Very colorful and festive restaurant.
Complimentary chips and salsa ranchera. The chips are served hot and just fried. They are accompanied by the best salsa ever. I kept raving to the manager about how great the salsa was, and he told me it's made in-house! The ingredients are slow roasted tomatoes, vegetable stock, cilantro (I'm not a fan of cilantro, but luckily you can barely taste it in the salsa), salt, pepper, onions, jalapeño, serrano chile. All this makes for one outstanding salsa with a kick to it.
Chicken Chilaquiles, $11: crispy corn tortillas, fried eggs, salsa, chihuahua cheese, crema. So much flavor! Crispy tortillas and a nice slight spiciness to the dish.
Strawberry Pancakes, $10: Homemade buttermilk pancakes with fresh fruit and creme fraiche. I was doubtful when my friend said she wanted to order pancakes. How could pancakes possibly be good at a Mexican restaurant? Surprisingly they were pretty amazing! Very fluffy and lots of fresh strawberries in each pancake.
(Pancake picture by Jing)
824 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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