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Mi Hacienda, 6133 Highbridge Road
Most Recent Foursquare Check-in: 11/27/2011
Total Foursquare Check-ins: 3
Pre-Foursquare Visits: No
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Mi Hacienda is a Mexican Restaurant in the Shoppes at Highbridge -- in other words, it's in West Bowie off of Route 450. It's the best Mexican food we've found in Bowie, and it's gone over fantastic with the kids. They enjoy the tamales or just eating rice and beans, and they always leave stuffed. (Toddlers can be picky eaters, so it's nice to feed them somewhat "unusual" and see them respond with enthusiasm.) The meals that Christina and I got were also very good.
Much of what I said about Monterrey applies here, only a bit more so. It's authentic, non-chain Mexican food. It's a bit tastier than Monterrey, although maybe not enough that I'd travel twice the distance from work when I have to get back for an afternoon meeting. The decor, especially around the bar, is very nice, and a step up from Monterrey.
I think this is probably our new go-to Mexican place in Bowie, and it will probably get added to the stable of places I offer to take interview candidates.