25 Lafayette Avenue
A new Mexican Restaurant opened around the corner from me and right across the street from BAM.. Its a in a small vibrant place.. The decor is shabby chic meets taco stand.. Aluminum tables with Spanish Advertisements on them.. There is a lovely outdoor seating area which is semi opened to Lafayette..
We sat outside this Sunday and purchased a bucket of 5 beers for 33 dollars.... Service was friendly except for the manager who was a little too intense. But, hey, opening a new place, I don't know what;s on his plate.. But, I also shouldnt find myself concerned with it either..
The menu is small, a handful of tacos, some quesadillas, chips and guacamole.. They are not reinventing the wheel here..
One thing I can say is, the guacamole is spicy.. Not extremely spice but, there were chunks of jalapeno.. Larger than a dice.
This was by far the best thing.. A little nod to Contramar with the tuna tostadas.. A nice version, complete with spicy mayo and then some other stuff thrown on.. It was good and refreshing.
Assortment of tacos.. The pastor and the carnitas were the best.. I would avoid the fried fish, the shrimp and the extremely dry chorizo tacos.. The kids really loved the rice and beans and I was impressed myself.
the pickled pepper was the only saving grace.. the seafood tasted of phosphate and fried.. Nothing too exciting. A poor fish and chips.
In conclusion, the space is bright, airy and comfortable.. get what I got or try other things, avoid what I said to avoid and it will be good..