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