A few weekends ago, we drove out to Howell to have dinner at a Mexican restaurant called Mexicali Allie’s. Full disclosure, we had a gift certificate from our neighbor, whose mother owns the restaurant, in exchange for all the tomatoes we gave them this summer.
Dave ordered the taco pueblonas and I ordered the chicken combo. The taco pueblonas is made up of three soft corn tortillas filled with seasoned chicken topped with melted cheese, spicy (and they do mean SPICY) pueblonas sauce, and sour cream. The chicken combo included a soft taco, enchilada, and flauta. The soft taco and flauta were excellent and the enchilada was good too, I just wanted a little bit more enchilada sauce. The flauta was a little different from others I’ve had before, it had wonderful flavor and a fantastic crunch. The complimentary chips and salsa, both hot and mild, were also very good.
They do not have a liquor license, so no margaritas, but their homemade desserts make up for that! Like all of the food at Mexicali Allie’s, the desserts are made in-house from the freshest ingredients. There were at least 5 or 6 different choices. I ordered the white chocolate cheesecake and Dave had the pineapple upside down cake. The cheesecake was fabulous and in my opinion only second in best cheesecake after Juniors Cheesecakes in New York City. It was creamy, but not too rich, and have really good white chocolate flavor. The pineapple upside down cake was moist and flavorful and was served warm.
Mexicali Allie’s is open Monday from 11am-2pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 11am-7:30pm, Friday from 11am-8:30pm, and Saturday from 2pm-7:30pm. They are closed on Sunday. The restaurant is located right on Michigan Avenue in downtown Howell. There is street parking available as well as a free public parking lot behind the restaurant and just down the street.