19 June 2011

a brunch at Mercandito

We tend to stick to the East Side- a habit we decided to remedy. This morning we headed a few blocks West, heading North through Tribeca, SoHo and eventually, into the West Village. Mercandito courted us in with the breezy outdoor seating and South American brunch menu.

The prix fixe menu offers a mimosa or coffee with choice of entree for a reasonable $15. We each opted for the Mimosa (clearly;) and requested a first course of guacamole. A bit bland, we flagged the attentive staff for salt and habanero sauce. For our mains, we both went the taco route. I selected the cameron (shrimp, roasted garlic, chipotle mojo and avocado slices) and my fiance the pollo (herb marinated chicken, pickled sweet potato and chipotle salsa). We were also brought rice and black bean plates to share.

The food was quite excellent, though the shrimp tacos wore the crown! We requested house margaritas on the rocks for dessert...decent, albeit pricey, for what they were.

Good Mexican is hard to come by in the city. This was good.

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