Oxomoco made headlines when it earned Greenpoint its first Michelin star. Along with two others, Oxomoco is paving the way for Mexican haute cuisine. They have stayed true to the traditional flavors and techniques of Mexico and have polished them to perfection. The interiors are relaxed and discreet, transporting you to a coastal resort.
On the menu you will find classic dishes such as lamb barbecue, but served with pumpkin flower, watercress and sauce, which adds freshness to this rich dish. Don't skip simple starters, such as corn chips and salsa, as they only use the best quality traditional corn, which adds flavor profiles beyond any normal corn chip. You can't leave a Mexican restaurant without trying their in-house tequila cocktails. Oxomoco prepares a guava margarita that will satisfy your thirst and add a refreshing touch to your tropical style meal.
Claro has a wood oven where they prepare traditional classic dishes such as barbecue, and there is only a limited amount of this popular dish for everyone. Fans will come earlier to receive their portion of tender and juicy meat, served with fresh tacos and eaten and drizzled with spicy green sauce, simple but delicious. As a main course, green mole on black bass served with broccoli and watercress is a treat for everyone, ending with rice pudding with hibiscus and cherry. It's hard not to be glowing with satisfaction at the end of a meal.
You can literally taste the regions and cities that chef Cosme Aguilar's menu explores, and many dishes honor his mother's memory with recipes from her childhood. Piaxtla's tender chicken enchiladas with mole can cause you to faint, thanks to an unexpectedly sweet but intoxicating sauce, with dark chocolate, raisins, almonds, cloves, cinnamon, chilies, garlic and sesame. New York City has become the ideal place when looking for authentic and refined Mexican cuisine, as it is now home to three Michelin star Mexican restaurants. It's motivating to see that traditional cuisines, such as Mexican food, receive high-performing praise, as it diversifies the perspective that dinners can have.
You wouldn't associate the generous style of Mexican food with a selection of small plates, but Atla has redefined everything you thought you knew about Mexican food with finesse. Without a doubt, they paved the way for other Mexican restaurateurs who now know that Mexican cuisine can stay true to its bold flavors and homemade cooking methods and, at the same time, earn a place on the most respected critic board in the world. Cosme, a local favorite, was one of the first Mexican restaurants to start taking Mexican cuisine to a new level.