce.
I ordered the Tamal Corn Cakes topped with Barbacoa Beef, Pico de Gallo, Cilantro Lime Crema, Queso Fresco served with a side of Herb green Rice. Double thumbs up!!
Travis ordered a steak and Carma ordered a fish entrée. I didn’t write the names down but you can see how well plated these are. The fish had two different marinades and was served with white rice.
At the end of the meal we shared a desert called Tres Leches which I would compare to a Latin version of Tiramisu. It was a sponge cake with three milks, lime meringue, rum and guava compote. This was very light and not over powering at all.
Right next to Delicia is La Mulita which is a sister restaurant. We walked over to check it out. One of the wait staff coined the term Delicia “High End Mexican” to which I asked,” Does that mean La Mulita is low end?” The waiter explained that what they serve on this side would be considered street food. These two restaurants share a bathroom and a kitchen and I have to say if this is street food it’s the better than average!
If you are in the Broad Ripple area and are hungry for some “south of the boarder” tastes try them out. You can even review them at this website http://www.deliciaindy.com or http://www.lamulitaindy.com
These guys don’t take reservations at this time so be prepared to wait a bit. Have a cocktail if you must!
Addendum: When I wrote this article I didn’t realize that it was listed in a prior article as one of the best 25 places to eat in Indianapolis. Check another one off my bucket list.