Food & Drink

Uptown Mex from a Mi Cocina vet

Intimate yet festive with color squares and vivid artwork against its comforting brick walls, the Mi Cocina man's new resto cozies tweaked American notions like a crema-fresca'd slow-cooked pork sandwich against fully Mexican fare like quekas laguera (pastry pockets stuffed w/ cheese and brisket or chicken) and chilorio (Sinaloa-style pork w/ ancho chile & port sauce). Hop out of the Mambo Taxi, and go for frozens like the Herradura Jimador-fueled Micorita and the house sangria-swirled El Santo, even tastier than a dubbed action flick that caused audiences to ask "Es Val Kilmer mas gordo?".