4324 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232
The much praised and celebrated Mexican Restaurant on 4th ave in Sunset Park... It's written about in all the major foodie publications. Apparently it was once a taco truck and now it's a restaurant that doesn't serve beer. What can I say, we have a certain routine for an early mexican lunch on weekends... And this usually revolves around my favorite mexican place, mexican 2000. But, i was meeting my mother and she was heading in through Shaolin and figured this would be an easy thing for them..
Anyway, i wasn't blown away... I mean, i wont discredit a whole place from a few items.. But, i didn't leave this place thinking it's one of the great Mexican restaurants in Brooklyn.. If it were down the street, i would still go to my local spot but, but stop in here to round out my menu choices.. Its a very homey place and large plates of food, there has to be a specialty of the house. . We had the sopes.. The sopes with cecina.. They were nice and sturdy and crispy masa boats.. Like just a good masa boat.. The cecina was also good.. this was my favorite thing
the tacos we ordered we are similar in texture, nothing with any crunch.. all stewed meats.. there was tongue, head and goat... I took a bite of some, My mother of all people unknowingly ate all the tacos.. We never told her what she was eating. Pondering things loudly like "don't you find all mexican food to be the same" Or making connections such as "speaking of chucky cheeses" and then going into large discussion about children with HIV and just so much more... but, more interesting than that, i guess one has to define discussion.. As there is a fine line between what a discussion is and what being spoken at is.. But, yes, the tacos, yes.. You know, just a fun a light lunch. Meanwhile, she loved the goat taco that she would not have loved had she known it was goat. And this was like a goaty funky taco.. this brought some levity at least to me. The beer from the bodega next door helped as well.
Finally, the second biggest disappointment at the table, outside of this guy, were the chilquiles.. I didn't like the texture of the tortilla.. i usually like the tortillas in that half crunchy half soaked state, almost like a good pan fried noodle but, these were just tortillas that were not fried but, just placed in sauce.. they were thick... the sauce was good, it had the epazote sour and in a tomatillo based green sauce but, yeh, the tortillas were a misfire for me.. black beans, were good.. i like avocado leaves in my black beans but, ok, not bad.
there were families and plates of food and well, yeh, would love to hear other people's experiences here.