It has been a while since we wanted to go to Mexicue and decided to have dinner there on a Monday night, right before traveling to Europe, our fridge being empty. I like the concept that is a fusion between Mexican cuisine and BBQ, hence the name. I think it is a great idea and, for sure, they seem to have mastered it, proposing lots of interesting dishes, from tacos to sliders that include classic BBQ items such as pulled pork or smoked brisket.
I like the place that has a rustic atmosphere and seem popular with people who just want to grab a drink with some guacamole. So I too got my cocktail and guacamole! I went for the Mezcal Manhattan, composed of mezcal, kummel, absinthe, bitters and lime. When it came in a small glass, I was a bit surprised, but, after a first sip that definitely cleaned my digestive system, I was glad it was not bigger! Wow, it was quite strong and i was lucky nobody was lighting a match next to me!
The guacamole with it was a good complement; not the best guacamole, but it was pretty decent.
What I like about this place is the variety of dishes and the fact that you can order most of the dishes by the unit. So, I decided to get two tacos and a slider.
The slider was a pulled pork slider, made with slaw, chili bean spread, house pickled pepper and a chipotle sauce. It was very good, juicy and tasty, with a nice proportion bread/meat.
I also got a smoked chicken taco, made with slaw, pico de gallo, cotija cheese and a chipotle sauce.
And a smoked brisket taco with slaw, salsa verde, pico de gallo, cotija cheese and chipotle sauce.
Both tacos were good, very juicy, and packed in flavors, but I definitely preferred the brisket one that was sublime.
Jodi on her side hesitated between the egg taco (it had guacamole and salsa verde in it) and the avocado shroom that, as you can guess, had mushrooms (wild) and avocado as well as slaw, salsa roja (slightly spicy), corn salsa and jack cheese. She chose the later that was a nice vegetarian option.
I was looking forward for dessert, hoping that they would have churros, but, unfortunately, they only have...ice cream! So, no dessert. Anyway, we left satisfied with our meal that was pretty good. I like Mexicue and will definitely go back there.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Mexicue - 1440 Broadway, New York, NY 10018