Smith Mountain Lake is full of things to do. Hiking trails in the stunning scenery, camping and fishing, and watersports all make people hungry and thirsty. One of the best places to stop for repast is Mexico Viejo Mezcal Bar. This comfortable, home-style vintage bar is now located at 3585 Smith Mountain Rd, Penhook, which is about a 3-minute drive from Water’s Edge. Mexico Viejo restaurant now has two dining rooms to serve more hungry travelers, and you can also pick up curbside.
The Decor and Atmosphere
The whole environment of Mexico Viejo Smith Mountain Lake is old-timey, with antique license plates hanging on natural wood paneling. This relaxing, casual atmosphere helps you unwind from a day of travel or activities while you partake in fantastic and delicious menu choices.
Their specialties are Chori Pollo, chicken marinated in pineapple and grilled, then topped with cheese sauce and chorizo, or Mexican sausage. Pollo Yucatan is a marinated chicken breast grilled with lots of traditional South American vegetables and copper with Yucatan sweet/spicy sauce.
If you have never had a fajita, now is the time! This dish is served smoking hot on its own heated skillet with peppers, onions, refried beans, chicken or steak, and traditional garnishes of pico de gallo, sour cream, and grated cheese. Just wrap them up in the flour tortilla and send your tastebuds to heaven!
Huevos rancheros are the Mexican answer to eggs benedict. Fried eggs are topped with tomatillo sauce and served with traditional sides of rice and beans. Huevos con Chorizo is for the sausage lover—scrambled eggs with Mexican sausage, served with the traditional sides.
If you like squash, zucchini, and bell peppers, try the Arroz con Pollo, grilled chicken served with the traditional vegetables and served over rice with cheese sauce. The salads are meals in themselves, with fajita taco salad, Texas salad, steak salad, and chipotle chicken salad for choices.
The burritos have a whole menu section to themselves. If you like fajitas but don’t want to assemble your dinner, try the Burrito California. The Burrito Tropical has a stuffing of marinated chicken breast grilled with onions and pineapple, and the Seafood Burrito is just that—grilled shrimp, scallops, onions, and red peppers. You can also choose from steaks, chimichangas, quesadillas, and tacos, but don’t miss the From De Grill section of the menu.
And what about dessert? In addition to Mexican fried ice cream, Mexico Viejo restaurant serves the traditional Cuban dessert, flan. If you have never tried this custardy treat, it’s like having crème brulee without setting the drapes on fire.
Book Your Smith Mountain Lake Escape
With a menu like this, you will have to visit Mexico Viejo in Smith Mountain Lake several times to sample the various kinds of foods. Don’t miss this deliciousness on your journey to Virginia! Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable throughout your stay and provide you with the perfect launching point for your Smith Mountain Lake adventures. Contact us today to book your stay!