La Botana Mexican Grill: Celebrating Nine Years of Being Troy’s Best-Kept Culinary Secret

Excerpt: When Elaine Tercel met her mom, Marjorie Odum, at Emerald Lakes Plaza in Troy for dinner outside their favorite Chinese eatery, Marjorie asked, “Would you like to try the Mexican place here, for a change?”

“I said ‘Sure!’” Elaine recalled. “I’d passed by La Botana for years — especially since I’m a Troy resident and live and work close by — but had never been there. Usually my family goes to southwest Detroit for Mexican food.

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