3252 NE 1st Avenue
Southern Mexican style tapas in a handsome new space, continues to enliven the Midtown area. A good place to start is the guacamole, either traditional or one of 4 alternative, inventive ways. Jicama and mango or apple and tomatillo with almond and habanero add brightness and fire to this old standard.
There are 11 different tacos to choose from and three perfect ceviches to cleanse and cool the palate. Save room for the main course,” platos fuertes,” where a chile relleno is stuffed with scallops and shrimp and drizzled with roasted tomato-arbol salsa. Don’t pass up the adobe marinated, organic chicken as too simple, it’s terrific-flavorful and moist. A nice lead-in to the mains are the “botanas,” or hot snacks of quesadillas, tostadas or flautas accompanied by tasty homemade corn tortillas or lettuce wraps. The service is friendly and able, so don’t be afraid to ask about the menu.
Monday – Wednesday and Sunday: 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Thursday: 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday and Saturday: 11:30 am – 2 :00 am