Tex-Mex food at El Original in NYC, NY

 El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

We were walking on 10th avenue when we noticed a place called El Original, a Tex-Mex restaurant adjacent to a hotel that I cannot recall the name. The place is big and I was glad we went for brunch as it looked more like a bar and I could already imagine the noise level for dinner. There were definitely not that many people for brunch, besides a group of construction workers who seemed to be regulars. 

 Entrance at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Entrance at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

 Bar area at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Bar area at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

We started off our meal with some guacamole, salsa and tortilla chips, all quite good, the guac being fresh.

 Guacamole, salsa and chips at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Guacamole, salsa and chips at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

 Salsa at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Salsa at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

 Tortilla chips at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Tortilla chips at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

 Guacamole at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Guacamole at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Then, Jodi opted for the portobello mushrooms tacos, served with yellow rice and beans. The tacos were good and I should mention that they offer a large choice, from chicken, fish, beef or pork, mushrooms being the sole vegetarian option, but a tasty one.

 Portobello mushroom tacos at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Portobello mushroom tacos at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

On my side, I went for the divorced eggs, a dish composed of two sides: on one side, an egg with salsa roja, over pinto beans, and on the other side, a fried egg with salsa verde over yellow rice, all on top of a crispy corn tortilla, topped with guacamole and pico de gallo. This was good with one being spicy (the first one). I liked the fact that it was two recipes in one dish.

 Divorced eggs at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Divorced eggs at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Last, we went for their tres leches that was decent, but definitely not the best we had. Still, a good way to end our meal.

 Tres leches at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Tres leches at El Original in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Our brunch at El Original was overall good: the food is quite good and tasty. This is a good place to know if you'd like a Tex-Mex brunch in that area, better than the brunch we had previously at Arriba Arriba. But that is for another post...

Enjoy (I did)!

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