This well known restaurant has been a destination for expats and Mexican locals alike. Located on a side street near the train tracks, you wonder how it was found. But with busy valet parking and a lively dining room, it is obvious that this eatery is popular.
The menu is a delightful mix of offerings, with an Asian inspiration. My group had ceviche to start, which was made from salmon in an almost pâté like texture. Shaped like a can of tuna, it had a topping of a mild wasabi, garlic aioli with a center small dollop of caviar and miniature red tomatoes. It was accompanied by home made crackers in huge wedges, just perfect for carrying the yummy ceviche to your salivating mouth.
This was followed by a ground lamb burger, probably the best burger ever. Large and juicy, the bun was separated to reveal the pattie, cheese (mike and possibly smoked), more aioli, lettuce and tomato. On the large plate was a beautiful green salad, lightly dressed and potato sticks. It was divine in every way.
Dessert followed with an usual profiterole. It was a base and cap of pastry with a round of home made ice cream, one with coffee, one with vanilla. On top of each was a lovely thick dark chocolate sauce and toasted coconut. Light and refreshing after the big burger, it was shared by the group.
The dining room is very eclectic, a combo of shabby chic and contemporary charm. there was another dining area that may have been more outdoors, but it was missed until we were leaving. I can't wait to return.