After being constantly harassed by local followers to open another spot, resto-vet-turned-food-trucker Chef Zé Carlos Jiménez (Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita, Crazy About You) decided he would indeed take their money, and is finally debuting The MexZican Gourmet: a brick ‘n mortar, indoor/outdoor translation of his four-wheeler, opening to the public on Wednesday with more eats, and a plethora of very guapo Mexican-imported art.
Truck-stalker-pleasers include the ‘mobile’s entire menu, like fried "Puebla-style" chicken Toztadas covered in crema, queso, and refried beans; tortas packed w/ carne asada, Oaxaca cheese, avocado, beans, mayo, and rajas; and tacos stuffed with carne asada and pork that’s "Michoacan-style", so get those quick because you know they won’t Last...of the.
come a long way from his time ruling the favelas of Rio with an iron fist in the critically acclaimed film City of God whipping up a buttload of new dishes like shrimp/ scallop/ calamari/ chihuahua cheese chile rellenos, tampiquenas (shrimp and mushrooms wrapped in beef tenderloin), cilantro pesto-coated red snapper, and avocado cilantro sauce-slathered mahi-mahi fish tacos.
If you’d like a delicious stout or porter, you’re gross and have no idea what goes with tacos, so instead grab Mexican beers like Corona, Tecate, Pacifico, and Dos Equis, go-to hangover-cure Micheladas, and red wine plus a few whites, exactly what got El Guapo in a vocabulary-teaching huff in the first place.
Published: December 22, 2011 at 4:00am EST
5904 South Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33143
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