Sunday, May 4, 2008
Located in the center, center slope on 7th. Ave and 3rd. Street, this new endeavor works hard to please those who jones for quality Mexico City style Mexican in Brooklyn. Chef Adrian Leon who has worked with Nuevo Latino superstar Douglas Rodriguez, as well as manning kitchens at Rosa Mexicano and Zocalo. I ate there for brunch yesterday and was not dissappointed. Seated in the covered outdoor area, which was nice and warm with cute, colorful lights, brunch began with chips and homemade salsas. The busboy explained the green was tomatillo and the red was morita and spicy. Both were fresh and vibrant and the chips good though not housemade. My entree of baked vegetarian enchilada for $11.95 was served in a corn tortilla with black beans, cactus, roasted poblanos, anejo cheese, green salsa and topped with pickled jalapenos was very good though I might have enjoyed it more with a little something extra with it, like a little rice perhaps. The tables surrounding me looked happy and all the food, especially those topped with the lovely freshmade salsas looked enticing. Other brunch entrees include huevos rancheros for $10.50, pancakes topped with fresh fruit and sugar and chicken or steak chilaquiles for $9.25. The sides are only $2.95 including guacamole which is pretty reasonable for an add on. Lots of specialty cocktails are available and the staff is plenty willing to please. A nice clean bathroom with a little wood wainscotting is located in the main dining room. Soon arriving will be Mexican hot chocolate which I look forward to on a future brunch visit.