On a Saturday, we were supposed to have lunch at Mi Nidito, a Mexican restaurant in Hell's Kitchen. After booking a table on Openable.com, I received a text from the owner who told me that they were not open for lunch and proposed to go to Mamasita, its sister restaurant located on 10th avenue, a couple of blocks away, that serves the exact same menu. We were craving Mexican food, so we accepted. Mamasita is a casual place that offers an impressive number of margaritas. But, it was not something I was looking for for lunch, having things to do in the afternoon...We started off our meal with guacamole. It was good, fresh and not spicy, as requested.
For her entrée, Jodi went for the enchilada vegetable Suiza, a vegetarian dish, where the enchilada is stuffed with vegetables rolled in a two soft corn tortillas topped with green tomatillo salsa, melted cheese and served with sour cream. It was good, not bland, with a nice amount of cheese.
I ordered the Alaskan King Crab Enchiladas, made with Alaskan king crab sautéed with onions, garlic and a white creamy sauce rolled in two corn tortillas topped with green tomatillo sauce melted cheese and sour cream served with rice, beans & salad. I loved it! There was definitely lots of crab in it, chunks of it, not overpowered by the rest of the ingredients at all. If you like crab, I recommend it.
Both dishes looked similar and were served with rice and beans.
We were already full and asked for the check. At that point, they offered us a piece of tres leches. And it was delicious!
It was a good meal and this made me want to go back for dinner at Mamasita or Mi Nidito. This time, I will try one of their margaritas...
Enjoy (I did)!
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Mamasita Mexican Bar and Grill - 818 10th Avenue, New York, NY10019