Mexican | Southwestern
The restaurant does indeed have a great vibe and terrific Margaritas garnished with paper umbrellas. Families who lunch adore this spot which is convenient to the Guggenheim, Met, and Central Park. Fun is a key word here as in items listed as “fun to start” that include the Guaca Guaca Mole (ok but no better than what can be bought in a fancy food store); chipotle fried calamari that comes with “hot salsa ” (it is) or the salsa trio with homemade chips. Move along to a Taco Boom-Boom (more fun) choosing among the pastor with pork and fresh pineapple; chicken adobo or beef asado or cast your lot with a $17 crab cake taco. Among the Crunchy Tostadas, the red snapper version that includes kale, cherry tomatoes and fresh corn gets nods as do the versions of cerviche, one with shrimp, one with Bay scallops, onion and lime and a third with yellowfin tuna. The enchilada verde is a soft corn tortilla holding some chicken, a lot of shredded romaine, sour cream, queso and theoretically salsa verde. At lunch and brunch there are offerings like the chicken burrito with “organic” chicken, rice and beans snuggled into a flour tortilla; several dishes with organic eggs including one with crisp bacon on a tostada and French toast.