Tag Archives: Mexican cuisine

Brunch at Street Taco (NYC)

[Translate] Street Taco is a colorful, cavernous, low-key Mexican spot in Gramercy. It’s an attractive restaurant decorated in white-glazed brick archways dividing the space, cobalt-blue booths and bright yellow chairs, murals by a Manhattan tattoo artist, and a lone golden disco ball. There are plenty of places to post up with a date or a group of friends for happy hour, but the booth by the front near the windows is a prime spot. Throw all fears of imminent headaches or hangovers to the wind and go for a Tsunami, which is a frozen margarita swirled with frozen sangria or..

Dinner at ChicoJulio Bodega del Mar

[Translate] Recently we had a solid Mexican taco dinner at ChicoJulio in the Upper West Side. Once you step through the doors, it opens to an airy space with a handsome stocked with flights of mezcal, bacanora and pechuga (a Mexican liquor distilled using a chicken). As great as this was, we’re here for the food and here’s what we started with: (more…)

Great Mexican at Estrellita Poblana IV

[Translate] Estrellita Poblana IV’s menu, horchata, tortilla chips and salsa, fresh guacamole Mexican food is one of the few cuisines Manhattan does best. A friend of mine asserted that the Bronx has the best Mexican, even better than Brooklyn. With a statement like that, how can I not try it? We schlepped all the way up to Estrellita Poblana IV, a Bronx based mini-chain of restaurants that serves very authentic Mexican fare for dinner. We started off with the fresh in-house made guacamole ($5.45) that’s terribly addictive to eat with the tortilla chips. The horchata ($2.50) was refreshing to drink..

Mexican Seafood Dinner at Pampano (NYC)

[Translate] Interior, upstairs and table setting Pampano is a contemporary Mexican restaurant found in Midtown East. The decor and the menu vaguely reminds me of my recent press trip to Los Cabos, Mexico – and the food primarily focused on seafood. Entering this restaurant on a humid, drizzling evening, we’re greeted by two friendly hostesses and a civil happy hour crowd several yards away at the bar, whose conversations weren’t too convivial. We’re eventually escorted upstairs to the dining room, where the beige walls with white palm trees carved onto them felt vaguely tropical and the large mirror made it..

Dinner at Don Sanchez, Los Cabos, Mexico

[Translate] Entrance to Don Sanchez Don Sanchez is a casual restaurant located in the historical downtown district of San José del Cabo. Corporate Chef Tadd Chapman, a Canadian expat and tequila expert, cooking casual food that is tilts toward the finer side of Mexican cuisine. This restaurant is also known for evenings of salsa dancing, which diners may partake if he/she is around late enough to take part of the fun. The bar, Table setting, and my Pineapple mojito Excited for this wine-paired meal, we started with their refreshing and very delicious pineapple mojito. It’s fruity but not too sweet,..