Yep, you heard it. Last night I met up with some friends at a Mexican restaurant in New York City. Although I was a bit weary because of the actual distance from Mexico, I was pleasantly surprised.
Where: Union Square
This Mexican eatery is perfect for a big group, which is exactly what we did. The service was pretty good and the food was awesome. Because they’re mostly known for their fresh guacamole (again, I had my doubts. I’m from Texas), we got a double order, which was the perfect amount for the 6 of us. WOW. It was so delicious and fresh, I could have ordered guac for my entree.
For my entree I had the chicken tacos. Sounds boring, but the description (and flavor) said otherwise: grilled and marinated in ancho chiles, garlic, cumin, cloves, and cinnamon, and topped with peppers and melted Chihuahua cheese. As you can see in the photo, the presentation was pretty unique and the tacos were served fajita style–build your own tacos. I loved the side of sweet creamed corn and the melted cheese at the bottom of the mini cast iron skillet. All in all it was a really satisfying dish, but I have to warn you: it’s not authentic Mexican.
And finally, you don’t go to a Mexican restaurant without ordering a margarita, right? Well, for me, the answer is no. I went with the pomegranate margarita. It was the perfect combo of sweet to tart ratio and with just the right amount of tequila.
Downside? Really expensive for Mexican food. I can’t say I’ve ever paid that much for tacos, guac and a margarita. My reccommendation? Go for margs and guac. Perfect appetizer place with a fun and colorful ambiance.