It's been a while since we wanted to try Mikie Squared Bar and Grill in Hoboken and what convinced us to go that time was after an encounter with one of my colleagues in the bus from New York, who told me that he loves the brunch there.
This is a casual place, with not too many tables with an interesting menu that goes from American to Mexican dishes. So, we could not miss ordering their homemade guacamole.
When they brought it to the table (it is not done table side), we could see that it was not made to order, as it had few brown spots, despite the amount of lime they put in it (too much to my taste) and the pit that they kept in it. I admit that I did not like the texture that was way too smooth, making me think that they make it in a blender.
For her entrée, Jodi went for the homemade mozzarella and tomato salad that was good, the cheese being well made and soft, as opposed to rubbery.
On my side, I went for the huevos rancheros, one of my favorite brunch dishes. Well, they were advertising for it, so I was hopeful it would be delicious.
It was made with a crispy tortilla, two fried eggs, black beans, Monterey Jack cheese, topped with ranchero sauce and guacamole. It also came with toast, making it a complete brunch dish. The plate would have looked good if it was not from the brown guacamole that did not look appetizing at all.
Also, the eggs were overcooked.
So it was just ok and did not at all measure up with the huevos rancheros served at La Isla, couple of block away. I was a bit disappointed to say the least. Would I go back? Not sure: there are so many other options with amazing food in Hoboken, such as La Isla mentioned before, The Cuban, Bin 14, The Madison Bar and Grill...
I have a question for you: what is your favorite brunch dish?
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