Wednesday, December 10, 2014

How do You Pronounce "Huipil"?

We're all tempted to call Maynard's muy bueno Mexican restaurant something that rhymes with "people", but that would be incorrect. The correct pronunciation is "we peel". The 'h' in Spanish is silent, while the 'il' at the end forces emphasis to the end of the word. But however you like to pronounce it, I like to pronounce it delicious!

So what is a "Huipil"? You might be able to guess by some of the decor. My internet search gave me this: A huipil is the most common traditional garment worn by indigenous women from central Mexico to Central America. It is a loose-fitting tunic, generally made from two or three rectangular pieces of fabric which are then joined together with stitching, ribbons or fabric strips, with an opening for the head and, if the sides are sewn, openings for the arms.

Along with their delicious, authentic Mexican menu, you can also get Coca Cola with real sugar in it, and other Mexican sodas. And not only do Alma and Alonzo own and run this place, but they also choose to make Maynard their home. We are so glad to have them. 


  1. This place should get more recognition.
    Much tastier than the competing Mexican places in Acton.

  2. It's up to us Dave. Let's spread the word!

  3. True authentic Mexican deliciousness!