The Menú del Día featured pork cecina, salad and potatoes, but we looked instead to the a la carte menu.
Bixa chose Filete de Mahi-mahi Encamaronado, which consisted of a thick, moist and beautiful piece of fish in a light, tangy sauce, all covered with large shrimp. I was envious, to tell the truth. It also was accompanied by a nice salad and chunky potatoes fried in olive oil.
|Filete de Mahi-mahi Encamaronado|
|Mahi-mahi Al Ajillo, with nicely cooked vegetables|
|The El Quinqué Hamburger|
Because of the small size of the attractive ground floor dining room, the acoustics don’t lend themselves to conversation when the room is busy. (There is a smaller dining are up a short, steep flight of stairs. But noisy acoustics are not a reason, in my opinion, to deny yourself the pleasure of eating at this delightful, casual restaurant.)
To sum up: delicious food, simple but attractive plate presentations, friendly, helpful, bilingual host, excellent chef (Carlos’ mom) in the kitchen. Reasonable prices. What’s not to like?
No beer, wine or liquor. You might be able to BYO. Check first by calling ahead.
Cost: $-$1/2 Nuestra Cuenta
Ambience: Cozy, charming
Restroom: Single, unisex, small but acceptable.
Macedonio Alcala 901 Esq. Gomez Farias Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Tel: 951- 5026702
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