Esplendido Shelby Twp Review – Pics, menu info, Kids Eat Free info, and hours info. Esplendido Mexican Cuisine / Pizza restaurant is located on Mound Rd just south of 23 Mile road in Shelby Twp MI.
Esplendido is a family-style Mexican restaurant that serves pizza. A strange combination until you know the history involved.
Esplendido was born out of Jimmy’s Pizza in a location just a mile north of Espendido. Jimmy’s Pizza was an extremely popular carryout pizza place located a mile north of Esplendido when Shelby Township’s population exploded in the late 70s / early 80s. The owner of Jimmy’s met his future wife who happened to serve Mexican food and soon Jimmy’s featured Mexican food. Not long after that, the owner of Jimmy’s wanted a sit-down, family-style restaurant to showcase both cuisines and Espendido was born.
The decor at Esplendido is two-fold. One side of the restaurant features a nice, modern bar. The dining area of the restaurant is dated and a bit run down (see pics below).
Esplendido Shelby Twp Pics
As a pizza place, Esplendido Shelby Twp is excellent and one of my favorite pizza places in the area. They serve round hand-tossed pizza, deep dish square and Chicago-style. All are extremely tasty but the hand-tossed pizza is my favorite. Thankfully, all of the quality I enjoyed at Jimmy’s pizza in the 1980s transferred to Esplendido. The pizza is extremely affordable and delicious whether you’re eating in or carrying out.
As a Mexican restaurant, Esplendido does well but not quite the gourmet standard of a Mexican Village (on 22 & Van Dyke in Shelby). The Mexican portion of Esplendido’s menu is simplistic – typical Mexican fare (Enchiladas, Burritos etc) served a la carte. The food comes in generous portions and, like the pizza, is quite a value.
While Esplendido may not be much to look at, the restaurant has tremendous value in its affordability. A little money goes a long way for food and drinks making it an ideal place for a family meal or a night out for drinks and inexpensive Mexican food. I’ve enjoyed going there for family meals with a large group and I’ve enjoyed going there just to enjoy some beers while watching a Red Wings game. Esplendido offers daily specials on food and drinks that rival any sit-down restaurant in terms of affordability.
Esplendido Shelby Twp has a Kids Eat Free Day every Sunday for kids 10 & younger.
Don’t laugh at the prospect of ordering a pizza to go with an chimichanga or a burrito. The Mexican / pizza connection works quite well!
Esplendido Shelby Twp Hours
SUN – Noon-10p
M – TH – 11a-10p
FR & SA – 11a-Midnight
Esplendido Shelby Twp
50285 Mound Road
Shelby Twp, MI 48317
Phone – 586-739-1070
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For more info on Esplendido Shelby Twp, visit www.esplendidomc.com