Tag Archives: Mexican Restaurants

Mission Cantina – ¡Viva “El Bowien!”

Chef Danny Bowien has had the Midas touch when he turned to producing his version of Chinese food, first in San Francisco and then in New York City at his Mission Chinese Food Restaurants. He has now extended that touch to [...]

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Paxia – Daniel Ovadía’s Passionate Paean to Mexico

On the second day of the inaugural Mesamerica Congress in Mexico City in July, the ambitious and talented young chef Daniel Ovadía gave his presentation on using traditional Mexican ingredients in new ways. His approach was heartfelt and artistic, but the most emotional [...]

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Amaranta – Terrific in Toluca

Who says fusion cooking is bad? Anyone who thinks that has never experienced the cooking and foods of Mexico. Mexican cuisine is a glorious example of how wonderful fusion can be when given enough time, ingenuity and skill to make [...]

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Bringing the Sea to Mexico City – Part 2: MeroToro

Chef Jair Telléz already had a successful restaurant, Laja, in a small village in the Valle de Guadalupe (Mexico’s premiere wine region) just outside of Ensenada – when he was lured to the major metropolis of Mexico City by Gabriela [...]

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Brunch at Empellón Tacquería

Empellón Tacqueria is the Mexican restaurant run by former WD-50 and Alinea Pastry Chef Alex Stupak and his wife Lauren Resler. He runs the savory kitchen, while she handles the pastry side. When it opened last year, Stupak and Resler’s approach was [...]

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El Empiezo de Empellón

I must admit, I went to Empellón with and still have mixed feelings about the place. I mean, Alex Stupak is (or was) one of the very best Pastry chefs on the planet, let alone New York City! Sure, I [...]

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