Where to go: Bien Mexicana
Address: 9713 District N. Drive, Fishers
What to get: Birria tacos
Anna’s take: I was thoroughly impressed with Bien Mexicana in the Fishers Test Kitchen. Owner Angela Garcia has a great story about how she began selling tamales after being unable to work during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and those tamale sales paved the way to an entire restaurant. Bien Mexicana will operate out of Fishers Test Kitchen through at least March, and possibly longer if it is chosen as one of the Test Kitchen’s next long-term restaurants. Bien Mexicana is only open from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, but it also operates out of the Noblesville American Legion other days of the week. The schedule is announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page. As for what to order, you can’t go wrong with any item, but my favorite was Birria tacos. Three tacos come in an order, and the tortillas are soft but don’t tear or fall apart, despite being packed with barbacoa, cheese, onions and cilantro. The tacos are served with a side of salsa verde and a bowl of consomé, a seasoned and dried chile beef broth. I suggest adding the salsa verde to the taco and then dipping the entire thing in the consomé. Sop up as much of that stuff as you can because it’s delicious. My other favorite item was the chips and salsa/guacamole/queso. The chips and all sauces are made in-house, and the salsa was definitely spicy enough to appeal to my taste (for those who don’t know, I definitely love a bit of a kick). Check out Bien Mexicana sooner rather than later.