Dear, sweet yelp!, Please get 1/2 stars ratings. This place was really good and I would normally give it 4.5 stars, but this place is one that deserves the rounding up. The first thing that makes this place remarkable is it's attention to tiny details. For example our server had her eyebrows penciled together to look like Frieda Kahlo. All the plates had Khahlo's picture and the name of the restaurant. My favorite feature however is the lighting. The light fixtures are all cheese graters, what a cool idea. Secondly, service, which as you know can make or break a place for me. This was superb! This small restaurant must've been shocked when 2 dozen or so people showed up. However, she didn't let it phase her. Always there when you needed everything and kudos to the kitchen for getting everything out in a timely manner. They have three types of aguas frescas, horchata, lemonade and cucumber water. They are definitely worth trying. Be warned, if you order the large, it's enough liquid to float a small aircraft carrier in! I always love when they serve drinks in mason jars, and these were the biggest I've seen. I came in already knowing what I was going to order: fruit tacos and aKahlo with mushroom instead of meat. Of course, T had other plans, naughty minx that she is. She ordered the Tostitos preperados, nachos(sans meat) and churros, which of course meant I was ridiculously full by the time my food came. The Tostitos were good, but I got the tail end, but that's okay because my eyes were on the nachos. Cheese, corn, chile, chips... Come on, it's the 4 Cs of Mexican cooking, you can't go wrong. I basically (no wait, I did) lick the plate clean. My only small quibble is that I wish the chile was hotter, but that's just me. The churro sampler came with 3 different dipping sauces: chocolate vanilla and caramel. I nearly did a shot of the caramel. The chocolate was good, a bit on the thick side (like me). I didn't try the vanilla, but I can imagine it deserving a tongue bath, too. Alright, down to the real deal, my meal. Fruit tacos? What? They sounded so weird that I had to try them. I had some before my meal, and even though I was disgustingly full (bufad in Italian slang), I had another one after. A table mate said it almost tasted like a healthy desert... Almost. The shell was tamarindo candy folded up. It was like a thin, drier layer of the stuff you pushed through the syringe looking dispenser as a kid. The inside was fresh fruit.. Strawberries, mango, cucumber and jicama. Although it didn't need anything else, it came with a side of salsa..aka chamoy. As I said last week, not usually a fan of it.. But this was a nice sour spicy foil for the fresh fruit.. And not strong. And the burger? Delicious. I can imagine if it was this good as vegetarian, my fellow carnivores must've liked it. The burger was topped with a poblano aioli, corn, cheese, caramelized onions, and more I'm sure. Phenomenal. Okay, the 1/2 star decrease? Minor things. I thought the fries needed salt. If Lisa M hadn't gone before, I wouldn't have known about the veggie substitute, and like she said, the $2 increase for that was a little steep. Finally, some additional menu items needed descriptions. I knew what chilendrines and papas locas were, for example, but many were left confused.
Eric M. on Aug 19, 2016